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What channel is Real Madrid vs Barcelona? Start time, TV schedule for La Liga El Clasico match | Sporting News United Kingdom

Real Madrid and Barcelona will face each other one final time this season with a showdown on April 21.

Los Blancos welcome Barcelona to Madrid on the back of a superb UEFA Champions League quarterfinal win on penalties against holders Manchester City in midweek.

However, Barcelona’s own European adventure was ended as Xavi Hernandez’s side were floored by a Kylian Mbappe inspired Paris Saint-Germain.

Real Madrid are cruising on towards the La Liga title this season with Barcelona facing one last chance to challenge them.

WATCH: Real Madrid vs Barcelona with ESPN+ in the USA

Real Madrid vs Barcelona kick off time

This La Liga clash kicks off at the Estadio Santiago Bernabeu on Sunday, April 21 at 9:00 p.m. local time in Madrid, Spain.

Here’s how that time translates across some of the major territories around the globe:

  Date Kickoff time
USA Sun, Apr. 21 3:00 p.m. ET
Canada Sun, Apr. 21 3:00 p.m. ET
UK Sun, Apr. 21 8:00 p.m. GMT
Australia Mon, Apr. 22 5:00 a.m. AEST
India Mon, Apr. 22 12:30 a.m. IST

Real Madrid vs Barcelona live stream, TV channel

Here’s how to watch this La Liga match across selected areas of the world’s major regions:

Region TV Streaming
USA ESPN Deportes Fubo, ESPN+,
Canada RDS 2, TSN 3, TSN 4

TSN+

UK Premier Sports 1 Premier Sports Player, La Liga TV
Australia Optus Sport
India JioTV


USA: This game is available on ESPN+, with Spanish language options on ESPN Deportes, and streaming on Fubo with the latter offering a FREE trial to new users.

Canada: This game is live broadcasting and streaming on TSN+. French language options are on RDS 2.

Australia: Fans in Australia can stream every match live and on demand on Optus Sport.

UK: This match will be streamed on La Liga TV and broadcast on Premier Sports 1.

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Real Madrid vs Barcelona lineups, team news

Ancelotti has not confirmed any injury issues, but he is likely to rotate, following a demanding night in Manchester for his players. France international Aurelien Tchouameni is expected to return from suspension with Brahim Diaz and Lucas Vazquez also potential starters.

Real Madrid starting lineup (4-3-3): Lunin (GK) — Vazquez, Tchouameni, Rudiger, Mendy — Kroos, Modric, Bellingham — Diaz, Joselu, Vinicius Jr.

Real Madrid subs: TBC

Xavi has a fully fit squad to pick from and could stick with an unchanged team despite their loss to PSG as he aims to keep Barcelona’s faint La Liga title defence hopes alive.

Barcelona starting lineup (4-3-3): Ter Stegen (GK) — Kounde, Araujo, Cubarsi, Cancelo — De Jong, Gundogan, Pedri — Lamine Yamal, Lewandowski, Raphinha.

Barcelona subs: TBC

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Real Madrid vs Barcelona prediction

Barcelona have lost twice already this season to Real Madrid in La Liga and in the Spanish Super Cup at the start of 2024. However, they know this is their final opportunity to disrupt Real Madrid’s likely title win, and Xavi will want to sign off with a positive.

Prediction: Real Madrid 1-1 Barcelona