Preview: Barcelona will want to bounce back after their mid-week defeat
It is not often that Barcelona lose, and when they do, fans will sit and pick apart that defeat, in order to figure out what caused it. The Blaugrana's mid-week match against Ajax did not go well, as the Spanish side came up short, but the defeat was well deserved.
That defeat can come as somewhat of a wake-up call for Tata Martino's men.
Miami Beach, Florida (June 1, 2013) – This Saturday, beIN Sport USA, beIN Sport en Español and beIN Sport Play team up to offer viewers the very last piece of action from this season’s Spanish Primera Division contest. LiveSoccerTV.com can confirm that the network will broadcast six La Liga matches live. beIN Sports’ list consists of Real Madrid vs Osasuna (at 11:00am EST / 15:00 GMT / 17:00 CET), Barcelona vs Malaga (at 13:00 EST / 17:00 GMT / 19:00 CET), Sevilla vs Valencia, Deportivo La Coruna vs Real Sociedad, Mallorca vs Real Valladolid and Real Zaragoza vs Atletico Madrid (all at 15:00 EST / 19:00 GMT / 21:00 CET). Boredom cannot exist this Saturday with beIN Sports coming your way!
Miami Beach, Florida (May 18, 2013) – Two matches highlight beIN Sports’ incredible live soccer coverage this Sunday. Before that, though, beIN Sports followers will be able to witness all the emotion surrounding David Beckham’s very final game as a footballer. LiveSoccerTV.com (@LiveSoccerTV) reminds you not to miss PSG vs Brest, Siena vs Milan, FC Barcelona vs Real Valladolid or any of beIN Sports live telecasts this weekend.
In Italy, Milan’s battle away to relegated Siena will capture wide attention as the Rossoneri aim to secure the third and final UEFA Champions League spot in the Serie A. Last weekend, Milan played out a goalless draw away to Roma in an encounter that was marred by boos – identified as racist chants – from the crowd.
Miami Beach, Florida (May 10, 2013) – Five matches headline beIN Sports’ packed three-day action dominated by the Italian Serie A, the Spanish La Liga and the Championship. Crystal Palace vs Brighton & Hove Albion kick starts the party at 14:45 EST on Friday to make way for more entertainment on May 11 and May 12. LiveSoccerTV.com (@LiveSoccerTV) breaks down beIN Sport USA and beIN Sport en Español’s live TV listings for you.
La Vecchia Signora cannot stop winning, even after clinching the Scudetto. Fresh from the 1-0 win away to Atalanta, Juve return to their stadium looking to thrill the home crowd again. Watch Juventus vs Cagliari live from 12:00pm EST / 16:00 GMT / 18:00 CET on Saturday, May 11, 2013.
Miami Beach, Florida (May 3, 2013) – Three big fixtures – two from the Spanish La Liga and one from the Italian Serie A – headline beIN Sports’ coverage this weekend. Real Madrid vs Real Valladolid, Juventus vs Palermo and Barcelona vs Real Betis will feature on both channels – beIN Sport USA and beIN Sport en Español. LiveSoccerTV.com (@LiveSoccerTV) offers you a full view of beIN Sports’ live TV listings between May 3 and May 5, 2013.
A few days ago, the Santiago Bernabeu’s home supporters were on the brink of witness a momentous comeback of Real Madrid against Borussia Dortmund. Although it did not happen this way, Los Blancos showed tremendous zeal throughout the match and this is the kind of spirit they will want to maintain until the end of the campaign.
Miami Beach, Florida (April 26, 2013) – beIN Sports end-of-month coverage starts this Friday with a Championship fixture between Leicester City and Watford which will air on both channels from 14:45 EST / 18:45 EST / 20:45 CET. The weekend will then be filled with a total of seven Spanish La Liga matches. Inevitably, the games that are set to attract wide viewership are Athletic Bilbao vs Barcelona and Atletico Madrid vs Real Madrid. LiveSoccerTV.com (@LiveSoccerTV) provides you with full live TV listings for beIN Sport en Español and beIN Sport USA.
Barcelona and Real Madrid find themselves in a very embarrassing and awkward position after heavy Champions League defeats, to Bayern and Dortmund respectively. The Catalans and the Blancos have one more away trip on their agenda before returning home for next week’s uphill task in Europe.
Miami Beach, Florida (April 12, 2013) – LiveSoccerTV.com (@LiveSoccerTV) reminds you that you can watch over 10 different matches live on beIN Sports this weekend – from April 13 to April 14, 2013.
Once again, Barcelona are expected to play without talisman Lionel Messi. The Argentine had to play half an hour through the barrier of pain on Wednesday. His substitute appearance lifted the Catalans’ spirit at PSG’s anguish. On Sunday, Tito Vilanova will certainly not risk the four-time Ballon d’Or winner. Barcelona are in a very good position in the Spanish La Liga so the match against Real Zaragoza should only be a matter of building momentum. This match will be on both channels.
In San Mames, Real Madrid will be playing catch up for the sake of pride. Jose Mourinho is expected to make a few changes to his starting XI and UEFA Champions League leading scorer Cristiano Ronaldo could once again commence the game on the bench. Athletic Bilbao vs Real Madrid represents beIN Sport USA’s last telecast of the weekend.
Miami Beach, Florida (March 23, 2013) – Matchday 12 in the South American World Cup qualifiers lines up the following three fixtures: Bolivia vs Argentina, Ecuador vs Paraguay, Chile vs Uruguay and Venezuela vs Colombia. The beIN Sports network will share the live broadcast of these matches between its two channels – beIN Sport USA and beIN Sport en Español. LiveSoccerTV.com (@LiveSoccerTV) is here to help you identify where to watch the CONMEBOL World Cup qualifying match(es) of your choice live on Tuesday, March 26, 2013.
Bolivia were hammered 5-0 in Barranquilla last Friday. Even the home factor may be an advantage too small for them to defeat Argentina on Matchday 12 of the CONMEBOL World Cup qualifiers. Higuain and Messi are scoring goals for fun in the campaign; they lead the goalscorers chart with nine and eight goals respectively. The Real Madrid forward and the Barcelona talisman have 17 goals between them – that is five more than what the entire team of Bolivia has managed to score in 10 matches. The public can expect a feast of goals in La Paz on March 26. Watch Bolivia vs Argentina live at 16:00 EST on beIN Sport en Español.
beIN Sport USA serves up an exciting week of top European action featuring 16 matches live from Spain's Primera Division, Italy's Serie A, France's Ligue 1 and the English Championship. The live coverage will span across both of their English and Spanish language channels beIN SPORT and beIN SPORT en Español.
The live coverage for the week February 9-15, 2013 kicks off on Saturday where they will feature a full morning of exclusive live broadcasts from Serie A and La Liga, including the Spanish Champions Real Madrid home match against Sevilla.
Get your printable guide – Spanish La Liga Matchday 22
The month of February begins with three days of league football in Spain and Real Valladolid will open proceedings with a home fixture against UEFA Europa League runners-up Athletic Bilbao. The latter, in 13th position, stunned Atletico Madrid 3-0 last week and could move two places up with victory over Valladolid this weekend.
Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo were overshadowed by the prowess of Cesc Fabregas, Gerard Pique and Raphael Varane in El Clasico on Wednesday. Will the world’s two best players resume their scoring adventure?
Get your printable guide – Italian Serie A Matchday 23
Two sides who drew their latest respective fixture – Roma and Cagliari – will lock horns on Friday night in the first Serie A game of February.
Second-placed Napoli will host Catania in one of Saturday’s two matches. They could go level on points with Juve. The Old Lady, who signed striker Nicolas Anelka earlier this week, are in search of more creativity upfront. They played out a 1-1 draw against Genoa last weekend and must now find a way of defeating Chievo on Sunday.
Milan supporters, still buzzing from their much publicized signing of Mario Balotelli from Manchester City, will flock the San Siro Stadium for their side’s battle against Udinese. This encounter scheduled for 14:45 will provide the last action of Matchday 23.
Get your printable guide – Spanish Cup first-legs
Just as it was expected to happen, Real Madrid defeated Valencia and Barcelona kicked out Malaga in the Last 8 to set up the first of El Clasico 2013’s fixtures. The two Spanish titans will face off in La Liga in March but for now, everyone’s attention is very much on the business in the Copa del Rey.
Can Jose Mourinho’s outfit, led by goal poacher Cristiano Ronaldo but deprived of injured veteran Iker Casillas, knock out defending Spanish Cup champions Barcelona?
Also vying for a spot in the final of this competition are Atletico Madrid and Sevilla. The two-legged semi-final meeting between these two teams has been outshined by El Clasico. Atletico and Sevilla can profit of this shadow to heat up their plan of upsetting either Barcelona or Real Madrid in the 2013 Copa del Rey final.
Get your printable guide – Spanish La Liga Matchday 21
There is basically no contest at the top of the Spanish La Liga table. Barcelona look set to go all the way to win the title while Real Madrid, for the sake of pride, do not want to give up.
This weekend’s fixtures will see Los Blancos engage in a local derby against Getafe while the Catalans will welcome Osasuna at the Camp Nou. In truth, the attention of the public has already diverted to Barca and Madrid’s meeting in the Spanish Cup.
Get your printable guide – Serie A Matchday 22
Scudetto champions Juventus cannot allow themselves to be distracted by business in the Coppa Italia where they drew 1-1 at home to Lazio in midweek. The league campaign continues for the Old Lady this weekend with a fixture against Genoa on Saturday. Earlier in the day, Juve’s cup opponents Lazio will host Chievo.
On Sunday, Francesco Totti’s Roma will look to pursue their 2013 renaissance. The Giallorossi have the upper hand going into next week’s Coppa Italia second leg match against Internazionale. In the meantime, they could grab their first Serie A win of the year away to Bologna.
Get your printable guide – English Capital One Cup semis
Stunning things happened in the first leg of the 2012/13 English Capital One Cup semi-final round. Bradford City overpowered Premier League side Aston Villa 3-1. The latter, who upset Arsenal in the previous round, are determined to finish their astonishing campaign with the Football League Cup in their hands.
Like the Villains, Chelsea have a two-goal deficit to overturn. This task against Swansea City is even bigger knowing that the first-leg loss occurred at Stamford Bridge. Who will make it to the final of the Football League Cup at Wembley?
Get your printable guide – Spanish Copa del Rey Last 8
Sevilla held Real Zaragoza to a goalless draw last week. The pressure is on Wednesday’s hosts to claim victory as Zaragoza can qualify with a score draw.
Valencia got rattled 5-0 by a Cristiano Ronaldo and Angel Di Maria inspired Real Madrid in La Liga last Sunday. Los Che, with a 2-0 deficit going into the second leg, will need a miracle to prevail against Los Blancos at the Mestalla Stadium. Also favourites to reach the Spanish Copa del Rey semis are Atletico Madrid. They claimed a straightforward 2-0 win over Real Betis in the first leg.
Get your printable guide – Coppa Italia semis
Juventus, Lazio, Roma and Internazionale all survived the obstacles of the quarter-final stage. These four teams are in contention to succeed Napoli as the country’s Coppa Italia champions.
Roma have scores to settle against Inter after dropping to points at home in a 1-1 draw on Matchday 21 of the Serie A. Meanwhile, Lazio have been doing remarkably well in the league. However, they still lack behind Juventus in the standings. This factor should drive Lazio to prevent the Old Lady from snatching a possible domestic double.
Get your printable guide – La Liga Matchday 20
In between crunch Spanish Copa del Rey action, La Liga returns with its 20th round of fixtures. Real Madrid remain 18 points behind old foes Barcelona but the latter have claimed to remain concentrated until the end.
This weekend, the Blaugrana will be away to Real Sociedad. Atletico Madrid will welcome Levante at the Vicente Calderon and third-placed Real Madrid will feature in their second game of the triple header against Valencia.
Malaga stunned Barcelona in the Copa del Rey in midweek and will play at home to Celta de Vigo on Matchday 20. Real Betis’ hopes are slim in the cup but things are different in La Liga as they seat only three points behind champions Real Madrid. Betis will close this round with an encounter against Athletic Bilbao on Monday.
Get your printable guide – Italian Serie A Matchday 21
Thanks to Juventus’ recent slips, second-placed Lazio could go level on points at the top of the Italian Serie A table this Saturday. To hit 45 points, Lazio need to beat a Palermo team looking to recover from last time’s 3-0 loss to Napoli.
La Vecchia Signora will entertain Udinese in a mouth-watering fixture on Saturday as well. The latter continue their hunt for an European finish and are currently eighth in the table. On Sunday, Milan could grab their 10th win of the season by overpowering Bologna.