Miami Beach, Florida (March 1, 2013) – Set your alarm for an early start as El Clasico kicks off at 10:00 a.m. EST on Saturday, March 2, 2013. Live Soccer TV (@LiveSoccerTV) brings its users information on where to watch Real Madrid vs Barcelona live from the Estadio Santiago Bernabeu – whether USA or elsewhere in the world.
El Clasico on Saturday promises to be a totally different game than what the world saw live from the Camp Nou in the Copa del Rey on February 26. Barcelona were crushed in their own backyard and when Angel Di Maria ridiculed Carles Puyol to assist Cristiano Ronaldo’s second goal, there was no way back for the hosts.
Miami Beach, Florida (March 1, 2013) – LiveSoccerTV.com reminds you where and when to watch the 11 matches available across beIN Sports between March 1 and March 4, 2013.
The coverage on beIN SPORT and beIN Sport en Español will be paralleled for the first three fixtures. It begins with Napoli’s home match against Juventus at 14:45 EST this Friday. This ‘first versus second’ battle could see the Scudetto swing from Juventus’ stadium to Napoli’s home. Only six points separate both sides and Antonio Conte knows that victory will give the Old Lady a bit of comfort with 11 more matches to go after this week’s clash in the Italian Serie A.
You can count Angel Di Maria out of El Clasico. The Argentine picked up two bookings within 20 minutes at Riazor last weekend and must therefore serve suspension. While he could profit of his absence by refreshing his legs ahead of next week’s do-or-die Champions League match away to Manchester United, other team mates such as Kaka, Luka Modric and Michael Essien are likely to make Real Madrid’s starting XI against Barcelona on Saturday.
For the visitors, doubts surround Lionel Messi’s availability. La Pulga missed Wednesday’s training session with illness. His colleagues, Xavi Hernandez and Cesc Fabregas had to be given painkilling injections to feature in Tuesday’s 3-1 loss to Real Madrid in the Copa del Rey, according to Mundo Deportivo.
Miami Beach, Florida (February 25, 2013) – The winner of the Copa del Rey semi-final encounter between Barcelona and Real Madrid will be decided at the Camp Nou on Tuesday, February 26, 2013. El Clasico is set to attract millions of viewers on television and online from 15:00 EST / 20:00 GMT / 21:00 CET. Live Soccer TV brings its users information on where to watch Barcelona vs Real Madrid whether you are in UK, USA or elsewhere in the world.
In the United States, El Clasico will be live and exclusive on beIN SPORT and beIN Sport en Español at 15:00 EST. Note: Countries such as Andorra, France and Puerto Rico must also tune into beIN Sport to watch Barcelona vs Real Madrid live.
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Barcelona are eager to knock out Real Madrid from the Copa del Rey but only victory or a goalless draw on home soil will do. Lionel Messi keeps scoring goals for fun in the Spanish La Liga.
However, he failed to find the net in his last two cup matches – at the Bernabeu in the first leg of this Copa del Rey semi-final tie and at the San Siro against Milan in the Champions League. Fresh from helping Barca overcome Sevilla in a comeback situation in La Liga, La Pulga is set to give Real Madrid’s defenders a tough time on Tuesday. Meanwhile, Raphel Varane who saved the first leg of El Clasico at the Bernabeu for Real Madrid will be fired up to shut down Messi.
The talk now is whether the Brazilian icon deserves to start for Los Blancos against Barcelona at the Camp Nou. Having secured nothing more than a 1-1 draw at the Santiago Bernabeu in the first leg of their Spanish Cup tie, Real Madrid are under pressure to score in Catalonia and 30-year-old midfielder Kaka might offer his side that extra attacking instinct they will need.
Kaka is seemingly returning to his best. On Saturday, he netted his 27th Real Madrid goal in all competitions since his £56M transfer in 2009. That was also his first league goal of the season.
His fine strike from the edge of the penalty box inspired the visitors to a 2-1 comeback at the Riazor. He was then involved in Gonzalo Higuain’s match winner as his clever ball found Cristiano Ronaldo who provided the final assist.
Nothing is lost for Los Blancos in cup competitions this year but success is definitely not guaranteed. Their situation in Europe and in the Spanish Cup semis is the same. The half-time scoreboards ahead of Barcelona vs Real Madrid on February 26 and Manchester United vs Real Madrid on March 5 read 1-1. Will penalties decide Los Blancos’ fate?
The Spanish giants must score to stand a chance of progressing into the Copa del Rey final and UEFA Champions League quarter-finals. “I want goals, more goals!” is what Jose Mourinho screamed during a training session on Wednesday, according to Spanish news source Marca.
Miami Beach, Florida (February 12, 2013) – Soccer fans willing to watch El Clasico live next month must re-adjust their schedule as the match has been moved to an earlier date. LiveSoccerTV.com's data team is to update its Real Madrid vs Barcelona schedule info.
Real Madrid’s Spanish La Liga meeting with Barcelona at the Santiago Bernabeu was meant to take place on March 3 as shown in El Clasico 2013 promo video starring Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo. However, the date has now been changed to Saturday, March 2, 2013.
Real Madrid vs Barcelona will be the second fixture of Week 26 as Getafe and Zaragoza will open proceedings a day earlier.
Miami Beach, Florida - 29 January 2013 -- The first leg of the Copa del Rey semi-finals features Real Madrid vs Barcelona at the Santiago Bernabeu Stadium in Spain’s capital. El Clasico, the first of 2013, kicks-off on Wednesday, January 30th at 3:00PM EST (9:00PM local time). The second semi-final features Atletico Madrid vs Sevilla to be played on January 31st at 4:00PM EST (10:00PM local time).
beIN SPORT will provide audiences with pre-match as well as post-match analysis on its in-house program, ‘The Express’. The return fixtures, scheduled to take place on February 26th and 27th (times TBA), will also air exclusively on beIN SPORT.
Notice: If you want to know where to watch the second leg of El Clasico at the Camp Nou, go to Live Soccer TV's Barcelona vs Real Madrid 26 February 2013 page.
The two maestros have been in the twilight of their careers and have taken world football by storm with their performances. The Ronaldo vs Messi era truly began when Barcelona demolished their archrivals from Castilla 5-0 at the Camp Nou back in November 2010.
Messi was clearly victorious in that contest, scoring for the very first time against a team managed by Mourinho. The rivalry between La Pulga and CR7 has come a long way since then and both men have been very influential every time the two sides have faced each other in El Clasico.
It is impossible to express their quality in words and in their case it sounds true that actions speak louder than words. Portugal captain Cristiano Ronaldo and Argentine wizard Lionel Messi are in a constant battle against one another for the right to be called football’s greatest ever player.
The first El Clasico of 2013 between rival clubs Real Madrid and FC Barcelona will be played today in Madrid with a local kick-off time 9:00PM (3:00 PM NY Time). This vital Spanish Cup match will be viewed by millions of soccer fans world-wide. Sports broadcasters are welcoming this extraordinary clash, sure to capture the imagination of the sports world.
Ten of FIFA's 11 best footballers play for these clubs, including player of the year Lionel Messi and runner-up Cristiano Ronaldo. Both are in stunning form leading up to El Clasico with over 50 La Liga goals scored between them already, seven alone in just the last 90 minutes.
The Copa del Rey has become an even more important tournament this year, since it will likely be the only domestic silverware Madrid can win. Many believed that Barcelona could not continue their successful form after the departure of Pep Guardiola at the end of last season, but surprisingly new coach Tito Vilanova has taken the Blaugrana to new heights.
Several factors could decide El Clasico on Wednesday night. They are all being discussed by soccer pundits ahead of this Spanish Cup battle.
Barcelona have never hesitated to replace Victor Valdes by Pinto in cup matches. Like it happened in the 2011/12 Spanish quarter-finals or in the 2010 Copa del Rey final, Pinto is expected to be in post against Real Madrid. This time, his opposite number will not be Iker Casillas.
The World Cup winner suffered a serious hand injury against Valencia last week and will not return to action until April or May according to club doctors. Could the omission of first-choice goalkeepers Victor Valdes and Iker Casillas – for Barcelona and Real Madrid respectively – spark a goal fiesta at the Bernabeu on Wednesday?
Getafe failed to create clear cut opportunities and as a result of which they could not score. Meanwhile, Cristiano Ronaldo had a great time in the second period. The number 7 player scored a sensational hat-trick and looks in top class form ahead of the game against fierce rivals Barcelona in the Copa del Rey.
Ronaldo was assisted by Di Maria and Ozil respectively for his opening two goals of the game. The third came from 12 yards out when he converted a penalty. The Portuguese superstar was taken off by Jose Mourinho in the 73rd minute to make way for Karim Benzema.
Wednesday’s Spanish Cup fixture against Barcelona is a very crucial one with final tickets at stake. Real Madrid have already lost the La Liga. They will face Manchester United in Europe and it is an open secret that the Champions League is arguably the most difficult trophy to win.
Watch video highlights of this encounter which was preceeded by Lionel Messi's presentation of his 12 kilograms Ballon d'Or trophy. The Argentine number 10 displayed his pride:
Four Ballon d'Or awards - at the delight of the spectators at the Camp Nou.
Surprisingly, the visitors opened the scoring in the game with a goal from Manuel Iturra but it was not long until Messi equalized for the hosts. A minute after the 2012 FIFA Ballon d’or winner snatched the leveller, defender Carles Puyol put Barcelonan ahead.
Nacho Monreal saw read inside the 75th minute as Malaga were trailing 2-1.
Meanwhile, Valdes has been quick to retort as he told the media according to Tribal Football:
“I want to make it clear that I have not declared anything about my future. When it is time I will.”
However, agent Gines Carvajal was keen to give out more details on this transfer-related matter. Explaining the situation to reporters, he stated:
“We have not sat down to speak to Barca about the future of Victor Valdes. We have talked a couple of times to Zubizarreta and we have let him know that we would like to talk to them about Victor's renovation, but there has been nothing more.
The world’s two best players, Barcelona’s Lionel Messi and Real Madrid’s Cristiano Ronaldo, have used text messaging to engage in a pre-match duel.
With 17 Clasico goals, Lionel Messi is just one strike behind all-time top scorer Alfredo Di Stefano. Out of these strikes, 10 have come in La Liga, five in Super Cup matches and two in Europe.
Meanwhile, Cristiano Ronaldo is the only Real Madrid player in history to score in six consecutive matches against Barcelona.
He is eighth in the chart with 10 goals in El Clasico. He shares the spot with two former Real Madrid players – Spain’s Juanito and Mexican legend Hugo Sanchez.