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How To Watch What Could Be Lionel Messi’s Final El Clásico From Camp Nou

Here’s how to watch El Clásico in the U.S. for the first meeting in the 2020-21 season, including TV and streaming guides.

With or without Lionel Messi, Cristiano Ronaldo or any other superstar past or present, El Clásico is the biggest rivalry in sports; the history between Barcelona and Real Madrid is simply unmatched. But the first Clásico of the 2020-21 season could be a memorable one, as it might just be the final time Lionel Messi faces Los Merengues at his longtime home of Camp Nou. You’re going to want to do whatever you can to watch it. Fortunately, those of you wondering how to watch El Clásico in US have come to the right place.

Real Madrid and Barcelona face off at 10 a.m. ET on Oct. 24 at Camp Nou, their first meeting of the 2020-21 campaign. Here’s everything you need to know about how to watch El Clásico in US.

How To Watch El Clásico In US — Oct. 24, 2020

  • Kickoff: 10 a.m. ET, Saturday, Oct. 24, 2020
  • TV: beIN SPORTS
  • Streaming: Sling TV, Fubo TV, Fanatiz USA, Vidgo
  • The18’s Choice: Sling TV (sign up here for just $5)

Whether you have cable or you’re a cord cutter, the only way to watch LaLiga — and by extension El Clásico — in the U.S. is on beIN SPORTS. The cable channel provides excellent coverage of the Spanish top flight, but the sad truth is that it’s almost impossible to find the network included in a basic cable TV subscription.

But fret not, we have some options here in America.

The most cost-effective way to watch El Clásico in the U.S. is to subscribe to Sling TV. No other cable TV provider gives you as many options for subscriptions as highlighted by Sling TV having nine different packages to choose from that include beIN SPORTS. Click here to sign up for Sling TV for just $5, with options for both English and Spanish viewing. Best of all, Sling TV offers a Watch Party experience to allow video chat with up to three friends and family during matches. 

How To Watch El Clásico In US October 2020

We won't see Messi face off against Real Madrid many more times. Cherish it while you can. Photo: Getty Images.

Other options to watch El Clásico include Fubo TV, which is excellent but far more expensive, Fanatiz, which is a smidge cheaper but we haven’t tested it out so we can’t vouch for it, and Vidgo, which is similar to FuboTV (slightly fewer channels, slightly cheaper). 

When Is The Next El Clásico In 2021?

As soon as one Clásico ends the attention immediately turns to the next. So when is the next El Clásico? 

The Real Madrid-Barcelona LaLiga match slated for the Santiago Bernabéu will be played on April 11, 2021. The match will also be available on Sling TV and all of the aforementioned streaming services. 

El Clásico is always an unmissable match for any soccer fan, so make sure you’re subscribed to the appropriate service.

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