El Clasico: Barcelona vs Real Madrid: How to watch, UK start time

On Sunday night, Barcelona and Real Madrid clash in the biggest match in the La Liga calendar, and we’re telling you exactly how to watch the action.

In Spain, football isn’t just a sport; it’s a way of life, with fans across the country uniting in their undying love for the most beautiful game of all. But while they share an overwhelming sense of community, when El Clasico rolls around, they put friendship to one side and do everything in their power to cheer their team to victory. And with Barca heading towards their first La Liga title since 2019, Madrid must do everything in their power to halt their rival’s upward trajectory.

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Since Xavi’s arrival at the Nou Camp, Barcelona have made enormous improvements.

Looking back to their best, the team has shown flair, ambition and showcased the incredible passing quality that has long stood as their trademark feature.

In addition, the former midfielder has tightened the defence. In total, his side have conceded a mere eight goals in 25 league games this season. This record surpasses the ten goals conceded by Atletico Madrid and RCD Deportivo at this stage of the campaign back in 1990/91 and 1993/94, respectively.

However, as solid as Xavi’s backline is, it’s guaranteed to get tested when the Ballon d’Or winner takes to the field. Karim Benzema will believe he has the tools to find the back of the net. In his storied career, the striker’s bagged eight El Classico goals. Furthermore, he holds the accolade of the fastest-ever finish, hitting the back of the net after just 22 seconds back in 2011.

Therefore, this is a game that football enthusiasts can’t afford to miss.

Barcelona vs Real Madrid: UK start time

In a match that looks guaranteed to excite, fans should keep a close eye on the head-to-head battle between Ronald Arauújo and Vinicius Jr. Renowned for his explosive pace, the Madrid man has attempted more dribbles than any other La Liga player since 2005/06. But to his dismay, he’s failed to get to grips with the Uruguayan right-back.

Thus presenting the question, will it be repeat or revenge?

You can find out on March 19 at 8 PM. And some fans might want to take advantage of San Miguel x Stonegate Group’s big offer. To mark the occasion, San Miguel is offering a complimentary welcome drink to anyone who books to watch the fixture at a participating Walkabout or Sports Bar and Grill venue.

To find out how to claim your free beer, please visit https://www.welovesport.co/blog/free-san-miguel-el-clasico/

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How to watch Barcelona vs Real Madrid

Supporters can enjoy the action on Viaplay. The new app will give fans access to English and Spanish commentary.

In addition, La Liga watchers can get hyped for the weekend by watching VIVA La Liga on Friday night. The all-star cast will feature Gary Linekar, Clarence Seedorg and David Villa.

The eagerly-anticipated programme is available at 6 Pm on Viaplay and Amazon Prime Video Channels.

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