El Clasico is a frequent occurrence over the next 35 days with the latest coverage details from ESPN. Over a monthlong span, Real Madrid and Barcelona battle as the two top teams in Spain. Two of those meetings are in the Copa del Rey semifinals, a two-legged affair. In between those two is the second league meeting of the season.
That starts on Thursday with the first leg of the Copa del Rey at the Santiago Bernabeu.
Real Madrid vs Barcelona – El Clasico coverage details
Kickoff time: 3 p.m. ET / noon PT – Thursday, March 2
Watch now (in USA): Live on ESPN+
Commentators: Ian Darke and Steve McManaman
US TV: Match is exclusively on ESPN+ (Both English and Spanish)
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ESPN FC does have a pregame special of El Clasico before Thursday’s game. That, also available on ESPN+, runs for an hour before the game itself. The Spanish-language coverage has a 30-minute pregame show and a postgame show for the fixture.
ESPN will have a sideline reporter for the game. Sid Lowe will be reporting with any injury updates as they happen.
This is the third of five meeting between Real Madrid and Barcelona. Each side has a win in this season’s editions of the historic derby. Real Madrid won the first matchup, a 3-1 scoreline at home in league play. The second time they met was in Riyadh for the Supercopa de España. That was a 3-1 scoreline, too. However, that one went to Barcelona.
This game at the Santiago Bernabeu could define a trophy, something these two will be familiar with in terms of competing against each other. There is a second leg in about a month’s time. However, entering the reverse fixture with an advantage can dictate how the second game goes.
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