Barcelona vs Real Madrid live stream: how to watch 2021 El Clasico from anywhere today

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There's no Messi and no Ronaldo, but there's plenty at stake in the first El Clasico of this La Liga season. Follow our guide to watch an Barcelona vs Real Madrid live stream and catch all the La Liga football action wherever you are this weekend.

Today's latest instalment of Spanish football's greatest rivalry may lack some of the big names of the recent past, but should nevertheless provide the same level of intrigue and high-octane El Clasico action we've come to expect from this hallowed fixture.

Barcelona vs Real Madrid live stream

Date: Sunday, October 24

Kick-off time: 4.15pm CEST / 3.15pm BST / 10.15am ET / 7.15am PT / 1.15am AEDT (Mon) / 3.15am NZDT (Mon)

Venue: Camp Nou, Barcelona

Live stream: La Liga TV (UK) / ESPN Plus (US) / TSN (CAN) / Kayo Sports (AUS) / beIN Sports (NZ)

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Despite an uptick in domestic results, the now Messi-less Barcelona remain a shadow of their former glory, with boss Ronald Koeman pleading with fans to manage expectations. Recent Champions League defeats to Bayern Munich and Benfica illustrate how far they've fallen.

The Catalan crisis club may currently find themselves in the unfamiliar realm of La Liga's mid-table, but there has at least been some positive news for the club coming into this huge game, with Ansu Fati joining fellow youngster Pedri in signing a new contract with an incredible release clause of over €1 billion.

Madrid have had to navigate a financial crisis of their own, the fallout from their involvement as key conspirators of the ill-fated European Super League and a failed attempt at signing Kylian Mbappé. 

But aside from an embarrassing defeat to European minnows Sheriff Tiraspol, Real's troubles haven't quite extended onto the field, and win here over their old foes would see them keep pace with early La Liga pace setters Real Sociedad.

It's a huge game for both sides, so read on for how to watch an El Clasico live stream today.

How to watch Barcelona vs Real Madrid from outside your country

Scroll down for all the ways you can watch this clash between these two Spanish footballing rivals online in various countries around the world. But first, you should know that if you're abroad, you probably won't be able to tune in like you normally would at home.

This is because of geo-blocking, a digital restriction that means certain streaming services are only accessible in the region they're based in. Don't sweat it, though, as you've got the option of using a VPN to tune to your preferred coverage wherever you are. It's really easy to do, so don't feel you have to miss out because you finally got to take that well-earned holiday - here's how to get started.

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Barcelona vs Real Madrid live stream: how to watch La Liga in the UK


La Liga TV has the UK broadcasting rights for this huge clash between Barcelona and Real Madrid. The channel, which is run by <a href="" data-link-merchant=""" target="_blank" rel="nofollow">Premier Sports, is available on TV from £9.99 a month through both <a href="" data-link-merchant="SkimLinks -"" data-link-merchant=""" target="_blank" rel="nofollow">Sky and <a href="" data-link-merchant="SkimLinks -"" data-link-merchant="SkimLinks -"" data-link-merchant=""" target="_blank" rel="nofollow">Virgin Media.

There's also a streaming-only option available, costing £9.99 for the full works including Premier Sports 1 and 2, LaLiga TV, and Box Nation. Similar to above, you can get La Liga TV on a streaming-only basis for £5.99 a month.

Coverage of Barcelona vs Real Madrid begins with the channel's pre-match show at 1pm BST for all the build up, ahead of the match itself at 3.15pm BST.

Out of the UK but want to watch your usual La Liga live stream? Just <a href="" data-link-merchant=""" data-link-merchant="SkimLinks -"" data-link-merchant="SkimLinks -"" data-link-merchant=""" target="_blank" rel="nofollow">follow the VPN route as described above and you'll be up and running in no time.

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How to watch Barcelona vs Real Madrid: Get a Spanish La Liga live stream in the US


There's a new player in town for live La Liga broadcasts in the US, with sports TV giant ESPN having inked a deal for eight years of exclusive coverage of the Spanish top flight in the States.

A total of 380 matches of the 2021-2022 La Liga season are set to be streamed in English and Spanish on the <a href="" data-link-merchant=""">ESPN Plus streaming service, while a number of select matches will also be aired on ABC, ESPN and ESPN Deportes.

This match is one of the matches set to be shown via online service ESPN Plus, with kick-off in the States set for 10.15am ET / 7.15am PT.

ESPN Plus+ monthly plans cost $6.99 a month, while the cost-saving annual subscription is priced at $69.99 a year. For the ultimate value, grab a combined ESPN+, Hulu and <a href="" data-link-merchant=""" data-link-merchant=""">Disney Plus bundle for just $13.99 a month, which gets you loads of great entertainment and family-friendly content in addition to all that sports action

As an exclusively online service, ESPN Plus is available to stream via, iPhone, iPad, Android, Apple TV, Roku, Chromecast, Fire TV, Xbox One, PlayStation 4, Oculus Go and Samsung connected TVs. As well as, of course, via a web browser on your computer.

US residents heading outside of the country can still access the feed they normally use and pay for by <a href="" data-link-merchant=""" data-link-merchant=""" data-link-merchant=""" target="_blank" rel="nofollow">using a VPN as per the method described above.

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How to watch Barcelona vs Real Madrid: live stream La Liga soccer in Canada


Live coverage of La Liga has a new home in Canada, with English-language <a href="" data-link-merchant=""" target="_blank">TSN and French-language <a href="" data-link-merchant=""" data-link-merchant=""" target="_blank">RDS taking over the rights from beIN.

TSN and RDS are premium channels that typically come with a pay TV package, and if you get them as part of your cable deal, you can  log in with the details of your provider and get access to a La Liga live stream from the both network's websites. 

If you don't have cable, then you can subscribe to TSN or RDS on a streaming-only basis from just CA$4.99 a day or (much better value) $19.99 a month.

Barcelona vs Real Madrid kicks off at 10.15am ET / 7.15am PT with the game set to be broadcast on <a href="" data-link-merchant=""" data-link-merchant=""" data-link-merchant=""">TSN 1 and build-up coverage starting at 9.45am ET / 6.45am PT.  

If you decide to subscribe or already have, remember you can take your favorite sports streaming service with you wherever you go - just <a href="" data-link-merchant=""" data-link-merchant=""" data-link-merchant=""" data-link-merchant=""" target="_blank">try our No. 1 overall rated VPN 100% risk-free for 30-days and follow the instructions above.

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Barcelona vs Real Madrid live stream: how to watch La Liga in Australia


If you fancy watching Barcelona vs Real Madrid in Australia, you'll need to be a subscriber to the exclusive broadcaster <a href="" data-link-merchant=""" target="_blank" rel="nofollow">beIN Sports.

If you don't have it as part of a pay TV package, you can also sign up to beIN Sports as a standalone subscription, costing $19.99 per month after you've taken advantage of <a href="" data-link-merchant=""" data-link-merchant=""" target="_blank" rel="nofollow">a FREE two-week trial.

That said, sports streaming specialist Kayo Sports includes beIN in its package - and it also offers a <a href="" data-link-merchant=""" data-link-merchant=""" data-link-merchant=""" target="_blank" rel="nofollow">FREE 14-day Kayo Sports trial

After that, the Basic plan costs just $25 a month and lets you stream on two screens, while Premium is a mere $35 a month for simultaneous viewing on up to three devices. 

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You'll need to prepare for a late start to watch the action from Barcelona, with kick-off is scheduled for 12.15am AEDT on Sunday night / Monday morning.

Don't forget, you can take your coverage abroad with you as well. For those wanting to watch home coverage of sports from overseas, <a href="" data-link-merchant=""" data-link-merchant=""" data-link-merchant=""" data-link-merchant=""" data-link-merchant=""" target="_blank" rel="nofollow">a good VPN is the solution.

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How to watch Barcelona vs Real Madrid: live stream Spanish football in New Zealand


As with the Antipodean neighbours, <a href="" data-link-merchant=""" target="_blank" rel="nofollow">beIN Sports has exclusive rights to show La Liga football in New Zealand, including this huge Barcelona vs Real Madrid match, which is scheduled to kick off at 2.15am NZDT on Monday morning.

Sky subscribers can add beIN to their package at an additional cost or, like in Australia, you can subscribe to a standalone package that can be watched via your laptop, desktop or mobile app.

It costs $19.78 per month after you've taken advantage of <a href="" data-link-merchant=""" data-link-merchant=""" target="_blank" rel="nofollow">the FREE two-week trial. But unlike in Oz, there's no standalone beIN Sports subscription option.

Remember you can take your favorite sports streaming service with you wherever you go - just <a href="" data-link-merchant=""" data-link-merchant=""" data-link-merchant=""" target="_blank" rel="nofollow">use a VPN and follow the instructions above.

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