Real Madrid vs Atletico Madrid live stream: how to watch El Derbi Madrileño from anywhere online and on TV

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The latest instalment of the Madrid derby arrives today, with Atleti in desperate need of a win to keep pace with the La Liga-leading Los Blancos. It's a cool, dry evening in Madrid. Follow our guide to watch a Real Madrid vs Atletico Madrid live stream and catch all the La Liga football action wherever you are today.

Real Madrid vs Atletico Madrid live stream

Date: Sunday, December 12

Kick-off time: 9pm CET / 8pm GMT / 3pm EST / 12pm PST / 7am AEDT (Mon) / 9am NZDT (Mon)

Venue: Santiago Bernabéu Stadium, Madrid (Spain)

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

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The home side will be looking to maintain their commanding eight-point lead at the top of the table as they try to pull away from a chasing pack currently led by second-placed Sevilla.

Carlo Ancelotti’s men appear in unstoppable form with nine straight victories in all competitions, and will be confident of adding to that run having not been beaten by Atleti in their last 10 meetings across all competitions.

The hosts have nevertheless suffered a potentially major injury blow in the build up to El Derbi Madrileño, with key forward Karim Benzema a major doubt for this clash after the French hitman picked up a knock against Real Sociedad last weekend.

Atletico currently find themselves in fourth and a hefty 10 points behind their local rivals with a game to spare, but the stuttering defence of their title could get a major boost here with a win.

Diego Simeone’s team looked back to their best in midweek during their impressive 3-1 victory at Porto in the Champions League and appear to have shaken off the shock of their last gasp defeat to Mallorca last Saturday. 

It's a huge game for both sides, so read on for how to watch a Real Madrid vs Atletico Madrid live stream right now.

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


La Liga TV has the UK broadcasting rights for this huge Real Madrid vs Atletico Madrid match. The channel, which is run by Premier Sports, is available on TV from £9.99 a month through both Sky and 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 Real Madrid vs Atletico Madrid begins on the channel with the La Liga Live build up show at 7.30pm GMT ahead of  kick-off at 8pm GMT.

Out of the UK but want to watch your usual La Liga live stream? Just follow the VPN route as described above and you'll be up and running in no time.

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


Sports TV giant ESPN recently inked a deal for exclusive coverage of the Spanish top flight in the States the next eight years.

A total of 380 matches of the 2021-2022 La Liga season are set to be streamed in English and Spanish on the 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 3pm EST / 12pm PST.

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 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 using a VPN as per the method described above.

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


Live coverage of La Liga has a new home in Canada, with English-language TSN and French-language RDS taking over the rights from beIN.

These 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 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.

Real Madrid vs Atletico Madrid kicks off at 3pm EST / 12pm PST with the game set to be broadcast solely on the TSN and RDS websites and app rather than linear TV.

If you decide to subscribe or already have, remember you can take your favorite sports streaming service with you wherever you go - just try our No. 1 overall rated VPN 100% risk-free for 30-days and follow the instructions above.

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


If you fancy watching Real Madrid vs Atletico Madrid in Australia, you'll need to be a subscriber to the exclusive broadcaster 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 FREE two-week trial.

That said, sports streaming specialist Kayo Sports includes beIN in its package - and it also offers a 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. 

Of the two, Kayo Sports Premium represents the best value as it offers multi-screen support - which means you can effectively split the price of a monthly subscription between friends or family and pay less.

You'll need to prepare for ah early start to watch the action from Madrid, with kick-off is scheduled for 7am AEDT on 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 good VPN is the solution.

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


As with the Antipodean neighbours, beIN Sports has exclusive rights to show La Liga football in New Zealand, including this huge Real Madrid vs Atletico Madrid match, which is scheduled to kick off at 9am 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 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 use a VPN and follow the instructions above.

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