The first El Clasico of the year 2017 is all set to take place between Real Madrid vs Barcelona on Sunday, April 23 at the at the Santiago Bernabeu. The match will be broadcast live on TV and fans also have options to watch El Clasico 2017 live stream free online. Here are the ways to watch Barcelona vs Real Madrid live streaming on your smartphones, PCs and Laptops. Fans are hoping for a thrilling encounter as Real Madrid could put an end Barcelona’s hope of winning the la Liga title in El Classico.
How to Watch El Clasico 2017 Live Stream Online?
The UK football fans can watch the match live on television on Sky Sports 1 and those who have a subscription to Sky Sports can also watch El Clasico 2017 live stream online for free via Sky Go in English. beIN Sports will have the live coverage of Barcelona vs Real Madrid game in the USA, Canada, France, New Zealand, Australia, Singapore, Middle East, Thailand and Malaysia. While the US soccer’s viewers can also visit beIN Sports Connect or FuboTV to watch Barcelona vs Real Madrid live stream. Indian fans can watch El Clasico 2017 on Ten Sports while free live streaming will be available on Sonyliv.
El Clasico 2017 Date, Time & Venue
|Game||Real Madrid vs Barcelona|
|Date||Sunday, April 23, 2017|
|Time||19:45 GMT, 14:45 ET|
|Venue||Santiago Bernabeu, Madrid|
Real Madrid Potential starting XI: Navas; Carvajal, Ramos, Nacho, Marcelo; Modric, Casemiro, Kroos; Isco, Benzema, Ronaldo.
Barcelona Potential starting XI: Ter Stegen; Sergi Roberto, Pique, Umtiti, Alba; Rakitic, Busquets, Iniesta; Messi, Suarez, Alcacer.
Real Madrid vs Barcelona Match Preview
The kind of form that Real Madrid is in, there is no doubt that they are the favourites to win this tie. The win against Barcelona could strengthen their position at the top of the points table. Real Madrid is three points clear on top and having played one game less. On the other hand, Barcelona is going through the miserable form at this moment. The fans are saying that this season could be an end of an era for Barcelona. Their loss against Juventus is the clear example of this as they failed to score a single goal in for the leg of the fixture. Before that, they also lost to Malaga in La Liga.
Barcelona was the team to beat in the previous season. They have all the big guns on their side that could make the mockery of any opposition. The forward line consists of Messi, Neymar, Suarez. But, this season has been completely opposite to the last season. These three players have failed to live up to the expectation. In the match against Juventus, they failed to land any good shot on Juventus’s goal. The fans could not believe this having one of the best forward players in their lineup who failed to score a single goal in both the fixture.
Barcelona has just only one hope left if they want to have some success in this season that is to beat Real Madrid in next match. They will have to play their the best game of the season if they want to win this tie. The most important thig for their side would be to keep an eye on Ronaldo, who is in sublime form at this moment. Barcelona’s misery did not just end here. They will be without the services of Neymar who is banned for 3 matches due to his behaviour after getting the red card in the match against Malaga. In this match, a brilliance from Messi could only save Barcelona from suffering another defeat.
On the other hand, Real Madrid is in top form. They have performed well in La Liga so far. In the champions league, they beat Bayern Munish by 6-3 on aggregate. In the last match, they absolutely tore Bayern Munich defence apart which is considered to be one of the best in the world. The best thing for Madrid fans would be the form of their star player Christiano Ronaldo. He is in superb form after scoring a hat-trick in the last match.
In the last, he became the only player to score 100 goals in European competition. In this match also Real Madrid fans would be hoping that Ronaldo would continue his good form and help his team get past Barcelona. But, they have a bit concern as they might miss the services of Bale. But the kind of form that Rolando is in, there is no need for other forward players as can take Madrid home alone.
This match is very important not only in the terms of league position but also for the confidence of the team. If Madrid goes on to win this, then they might secure the La Liga trophy. On the other side if Barcelona loses this match, then this could bring to an end of a golden era for them.