Barcelona and Atletico Madrid clash on Saturday at Wanda Metropolitano with three important points in the standings on the line.
In the United States, the match (3 p.m. ET start time) will be televised on beIN Sports (English broadcast) and beIN Sports en Español (Spanish broadcast). But if you don’t have cable, here’s how to watch a live stream of Atletico vs Barcelona online for free:
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You can watch a live stream of beIN Sports, beIN Sports en Español and 100-plus other TV channels on FuboTV. Both channels are available in either the base package or the Fubo Latino package, both of which come with a free seven-day trial:
Once signed up for FuboTV, you can watch Atletico vs Barcelona live on the FuboTV app, which is available on your Roku, Roku TV, Amazon Fire TV, or Firestick, Apple TV, Chromecast, Xbox One, Samsung Smart TV, Android TV, iPhone, Android phone, iPad, or Android tablet. Or you can watch on your computer via the FuboTV website.
If you can’t watch live, FuboTV also comes with 250 hours of cloud DVR space, as well as a 72-hour look-back feature, which allows you to watch the match on-demand within three days of its conclusion, even if you don’t record it.
You can watch a live stream of beIN Sports, beIN Sports en Español and 65+ other TV channels on Vidgo, which you can use for free with a seven-day trial:
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Sling TV offers several different bundles and add-ons, many of which include beIN Sports and/or beIN Sports en Español. Sling is the cheapest streaming service with beIN Sports if you plan on keeping it long term.
Both the “Sling Orange + Sports Extra” (49 channels) and “Sling Blue + Sports Extra” (58 channels) bundles include beIn Sports. They come with a free three-day trial, but if you bypass that, you can get $10 off your first month, and get Showtime, Starz, and Epix included for free:
The “World Sports” package (seven channels) includes beIN Sports and costs $10 per month or $60 for a year:
The “Best of Spanish” package (23 channels) includes beIN Sports en Español and beIn Sports Connect. It costs $5 per month for the first month ($10 per month after that):
Once signed up for Sling TV, you can watch Atletico vs Barcelona live on the Sling TV app, which is available on your Roku, Roku TV, Amazon Fire TV, or Firestick, Apple TV, Chromecast, Xbox One, Samsung Smart TV, LG Smart TV, Android TV, airTV Mini, Oculus, Portal, iPhone, Android phone, iPad, or Android tablet. Or you can watch on your computer via the Sling TV website.
If you can’t watch live, Sling TV comes included with 10 hours of cloud DVR.
Atletico vs Barcelona Preview
Atletico is seeking its fifth consecutive La Liga win as it hosts Barcelona and Lionel Messi. Depending on what happens in the earlier games, Atletico could move into a tie for first place with a win.
But they’ll have a break and extended jinx against Barcelona in La Liga play. Under Diego Simeone, Atletico has faced Barcelona 17 times, notching 11 defeats and six draws.
“Every game is an opportunity and this is no different,” Simeone said. “We’ll try and take the game to where we think we can do them the most harm. We’re up against a side with hierarchy, a squad that’s being refreshed, with some really talented youngsters and more experienced heads.
“It’ll be hard, difficult and complex – as it always is against them.”
The game would have marked the debut for Luis Suarez against his former club. However, the Uruguayan striker is out with COVID-19. Lucas Torreira is also out with a positive test.
“Getting into all the protocols would be taking a position where it’s not my place to do that. We’re part of society and obviously we’re in a situation where this (a positive COVID-19 test) could happen to anyone,” Simeone told a news conference,” Simeone said. “We’ll have to do what the other players do, wait the time out until Luis (Suarez) and Lucas (Torreira) can get back with us as soon as possible. Right now in the world this could happen to anyone and we need to resolve that.”
Barcelona is just 1-2-1 in its last four La Liga games, the latest outing a 5-2 win against Betis. The team is dealing with some drama however after a former agent of teammate Antoine Griezmann criticized Lionel Messi.
“I need to defend Leo because if something happened to me after a trip of 15 hours in a plane back to Barcelona — you go outside and there is a lot of press asking that type of question — I would be dangerous and hate them as well,” Koeman said on Friday.
“We have to respect people like Messi more. And from what I have seen on the field and in training, there is no problem between (Messi and Griezmann).”
Barcelona is +145 to win the matchup. Atletico is listed at +145 to win.
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