Is Barcelona vs Real Madrid on TV tonight? Kick-off time, channel and how to watch Spanish Supercopa

All you need to know ahead of the first El Clasico of the year

Karl Matchett
Thursday 13 January 2022 09:15
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Barcelona meet Real Madrid in the semi-final of the Spanish Supercopa on Wednesday evening, the two teams clashing in Saudi Arabia as part of the expanded four-team competition.

Atletico Madrid and Athletic Club will meet in the other semi on Thursday, with the winners from the two games heading through to the final on Sunday night.

Ferran Torres could make his debut for the Camp Nou team, as they have now been able to register the forward finally, and he produced a negative Covid test in time to travel for El Clasico. Pedri is similarly back in the squad having earlier tested positive.

A massive 17 points separate the sides in the table in LaLiga, Real top and Barca sixth, though they are unbeaten in the last six under Xavi.

Here’s everything you need to know ahead of the Supercopa semi-final.

When is the match?

The game kicks off at 7pm GMT (2pm ET) on Wednesday 12 January, at the King Fahd International Stadium in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia.

Where can I watch it?

The match will be shown live on BT Sport 1 in the UK. Subscribers can stream the game via the BT Sport app and desktop website.

In the US, the match will be shown live on ESPN+.

Confirmed line-ups

FCB - Ter Stegen, Dani Alves, Pique, Araujo, Alba, Gavi, F de Jong, Busquets, Dembele, L de Jong, Ferran

RMA - Courtois, Carvajal, Militao, Nacho, Mendy, Casemiro, Kroos, Modric, Asensio, Benzema, Vinicius Jr

Odds

Barcelona 11/4

Draw 37/13

Real Madrid 42/41

Prediction

Xavi has overseen a gradual improvement and the return of a few players will go on making a difference for Barcelona, but it’s hard to see them getting close enough to Real Madrid in a one-off match for those upturns in fortunes to make an immediate difference. Barcelona 1-3 Real Madrid.

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