Real Madrid will be looking to win back-to-back La Liga titles for the first time in ten years, with Barcelona clearly standing in their way, but with names like Ronaldo and Bale up forward they won’t be easy to top, and you can watch the action live on a standard or HD TV, as well as with mobile streaming options using a Free Trial.
La Liga 2017 Preview
Real Madrid sits atop the La Liga ladder after 31 rounds with twenty-two wins, six draws and just the two defeats, but when it comes to the Madrid Derby in recent years, Atletico have the wood on their Real counterparts, winning four and drawing three with one loss in the last eight outings. The lone loss coming during the Derby this past November, when Real were comfortable 3-0 winners over Atletico courtesy of Cristiano Ronaldo‘s brilliant hat-trick.
Atletico have had a mixed start to their La Liga season 2016/17, but have since regained form and currently sit in the third position, while the other arch competitor Barcelona is sitting second in the standings, and stil within striking distance of the top spot on the ladder. There’s a reason Barcelona are the reigning La Liga champions, and this year’s title could be decided during the El Clasico on Saturday, 23 December (Sydney time).
El Clasico 2017 TV Times
Real Madrid vs Barcelona
LIVE: Saturday 23 December: 11.00pm – 1.30am
Replay: Sunday 24 December: 8.00am – 10.00am
Shown as Sydney time, adjust for regional differences. La Liga TV replays available on beIN Sports through Foxtel. Free to Air Champions League coverage limited to a select few matches secured by SBS.
La Liga Live Streaming and a Free Trial
You won’t find all the excitement of Real Madrid on Free to Air TV, however beIN Sports on Foxtel will provide the best in world football, LIVE and in HD, to include the Spanish La Liga, 2018 Champions League, Italian Serie A, German Bundesliga and more.
So if you’re a resident of Australia you may wish to consider Foxtel Now’s 2 weeks Free live TV trial, which which will broadcast this exciting football action and other popular sports online*, as well as offering live El Clasico streaming to eligible mobile devices through the Foxtel Go app within minutes of getting started.
Real Madrid Players To Watch
The focus is all about Christiano Ronaldo. The big question mark this season is whether or not his brilliance, whether it be his pace or goal scoring, would decline. To an extent it has, but his spacial awareness and unbelievable precision to find clear air at the right time for a goal scoring chance still makes him one of the most dangerous players in the world. The bad injury he suffered during Euro2016 hasn’t effected him it would seem and he is still a major measuring point as to how successful Real will be this season.
Karim Benzema has had an injury plagued career, but last season was clearly one of his best, scoring at nearly a goal a game, a remarkable record for any goal scorer. He had a stack of injuries last season, seven to be precise, meaning he missed close to 20 games. He is such an important player for Real and if he can stay somewhat injury free, he could have an equally as impressive season compared to last.
Gareth Bale was often jeered and booed last season for Real Madrid, but I think fans are soon realising just how important he is to the success of the club. He was outstanding last season despite several key injuries, and was a big factor last year in keeping Reals La Liga hopes alive, as well as your chance to stream the Champions League live, and that’s not mentioning his remarkable deeds for Wales in Euro2016. He is another player that is injury riddled, but any sign of full fitness from him should see Real Madrid add to their trophy cabinet.