El Clasico, Real Madrid vs Barcelona friendly - where to see live streaming

Real Madrid’s first pre-season fixture is against Spanish rivals Barcelona in Las Vegas, USA. Watch Real vs Barcelona live!

By Utathya Nag
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Real Madrid begin their 2022-23 pre-season with a friendly El Clasico against arch-rivals FC Barcelona at the Allegiant Stadium in Las Vegas, USA on Sunday, July 24.

The Real Madrid vs Barcelona pre-season football match starts at 8:30 AM Indian Standard Time (IST) in India. Watch live streaming too.

Xavi’s Barcelona have already played two pre-season matches so far. The Catalan club was held to a 1-1 draw in the first one against lower-tier Spanish side Olot but stormed to a commanding 6-0 win against MLS side Inter Miami in their last fixture.

New signing Raphinha starred against Inter Miami, contributing with a goal and two assists on his Barcelona debut. Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, Ansu Fati, Gavi, Memphis Depay and Ousmane Dembele also got on the scoresheet.

Sunday’s El Clasico may see another high-profile debut from the Barca ranks as Polish ace Robert Lewandowski looks poised to make his first appearance in a Barcelona shirt after signing on a four-year deal from German giants Bayern Munich.

After a disappointing 2021-22 campaign, Barcelona have been on a spending spree this summer and have also signed the likes of Frank Kessie and Andreas Christensen, besides Rafinha and Lewandowski.

Real Madrid, in stark contrast, have signed only one player so far in the form of defender Antonio Rudiger, a free transfer from Chelsea. The Los Blancos have also suffered some high-profile exits this transfer window, with the likes of Isco, Gareth Bale and long-time regular Marcelo moving on.

Carlo Ancelotti’s Real Madrid won both La Liga and the UEFA Champions League last season, making it a long campaign. Consequently, they will be starting their pre-season later than other teams. Barca, having played two pre-season fixtures already, will be ahead of their rivals in terms of fitness and will go into Sunday’s El Clasico as the favourites.

This will be only the second El Clasico to be played in the USA. The first, in 2017, saw Barca edge out Real 3-2 at the Hard Rock Stadium in Miami.

Though Real Madrid lead the head-to-head record against Barcelona in competitive matches with 100 wins compared to Barca's 97, the Catalan giants have dominated Real in exhibition matches, winning 19 of the 33 matches. Real Madrid have only four friendly wins to their name.

Where to watch Real Madrid vs Barcelona 2022-23 pre-season friendly live in India

The Barcelona vs Real Madrid pre-season El Clasico will be live telecast on the Sony TEN 1 and Sony TEN 1 HD TV channels in India.

Live streaming of the Barcelona vs Real Madrid pre-season friendly will be available on the SonyLIV OTT platform.

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