According to an April 16, 2014, BR report, today’s Copa del Rey final between FC Barcelona and Real Madrid will be streaming live (online) on ESPN3 (United States) and Sky Sports (United Kingdom). In addition, the latest edition of El Clasico has a TV scheduled start time of 3:25 p.m. EST and will be broadcast live big ESPN following Outside the Lines.
Estadio Mestalla in Valencia, España, will be the site for today’s soccer showdown between two of the world’s best. As a Real Madrid April 16 report indicates, this will be the 11th time that Los Merengues have reached the Copa del Rey final without dropping a single decision.
With seven wins and a draw this season, today’s championship match against Barça marks the first time in 34 years that Madrid plays for the title with an unbeaten record. The last time they achieved such feat dates all the way back to 1979-80 campaign, which makes this finale extra special for The Whites.
For Barcelona, the fact that Cristiano Ronaldo will be forced to sit out today’s clash (knee injury) certainly increases the Catalans’ desperate hopes of a victory. With memories of their 2011 (Copa de Rey final) loss still fresh in their minds, Lionel Messi and company will try and enact revenge on Real Madrid, while getting back into the win column following a rough stretch.
Can Barcelona claim the club’s 27th Copa del Rey trophy by defeating their short-handed rivals? According to soccer oddsmakers, without CR7 in the lineup, Barcelona [-125] is favored to defeat Real Madrid [+105] this afternoon, while the odds of a draw are highly unlikely at +270 ML.
Soccer fans simply cannot afford to miss what is sure to be another exciting chapter in the long and heated quarrel between Real Madrid and Barcelona. Those in the United States can tune to big ESPN (DirecTV channel 206) at 2:25 p.m. EST, while futbol lovers around the world can witness the action live on SkySports 1.
For those without access to a television there’s great news. Courtesy of ESPN and Sky’s family of networks, the 2014 Copa del Rey final will be streaming live online. Once again, those in the U.S. can click here to be transferred directly, while the rest of the world can click here for SkyGo's feed.