It's a soccer showdown with the Spanish Super Cup 2013 live stream and television coverage on Wednesday, Aug. 21. The matchup will feature Atlético Madrid vs. Barcelona in the first leg of the finals of the cup. Coverage will be provided for soccer/football fans around the country, thanks to the ESPN networks for TV and live streaming sports.
An Aug. 21 report via Philly.com notes that there are no injuries or suspensions for the Atletic Madrid side in this matchup, but Barcelona will have a few. Carles Puyol and Isaac Cuenca are both sidelined by knee injures, while Ibrahim Afellay has a thigh injury. The Madrid side will feature recently-signed player David Villa, who formerly played for Barcelona. It will also be a potentially-redeeming game for Barcelona who lost in last year's Spanish Super Cup to Real Madrid.
FC Barcelona enters this matchup after destroying the Levante team by a final score of 7 to 0. Atletica Madrid are the Copa del Rey winners, after defeating Real Madrid, and should provide Barcelona a worthy test early in their season with this Supercopa de Espana. The last time these two teams met, FC Barcleona won in La Liga play back on May 12 by a final of 2-1 behind late goals from Alexis Sanchez and Gabi. The last time Atletic qualified for the Supercopa was back in 1996, so will they prove their worthiness with a victory over Barcelona in the current edition?
Today's matchup will be held at the Estado Vicente Calderon of Madrid, Spain. The game will be televised in Spain on TVE La Primera, in Canada on GolTV, and in the United Kingdom on Sky Sports. Sky Go will also present a live stream of the game for the UK's online viewers.
Today's Atlético Madrid vs. Barcelona game has a start time of 4:55 p.m. Eastern Standard Time for United States fans. The matchup will be presented on television via ESPN2 for cable or satellite TV viewers. As for the Spanish Super Cup live stream, that will be handled by the WatchESPN/ESPN3 service, but coverage will be via ESPNDeportes. See more information here about how to watch today's game online for all the soccer action.