The Spanish Super Cup 2013 soccer live streaming coverage arrives on Wednesday, Aug. 28 with the Barcelona vs. Atlético Madrid game. This will be the finals, second leg as the two teams battle it out for the "Supercopa" of 2013. The live stream soccer coverage will be available thanks to ESPN's broadband sports network.
An Aug. 28 report via Bangok Post stated that Barcelona is hoping for their star Lionel Messi to be ready for today's second-leg Super Cup match with Atletico Madrd. The game takes place at Camp Nou, and with Messi leaving the first-leg match with a thigh injury, he's missed a recent 1-0 victory with his team on Sunday. Barcelona is currently on top of La Liga standings right now, and will hope for continued success against Madrid in today's match.
It was reported that Messi participated in training this past Monday with others who missed the Sunday match. Other teammates were off for rest as Messi practiced. Barcelona manager Gerardo Martino told the media, "We have two days to make a decision, but with the information that I have today we are very happy with how he is recovering."
Another possible injury for Barcelona is Neymar, who excelled in the two previous games for the team. He scored his first goal since joining the team in the first-leg match against Madrid, which helped the team to a draw. His coach said of his performance:
"Neymar is improving all the time, you can already see the difference in him between the the last two matches and the first one against Levante.
I don't know when exactly we will start him but you can see mentally he is ready and we will do it at the most opportune time."
The current La Liga standings for 2013 have Barcelona ranked at No. 1, but Atletico Madrid, Athletic, Villareal and Real Madrid are all right there with them. In today's match, Barcelona carries odds to win of 4 to 11, while Madrid is a 7 to 1 underdog. A draw is currently priced at 4 to 1 on various betting sites, including Paddy Power.
Today's Barcelona vs. Atlético Madrid game has a start time of 4:55 p.m. Eastern Standard Time in the United States. Viewers can watch this Super Cup 2013 matchup take place on ESPN3, with more details here. There's also coverage available on ESPN Deportes, the Spanish version of the ESPN channel.