The La Liga season gets underway this weekend as Barcelona face their first clash as current champions.
The Spanish club faces Alaves at the Camp Nou with Ernesto Valverde’s side expected to get off to a winning start.
Alaves finished last year’s league in 14th place some 46 points behind the home side.
Barcelona had a run of good results in their pre-season friendlies and it seems there will be more of these early games in the future.
La Liga’s organising body announced on Thursday that it plans to hold regular season Spanish top flight games in the United States in the future.
European clubs and leagues have increased their presence in the United States in recent years as they seek to make a dent in the country’s vast sports market.
“LaLiga, Spain’s top-flight soccer competition, and Relevent, a multinational media, sports and entertainment group, today announced a first-of-a-kind 15-year, equal joint venture to promote soccer in the U.S. and Canada,” said a statement.
So, if you want to watch the big match action here’s how to tune in online.
HOW TO WATCH BARCELONA v ALAVES
You can watch all of tonight’s action live and on demand via Eleven Sports 2 with kick off starting at 9.15pm.
This new service is available online at elevensports.uk and via the Eleven Sports iOS and Android apps.
There are currently two ways to pay with a monthly subscription costing £5.99 per month.
There is a cheaper way to get this channel with Eleven Sports currently offering an “early bird” discount to those who sign up.
This sale price costs £49.99 for the year and is available until the end of August.
If you want to watch for free you can sign up to a free 7-day trial which offers all the foreign football without paying the premium.
Eleven Sports says it will be showing five top flight domestic leagues LIVE and EXCLUSIVE in the UK and Ireland.
These include LaLiga, Serie A, Eredivisie, Chinese Super League (from 2019), Allsvenskan.
At least one match per week from both LaLiga and Serie A will be shown live and free of charge on ELEVEN SPORTS’ UK Facebook Page.
A selection of games from the other top-flight football leagues available on ELEVEN SPORTS will also be shown on Facebook across the season.
Source : EXPRESS