First ABC Broadcast of Real Madrid LaLiga Match
On Saturday, Feb. 19, ABC will broadcast its second LaLiga match of the 2021-22 season from Estadio Santiago Bernabéu in Madrid when league-leading Real Madrid host Deportivo Alavés at 3 p.m. ET. The broadcast, a simulcast of ESPN+ live stream, marks the ABC debut for Real Madrid, the 13-time UEFA Champions League winners and one of the most successful clubs in football.
Spanish-language coverage of Real Madrid vs. Deportivo Alavés will stream live on ESPN+ and simulcast on ESPN Deportes. Pitch-side reporters and analysts will join English- and Spanish-language match commentators to call the match in Madrid. Spanish-language coverage will begin one hour before kickoff at 2 p.m., while studio coverage in English will start at 2:30 p.m.
The Real Madrid-Deportivo Alavés match continues ESPN Football February – the company’s unprecedented coverage of a collection of marquee soccer matches from different competitions in one month. Watch the marketing spots – English and Spanish (credit: ESPN Marketing).
Game commentators, sideline reporters and analysts in Madrid:
English: Derek Rae and Steve McManaman (game); Sid Lowe, Alexis Nunes and Luis Garcia (sidelines)
Spanish: Fernando Palomo and Hugo Sanchez (game); Martin Ainstein and Pablo Zabaleta (sidelines).
Studio – Pregame, Halftime and Postgame:
English: Dan Thomas, Alejandro Moreno and Craig Burley
Spanish: Ricardo Puig and Paco Gabriel de Ande.
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