La Liga’s El Clásico on ESPN Deportes and ESPN3.com

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La Liga’s El Clásico on ESPN Deportes and ESPN3.com

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FC Barcelona vs. Real Madrid Monday, November 29 at 2:55 p.m. ET Live from the Camp Nou in Barcelona, Spain

Continuing its extensive multi-platform coverage of the 2010-2011 season of Spain’s La Liga, ESPN Deportes, ESPN Deportes Radio and ESPN3.com present exclusive live television, radio and online coverage of El Clásico – Barcelona vs. Real Madrid, Monday, Nov. 29 at 2:55 p.m. ET from the Camp Nou in Barcelona.

Real Madrid and FC Barcelona meet for the first time this season at the Camp Nou. The two favorites are currently the most prolific teams ranking in the top with only a point difference – Real Madrida 33, Barca 32. This past weekend, Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo, again showed why they are ranked the world’s best as they struck hat-tricks for their respective sides, during big wins for both teams. With this head-to-head battle between these superstars, this Clásico will have all the drama and excitement fans have come to expect from this rivalry.

PROGRAMMING HIGHLIGHTS

ESPN Deportes

On match day, ESPN Deportes will feature comprehensive live coverage from Barcelona, starting with Los Capitanes at 1:00pm ET. The commentary program will be followed by a pre-game special show also live from on-site, featuring special guest Former FC Barcelona star and Mexican National Team captain Rafa Márquez alongside renowned soccer expert Jose Ramón Fernández.

The live telecast of the game will be presented by Fernando Palomo (play-by-play), World Cup Argentinean soccer stars Mario Kempes (analysis) and Quique Wolf (analysis) in the television booth and Martin Ainstein reporting from the pitch. The match will be followed by a special edition of Sportscenter with in-depth analysis and recap of the game.

In addition, the morning of the match, ESPN Deportes will present the excitement of the last two Clásico matches in re-run starting at 9:00 a.m. ET.

ESPN Deportes Radio

The only radio network providing around-the-clock national Spanish-language sports coverage will feature coverage of the game live from Barcelona. The broadcast will be lead by La Liga commentators Jorge Ramos (play-by-play) alongside Hernán Pereyra (analysis).

ESPN3.com

Additionally, for sports fans not in front of a television but rather a computer screen come game day, ESPN3.com will carry the action of El Clásico live exclusively online in both English and Spanish.  Barcelona vs. Real Madrid will be the highlight event of the day with coverage beginning at 2:55 p.m. EST.

ESPNdeportes.com

The Spanish-language site will deliver complete coverage of the match including highlights, special reports from onsite talent, videos, photo galleries, GameCast, and Cover It Live— chat with editors and special interaction with TV talent via twitter. Fans will also be able to receive Mobile alerts for the latest on La Liga news by texting “LA LIGA” to 43776 (message and data rates may apply).  In addition, fans can follow up-to-the-minute reports related to El Clásico from Twitter (@ESPNDeportes) and Facebook (facebook.com/ESPNDeportes.)

El Clásico coverage is part of ESN Deportes’ season-long coverage of Spain’s La Liga. This season, ESPN Deportes is providing exclusive Spanish-language coverage of 114 La Liga matches live.  ESPN3 – ESPN’s live sports broadband network – will stream all 114 matches live in English.  ESPN2 will televise select matches.

ESPN DEPORTES is the leading multimedia, Spanish-language sports brand dedicated to providing the widest variety of sports to the U.S. Hispanic sports fan via television, online, print, radio and wireless. Sports media assets include ESPN Deportes television which offers unparalleled Spanish-language sports programming, featuring more than 1400 live and/or original hours of sports programming presented annually; ESPN Deportes Radio, the only around-the-clock Spanish-language sports radio network in the U.S., and currently available in 10 of the top 25 U.S. Hispanic radio markets and also distributed on SIRIUS and XM Satellite Radios; ESPN Deportes La Revista, the first general sports Spanish-language magazine in the U.S.; ESPNdeportes.com, the #1 Spanish-language sports Web site among Spanish-preferred fans in the U.S.; and ESPN Deportes Wireless, the brand’s  emerging business which offers Spanish-language sports content to fans to text message enabled phones.

ESPN3.com is available at no additional cost to fans who receive their high-speed Internet connection or cable TV video subscription from an affiliated service provider, and is currently available in approximately 65 million households nationwide.  It is also available at no cost to approximately 21 million U.S. college students and U.S.-based military personnel via computers connected to on-campus educational networks and on-base military networks.

The 2010 FIFA World Cup attracted millions of viewers to ESPN3.com this past year and continues to be a major destination for top international soccer in the U.S.  In the year ahead, the network is expecting to carry approximately 800 matches in the coming year – roughly 1,600 hours of soccer coverage.  In addition to MLS and the top five Euro leagues – Barclays Premier League, Spain’s La Liga, Dutch Eredivisie, German Bundesliga and Italian Serie A – ESPN3.com will have coverage of many national team leagues, competitions, friendlies and Euro 2012 and FIFA Women’s World Cup qualifiers and matches from countries in Europe, North and South America.

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Kristie Adler

Kristie is Director of Communications. She graduated from Penn State University and is based in New York City.
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