LaLiga is set to take over another South Africa town – and this time it’s Pretoria.
The most-watched club football match in the world returns to screens this Saturday at 21h00 (CAT) and features Real Madrid and FC Barcelona locking horns at the Alfredo di Stefano Stadium for the first time.
LaLiga has lined up an unprecedented digital and broadcasting experience at Eastwoods, Pretoria for a global event in Mzansi. Come join us from 19h00.
An unprecedented digital and broadcasting experience
Although the Spanish government’s health restrictions do not allow for supporters to fill the stands, LaLiga has ensured that fans in Spain and the world over can immerse themselves in the match. LaLiga’s broad and varied broadcast offering allows the game to be followed from all angles, including from the players’ perspective.
Regardless of their location, fans of El Clasico will enjoy new graphics and statistics during the match, driven by artificial intelligence and augmented reality; as well as broadcast shots such as those from the Fan Cam and the cinema camera, along with spectacular aerial shots from drones.
El Clasico will be broadcast live in South Africa on LaLiga’s official broadcaster – SuperSport LaLiga, DStv Channel 204.
LaLiga’s 22 international social media channels will continue posting exclusive content running up to the game and will relay key match information live during the two hours before kick-off to more than 130 million followers around the world.
El Clasico’s LaLiga Casters: One of the milestones of the match will be the pre-game warmup being broadcast on the official Twitch profile of the caster Ibai Llanos, with Ibai also commentating on the match and linking up with Iker Casillas and Fernando Morientes at LaLiga’s headquarters.
El Clasico’s LaLiga Casters: One of the milestones of the match will be the pre-game warm-up being broadcast on the official Twitch profile of the caster Ibai Llanos, with Ibai also commentating on the match and linking up with Iker Casillas and Fernando Morientes at LaLiga’s headquarters.
Meanwhile, on TikTok, LaLiga has launched a filter-challenge to encourage users to broadcast “their Clasico.” The challenge will see users recording themselves with El Clasico anecdotes, traditions and content using the hashtag #EsElClasico.
Fans can learn more about all of the activities via LaLiga’s official accounts on Instagram, Twitch, TikTok, Facebook and Twitter. Plus, the Fan Zone installed for El Clasico will compile all the news on this iconic sporting encounter and fans will have the chance to win replica club shirts.
The stars of El Clasico
The return El Clasico fixture is set to be one of the most exciting clashes in recent seasons – a face-off between two huge clubs and a real six-pointer when it comes to the LaLiga title race. The game will also feature a very special match ball, as LaLiga and PUMA will screen-print ‘El Clasico April 2021’ onto the Adrenalina football for the occasion. The ball’s technical specifications will be the same, but it will include the date stamp for the very first time.
As always, the biggest stars in world football will be on display in front of millions of fans around the globe. Stars such as Lionel Messi, the top scorer in the history of El Clasico and six-time winner of the Ballon d’Or, will take centre stage alongside international heavyweights such as Luka Modric, Karim Benzema, Antoine Griezmann, Frenkie de Jong and Thibaut Courtois. However, one of the most familiar faces will be missing, given that Sergio Ramos – the man who has played the most El Clasico games ever – has been ruled out with a calf injury.
In addition, El Clasico also continues to showcase the stars of tomorrow, with the presence of FC Barcelona’s Pedri and Sergino Dest, and Real Madrid’s Vinicius Jr, evidencing the wealth of young talent offered by LaLiga.