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WHAT:              Fierce rivals Real Madrid C.F. and FC Barcelona face off for the most anticipated soccer match of the year, El Clásico. Airing LIVE from Santiago Bernabeu for the first time this season, all eyes will be on superstar Lionel Messi as he faces rival Cristiano Ronaldo and nears his 250th goal, a new La Liga record! Additional highlights include El Clásico newcomers James Rodriguez, Javier ‘Chicharito’ Hernandez, and Luis Suarez, who returns from his suspension following his ban for biting an Italian player during the Brazil 2014 World Cup.

In 228 competitive meetings between the two sides, Real Madrid has won 91 to Barcelona's 88. So far this season, Barcelona has stood firmly at first place in La Liga, while Real Madrid has surged into third place after early season struggles.

WHO:               The entire commentator team of beIN SPORTS, including Ray Hudson and Phil Shoen, will be available for interview opportunities to discuss their predictions for the match.  

WHEN:             Saturday, October 25th at 11:55 AM ET

WHERE:           LIVE exclusively on beIN SPORTS, beIN SPORTS en Español and beIN CONNECT

CONTACT:        If interested in an interview with any of the beIN SPORTS talent, please contact Amanda Gadaleta at agadaleta@pintausa.com or 212.367.9800 ext. 300


beIN SPORTS USA is the international sports network. Launched in 2012, beIN SPORTS is the fastest growing international sports network in the U.S. and is offered on 9 of the largest 10 cable/satellite TV providers in the U.S., as well as other systems across the country.  beIN SPORTS offers viewers premium sports content and entertainment across multiple platforms including TV channels beIN SPORTS and beIN SPORTS en Español and live streaming on beIN SPORTS CONNECT. A cornerstone of beIN SPORTS is its unrivaled live soccer coverage, which includes live matches   from La Liga, Serie A, Ligue 1, Russian Premier League, Copa America 2015, and CONMEBOL/CONCACAF World Cup Qualifiers, as well as news and in-depth analysis of all the top leagues from around the world. With beIN SPORTS CONNECT, authenticated subscribers can also enjoy all the exciting action from the two networks and stream live overflow matches offered in HD on your computer, tablet or smartphone. In addition to soccer, beIN SPORTS serves as a haven to fans of motorsports, tennis, rugby, volleyball and boxing, among others.

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