The soccer season is kicking off around Europe, and while the Premier League season started this weekend, La Liga has yet to kick off. That doesn’t mean their isn’t Spanish soccer underway. Real Madrid and Atletico Madrid square off in the Supercopa de España on Tuesday.
It is the first leg of the Supercopa de España, which pits the winners of La Liga and the Copa del Rey against one another. It is also a rematch of the UEFA Champions League final. While the Champions League final is a single game, this Supercopa de España match up is a two-leg affair, with Real madrid hosting the first leg.
“There are no favorites in this tie. It is a two-leg tie, 180 minutes, and we have to prepare well. The first match will not be decisive but we will try and take the lead and put in a good performance,” Real Madrid manager Carlo Ancelotti said, via the club’s website.
“Atlético have changed a little because they have signed some big players. Their style has not changed and it will be a difficult match, as it was last season. I am not going to play the same team in both matches. While some will play tomorrow, I’ll change it a little on Friday”.
How can you tune in to Tuesday’s Supercopa de España match up between the Real Madrid and Atletico Madrid? Here is all of the information you will need to check out the action from the opening kickoff:
Date: Tuesday, August 19
Start Time: 4:00 p.m. ET
Location: Madrid, Spain
Venue: Santiago Bernabéu Stadium
TV Info: ESPN 2, ESPN Deportes
Live Stream: Watch ESPN
Be sure to tune in to FanSided.com on Tuesday for live coverage of the game.