beIN MEDIA GROUP, the global sports and entertainment broadcaster, and its flagship sports channel beIN SPORTS, will broadcast three of the most highly anticipated European football matches of the season on Sunday 24th October. El Clásico, Manchester United v Liverpool and Le Classique will be broadcast live and exclusive across all 24 countries of the Middle East and North Africa (MENA).
It will first kick off with LaLiga, “El Clásico” is among the most viewed sporting events in the world and the biggest football derby in the world. This Sunday’s match will see a troubled Barcelona take on a free scoring Real Madrid at 16:30 MECCA.
El Clasico will also be available on beIN SPORTS 1 and beIN 4K with a dedicated Arabic studio, and beIN SPORTS 2 ENGLISH with expert English commentary, plus in French on beIN SPORTS 1 FRENCH. To celebrate the occasion, beIN will be airing a special series of El Clásico programming on beIN Premium 1, including El Clásico: More than a Game, exploring Spanish culture and traditions through the passionate rivalry between Real Madrid and Barcelona; Road to Clásico, a show dedicated to showcasing the two teams’ history; and El Clásico Analysing, a beIN feature assessing the tactical variables and solutions found by the coaches during this season’s LaLiga.
It will then be followed by the English Premier League where Manchester United vs. Liverpool kicks off at 17:45 MECCA, live from Old Trafford. The fiercest rivalry in English football and one of the standout fixtures of the season. This weekend’s game has extra spice. Mohamed Salah is currently the best striker in the world and is in the form of his life. On Tuesday night he became the first player in Liverpool’s history to find the net in nine successive games. In contrasting form, under Pressure Ole Gunner Solskaer’s United are without a win in 5 games. Tune in on beIN SPORTS 1 Premium for the Arabic Sunday studio and beIN SPORTS 1 ENGLISH for the English coverage to see all the action. Chelsea legend Ruud Gullit will be among the studio guests.
Ligue 1 will be the last match to air on Sunday where “Le Classique” takes place at 21:45 MECCA between two of France’s most dominant teams – Paris Saint-Germain (PSG) vs. Olympique de Marseille. The roots of the rivalry between these two teams run deep. French football’s biggest clash of the season is a derby often referred to as North vs. South in reference to Paris and Marseille. PSG may have the advantage for this year’s Le Classique with the recent addition of football superstar Lionel Messi, as well as the team being ranked first in the league. Catch the game on beIN SPORTS 2 and beIN SPORTS 1 Premium during the special Arabic Sunday studio where Arsene Wenger will be among the studio guests, beIN SPORTS 2 ENGLISH for the English studio and beIN SPORTS 1 FRENCH for French coverage.
Duncan Walkinshaw, Acting Director of Programs at beIN MENA, commented on the upcoming mammoth Sunday of football derbies saying: “The best in live sport is the heartbeat of beIN, and we are excited to showcase the biggest games in European football this Sunday, back to back. Only beIN can offer this service, the best games, a choice of three languages plus the best analysts around. This weekend we welcome Arsene Wenger and Ruud Gullit to our state-of-the-art studios to join our regular Arabic and English analysts”.