How to watch 2017-2018 Spanish La Liga with a VPN

Published: Nov 13, 2017

If you want to see the world’s best football players in action every week, there is no better place to watch than in the Spanish La Liga championship.

It’s that simple.

La Liga has Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo, and they are undeniably the two greatest football players playing today.  Make sure you don’t miss a moment of brilliance by using a VPN!

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It makes unsecure connections instantly safer–so you can stream your favorite sports wherever you are.

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When is El Clásico? El Clásico dates for 2017/18

It’s the biggest rivalry in Spanish football and likely the greatest domestic rivalry in world football. Barcelona vs. Real Madrid is always must-watch television. Here are the dates for the season:

December 23th, 2017: Real Madrid vs. Barcelona (Santiago Bernabéu)

May 6th, 2018: Barcelona vs. Real Madrid (Camp Nou)

To watch El Clásico and other La Liga games, here are the stream options:

Stream La Liga games on beIN SPORTS (USA)

If you prefer a North American approach to Spanish “soccer”, beIN SPORTS is the broadcaster for you.  Lucky for you, watching on beIN is pretty easy when you have a VPN:

  1. Get ExpressVPN
  2. Connect to one of 20 U.S. ExpressVPN servers
  3. Sign in at (A subscription may be required)
  4. Get ready for kick-off!

Watch Real Madrid vs. Barcelona in La Liga live on Sky Sports (UK)

For football fans in the UK, Sky Sports is your gateway to enjoying the La Liga action.

Here’s how to stream Sky Sports’ Liga broadcasts with a VPN:

  1. Download ExpressVPN on your devices
  2. Connect to a UK ExpressVPN server
  3. Sign in at (You’ll need a Sky Sports subscription or NowTV pass)
  4. Start watching!

When are the best times to see La Liga games live?

Spanish football fans like a late kick-off. Some of the biggest televised matches start at 9.05pm Central European Time (CET) and don’t finish until 11pm.

But the whole weekend is good for watching La Liga. Typical kick-off times are:

  • Saturdays at 11am, 3pm, 5.15pm, 7.30pm, and 9.05pm
  • Sundays at 11am, 3pm, 5.15pm, and 7.30pm
  • Weeknights at various times from 7pm to 9pm (all times are CET)

Check the listings on your preferred sports service to find live match times.

Of course, you’ll only find games during the football season. The 2017/18 La Liga season started on August 19, 2017 and ends on May 21, 2018.

Will Barcelona win the league?

Real Madrid has been on a roll, capping a remarkable 2016-17 season with La Liga and Champions League titles. Unfortunately, Los Blancos have started this season slowly, while Lionel Messi has been tearing teams apart with his usual wizardry. Will the Catalans reclaim the league trophy? Can the Argentine retain the Pichichi Trophy for another year?

Leave your predictions below and tune in with a VPN to catch every sensational goal!

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6 thoughts on “Spanish La Liga

    1. Hi David,

      ExpressVPN does not block any sports streams but instead helps you watch it without throttling or blackouts.

      Just connect to a server corresponding to the broadcast country, and you’ll be set to access the stream!

    1. Hi Santhosh,

      Some of these broadcasters require a subscription. You can then use a separate ExpressVPN subscription to watch La Liga (and any football league/sporting event) from anywhere in the world, in HD quality too 🙂

  1. Hello
    I am interested in watching soccer online. You show the leagues I’m interested in. As a subscriber if I can not watch a game live do I have an option to watch a game at a later time?
    And what is your monthly fee?

    1. Hi Jake,

      If you’re interested in an ExpressVPN subscription, please check out the plans here:

      ExpressVPN does not record or replay games. But by using ExpressVPN, you can access many of these game broadcasters, who show highlights and replays. That way, you’ll never miss a match 🙂

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