Where to watch Barcelona vs Atletico Madrid live stream, TV channel, lineups, prediction for La Liga match

Barcelona head to Atletico Madrid in a key La Liga top-four battle on March 17.

Both sides go into the match on a wave of positivity after securing spots in the UEFA Champions League quarterfinals in midweek.

Barcelona stormed to an impressive 3-1 win at home to Napoli as Atletico Madrid overturned a first-leg defeat to knock Inter Milan out of the competition on penalties in the Spanish capital.

The Sporting News looks at the key details ahead of this game, including how to watch it worldwide, kickoff times and the latest lineup news.

WATCH: Barcelona vs Atletico Madrid LIVE in the US on ESPN+

Barcelona vs Atletico Madrid kick off time

This La Liga clash takes place at the Estadio Metropolitano in Madrid, Spain and kicks off on Sunday, March 17 at 9:00 p.m. local time.

Here’s how that time translates across some of the major territories:

  Date Kickoff time
USA Sun, Mar. 17 4:00 p.m. ET
Canada Sun, Mar. 17 4:00 p.m. ET
UK Sun, Mar. 17 8:00 p.m. GMT
Australia Mon, Mar. 18 7:00 a.m. AEDT
India Mon, Mar. 18 1:30 a.m. IST

Barcelona vs Atletico Madrid live stream, TV channel

Here’s how to watch this La Liga match across selected areas of the world’s major regions:

Region TV Streaming
USA ESPN Deportes Fubo, ESPN+,


UK Viaplay Sports 1, ITV 4 Viaplay UK, La Liga TV, ITVX
Australia Optus Sport
India JioTV

In the USA, the game is available on ESPN+, with Spanish language options on ESPN Deportes, and streaming on Fubo with the latter currently offering a FREE trial.

In Canada, the game is available on TSNAustralian fans can stream every La Liga match live and on-demand on Optus Sport and in the UK this match is on Viaplay Sports 1 and streaming on La Liga TV.

UK fans can also check out free-to-air coverage via ITV 4 or stream the game on ITVX.

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Barcelona vs Atletico Madrid lineups, team news

Barcelona’s injury picture remains unchanged following the win over Napoli with Pedri, Frenkie de Jong and Ferran Torres all still sidelined for the visitors.

Joao Felix can play against his parent club, as part of his loan to Barcelona, with the Portugal international scoring the winner in the reverse fixture in December. He starts today.

Barcelona XI (4-3-3, right to left): Ter Stegen (GK) — Kounde, Araujo, Cubarsi, Fort — Roberto, Christensen, Gundogan — Raphinha, Lewandowski, Felix.

Barcelona subs: Martinez, Pena, Lopez, Alonso, Romeu, Vitor Roque, Lamine Yamal, Casado, Kochen, Guiu

Defender Jose Maria Gimenez is not risked by Diego Simeone, who starts with Reinildo Mandava at the heart of defence.

Antoine Griezmann came through the Inter Milan victory with no recurrence of his ankle injury, but the France star is on the bench against his old team.

Atletico Madrid XI (5-3-2 right to left): Oblak (GK) — Molina, Witsel, Mandava, Savic, Lino — De Paul, Barrios, Llorente — Morata, Riquelme

Atletico Madrid subs: Moldovan, Azpilicueta, Gabriel, Koke, Griezmann, Saul, Depay, Correa, Vermeeren, Aleman

Barcelona vs Atletico Madrid prediction

Both sides know Real Madrid are cruising away to the La Liga title this season and they have work to do to ensure a Champions League qualification spot. 

Barcelona are unbeaten in their last nine games across all competitions, and Atletico have won six of their last seven at home, and they could cancel each other out after a demanding week in the Champions League.

Prediction: Barcelona 1-1 Atletico Madrid


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