Real Madrid have beaten Real Sociedad in the last three games. They will try to get it four in a row when the two sides meet in La Liga on Sunday. Real Madrid recently beat Atlético Madrid 3-1 to reach the semi-finals of the Copa Del Rey. Real Sociedad lost 1-0 to Barcelona
Real Madrid are the betting favorites at -150 against Real Sociedad who have +370 to win according to FanDuel Sportsbook. A tie is +280.
The game will be broadcast on ESPN Deportes (Spanish only) and ESPN+ and available to stream on fuboTV.
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Real Madrid vs Real Sociedad (La Liga)
What time does the game start? Can I watch it on TV? – Sunday’s game begins at 3pm EST at the Santiago Bernabeu in La Liga. It will air on ESPN Deportes (Spanish only) and be streamed on ESPN+. It is also offered on fuboTV (only in Spanish).
Information about the live stream: The game will air on ESPN+, ESPN’s streaming service, which requires a subscription. It is also offered on fuboTV (only in Spanish).
More on the Associated Press:
MADRID (AP) — A dummy of Real Madrid striker Vinícius Júnior was hung from a highway bridge early Thursday, hours before the team’s game against Atletico Madrid in the Copa del Rey.
The perpetrators used a black figure with the name of Vinícius Júnior, tied a rope around her neck and hung her at an overpass in Madrid along with a banner reading ‘Madrid hates Real’.
The banner and figure were apparently still attached to the bridge in the dark early Thursday morning.
Vinícius, a black man, has been subjected to racist taunts more than once in Spain. The Brazilian striker has taken to social media to complain about being attacked by racists since playing in Europe.
The message on the banner is often used by one of Atletico Madrid’s ultra fan groups, although they denied being responsible for the ad.
“These are repugnant and improper acts that shame society,” Atletico said in a statement.
“We categorically and unreservedly condemn any action that violates the dignity of any person or institution,” the club said. “The rivalry between the two clubs is the greatest, but so is the respect. No individual, whatever their intentions or colors, can tarnish the coexistence between different supporters. It is everyone’s responsibility to avoid this.”
Real Madrid thanked others for the messages of support they had received following the “deplorable and repulsive act of racism, xenophobia and hatred towards our player Vinícius”.
“Attacks like those suffered by our player, or those suffered by another athlete, have no place in a society like ours,” Real Madrid said.
The Spanish league said it “strongly condemns acts of hatred and intimidation” against Vinícius. It said it would urge authorities to investigate and seek convictions with “the harshest sentences” for those responsible.
“Intolerance and violence have no place in our sport,” the league said in a statement.
The Spanish Football Federation condemned the “unbearable act” and sent a message of support to Vinícius after the “direct threat from radical groups”.
“These kinds of hateful manifestations only encourage violence and have no place in our sport. Football must be lived with passion, but always with respect for the players, the opponent and the fans,” said the association. “This kind of vandalism is unacceptable.”
Atletico had already condemned their fans when a large group of them chanted ‘Vinícius, you’re a monkey’ at the Metropolitano stadium ahead of Madrid’s 2-1 win in last year’s city derby. Spanish prosecutors closed an investigation into the case, arguing that there was insufficient evidence to identify potential perpetrators of the hate crime.
The Spanish league this month filed criminal charges against Valladolid fans who racially abused Vinícius and he was also targeted by a fan who racially abused him after a ‘Clásico’ against Barcelona in 2021.
The Copa del Rey derby was mired in controversy after it was announced that Madrid would ban Atletico fans from wearing team shirts at the Santiago Bernabéu Stadium, which Madrid later denied.