Normally, for a Spanish goliath like Real Madrid, a trip to the coast of Africa to face a Second Division club would seem like a vacation. But on Wednesday when Los Blancos make the trip to the Spanish enclave of Melilla on the northern coast of Morocco for a Cope Del Rey Round of 32 match against the local side there, they will be playing one of their most significant games of the season — their first since the sacking of head Coach Julen Lopetegui, as The National reports. Former Argentine international Santiago Solari takes over the club for the game against UD Melilla, a match that will live stream from the African coast.
To find out how to watch a live stream of the UD Melilla vs. Real Madrid Copa Del Rey showdown, see the streaming information at the bottom of this article. Kickoff is set for 7:30 p.m. Central European Time on Wednesday, October 31, at the 10,000-seat Estadio Municipal Alvarez Claro in Melilla, Spain, on the northern coast of Africa. In the United Kingdom, the live stream gets underway at 6:30 p.m. Greenwich Mean Time, while in the United States, that start time will be 2:30 p.m. Eastern Daylight Time, 11:30 a.m. Pacific. Fans in India can log in to the live stream at midnight Tuesday night/Wednesday morning.
Lopetegui got the sack after just 14 matches across three competitions, starting with a stunning defeat to crosstown rivals Atletico Madrid in the UEFA Super Cup, as Sky Sports reported. Things didn’t get much better from there, with the European champions sitting ninth on the La Liga table with only four wins against an equal number of defeats and a pair of draws.
But a humiliating 5-1 shellacking by Barcelona in the first El Clasico of the season on Sunday clearly sealed Lopetegui’s fate.
To watch a live stream of the UD Melilla vs. Real Madrid Copa Del Rey match, go to BeIn Sports Connect USA or download the BeIn Sports app for mobile devices. The BeIn Sports streaming service requires cable or satellite service subscriber login credentials from a carrier that offers BeIn Sports.
However, there is a way for fans to watch the Copa Del Rey Opener stream live for free, without a cable subscription. Fans may sign up for a free trial of a streaming TV multi-channel package such as the Sling TV international sports package or Fubo TV. Both services require credit card information and subscription fees, but each offers a seven-day free trial. If the subscription is canceled prior to the expiration of that week-long period, fans can watch the Union Deportiva Melilla vs. Los Blancos match live stream for free.
In Spain, MoviStar+ will stream the Wednesday Cup match. In the United Kingdom, there will be no live stream offered, nor will there be one in India for the Melilla vs. Real Madrid match. But fans can likely access the live stream through another provider listed here by using a VPN service, such as those recommended by the tech site CNet.
In Spain, MoviStar+ will stream the mid-week match. In Italy, the Melilla-Real Madrid Copa Del Rey contest will be streamed live by DAZN Italia. In Canada, the DAZN sports platform will also live stream the match.
For a comprehensive list of outlets in other regions that may carry a live stream of UD Melilla vs. Real Madrid, check out the listings at LiveSoccerTV.com.