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ESPN shows LaLiga commitment with expansive El Clasico coverage in Madrid and across US

The El Clasico showdown between FC Barcelona and Real Madrid has become one of the most prized soccer properties on ESPN platforms (Credit: Getty Images)

ESPN demonstrates importance of Real Madrid v FC Barcelona clash to network with 20 hours of lead-up content and 30 staff on-site at the Bernabeu, while there will be four watch parties across the United States.

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