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Watch Barcelona vs Real Madrid online: Live stream tonight’s basketball EuroLeague semi-final online

By Emile Avanessian

Watch Barcelona vs Real Madrid online: Live stream tonight's basketball EuroLeague semi-final online

Published: 18:05, 19 May 2022

On Thursday night (8:00pm UK) at Belgrade’s Štark Arena, El Clásico takes to the hardwood, as Barcelona and Real Madrid square off in the second EuroLeague Final Four contest, with a date in the final with the winner of Olympiakos or Anadolu Efess on the line.

How to live stream FC Barcelona vs Real Madrid online:

Bet365* stream a selection of EuroLeague Playoff basketball games live for account holders. Those interested in streaming FC Barcelona vs Real Madrid live can take advantage of this service by following the simple steps below. After following the link below, you’ll notice the landing page advertises NBA but EuroLeague is on Bet365’s schedule, too.

  • Click on this link.
  • Click ‘join now’ and enter details.
  • Log in and fund your account.
  • Navigate to the ‘In-Play’ link at the top of the homepage and select your desired event.

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Where to watch FC Barcelona vs Real Madrid on TV:

  • US: FloSports

Like fellow top-two seed Olympiakos, top-seeded Barça notched a fairly comfortable, ten-point Game 1 win over #8 seed Bayern Munich in the play-offs and looked ready to breeze through to the Final Four. As Olympiakos found, however, that casual stroll to Belgrade was actually rather fraught. Bayern, like Monaco (Olympiakos’ opening round opponent), a team that was lucky just to be in the field, pushed back. Emphatically.

In Barça’s case, Bayern responded impressively to that first defeat in Barcelona, with an emphatic 15-point win at the Palau Blaugrana. In Germany the series continued to eerily mirror the Olympiakos-Monaco tilt, as Barcelona took the upper hand with a nine-point Game 3 win, but were themselves pushed to the brink after Bayern answered back with a defensive masterclass in a seven-point win. Then, even in the decisive fifth game back in Barcelona, Bayern led by six points at halftime, before a huge third quarter (29-15) put Barça ahead for good (they ultimately won, 81-72).

Leading the way for Barça – who come into this game with a clean bill of health – have been two-time Spanish league MVP, EuroLeague superstar and seven-year NBA veteran Nikola Mirotić, another former NBA regular, point guard Nick Calathes, US-born star big man Brnadon Davies and 32-year-old Argentine star guard Nicolás Laprovíttola (who spent the last two seasons with Real Madrid).

Madrid, meanwhile, faced little of adversity that hampered their ‘eternal rivals’, blowing past Maccabi Tel Aviv in a three-game sweep, in which the average score was roughly 89-72. Leading the way for Los Blanocs (who also are not facing any major injuries) were veteran shooting guards Fabien Causeur and Sergio Llull, veteran Cape Verdean big man Edy Tavares, and a pair of French frontcourt stars, star power forward Guerschon Yabusele (the #16 overall pick the NBA draft in 2016) and the EuroLeague’s leading rebounder in 2022, Vincent Poirier.

FC Barcelona probable starting lineup: Nick Calathes, Kyle Kuric, Cory Higgins, Brandon Davies, Nikola Mirotić

Real Madrid predicted starting lineup: Nigel Williams-Goss, Fabien Causeur, Ádám Hanga, Edy Tavares, Guerschon Yabusele

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After an imperious start to the season, Barça scuffled towards the end of the regular season, at one point losing six out of ten games in all competitions. They’ve since regained their footing, with wins in seven of eight – five of which have been by at least nine points – which have delivered not only this spot in the Final Four, but also the top seed in Spain’s Liga ACB playoffs. Madrid are similarly in outstanding form, having won nine straight in all competitions. It’s worth noting, however, that Los Blancos also had to regain form after a major wobble, having lost eight of nine (all comps) immediately prior to this run.

Given the extreme ups and downs of each of these sides and the relative similarity of their results over the course of the season, picking an outright winner here is a big challenge (if pressed, I lean Barça, but not enough to bet on it). Regardless, however, both of these sides have sufficiently regained form on offense that a combined 156+ points in this contest is a solid shout.

Prediction: FC Barcelona and Real Madrid to combine for OVER 155.5 points.