Real Madrid vs Atletico Madrid: Live stream, TV channel, team news, kick-off time for huge La Liga derby

REAL MADRID take on local rivals Atletico in the first Madrid derby of the season this weekend.

Real head into the crunch La Liga game buoyed by their Champions League success over Borussia Monchengladbach in the week, but face a visit from table-toppers Atletico.

When is Real Madrid vs Atletico Madrid?

  • Real Madrid vs Atletico Madrid takes place on Saturday, December 12.
  • The match kicks off at 8pm GMT – that's 9pm local time.
  • Real's Estadio Alfredo Di Stefano plays host.

What TV channel and live stream is Real Madrid vs Atletico Madrid on?

Real Madrid vs Atletico Madrid will be broadcast live on Premier Sports in the UK.

You can sign up to Premier Sports' rolling six-month contract which will set you back £9.99 a month.

Or you can pay £11.99 for a single month.

Premier Sports is available for streaming via their Premier Sports Player service, which can be downloaded onto a mobile or tablet device.

What is the team news?

Eden Hazard will again miss out for Real Madrid following injury set backs this season.

His Belgium team-mate, Thomas Vermaelen, defended the playmaker.

Vermaelen told Goal.com: "Firstly, everybody is very quick to say that he's got an injury – that he's injury-prone and that kind of stuff. I think he had a knock on his ankle and that's not his fault. It must be a muscle injury. I don't think it's too bad.

"For me personally he's a world-class player. I played against him in England.

"He will come back. He's very positive. When he comes back and starts playing the game you'll see the best of him. I'm not worried about him. He'll come back."

What have they said?

Real boss Zinedine Zidane, after guiding Real to the Champions League knockout stage this week: "'I want to enjoy and I don't know how long I'm going to stay here.

"I just think about how lucky I am to be here but I do not know until when!

"There are many years left in Madrid and I want to continue."

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