So you want to watch La Liga live in New Zealand but are unsure how to? Well you’ve come to the right place. Today we’ll show you a few options you’ve got to watch Europe’s best football league.
La Liga, formally known as The Campeonato Nacional de Liga de Primera División, is the top-flight professional men’s football league in Spain, and considered as one of the highest quality domestic leagues in the world.
UEFA officially recognise La Liga as the top league in European, and by extension, world football, for the last 5 years.
Moreover, La Liga is considered to have achieved this feat twenty-two seasons in total by UEFA. Many of its competing clubs have won the highest honours in international football on multitudinous occasions, such as the UEFA Champion’s League, UEFA Europa League and UEFA Super Cup.
Twenty teams compete in La Liga, with the bottom three relegated each season to Spain’s second highest league, the Segunda Division, who are in turn replaced by its own top three at the end of its season.
La Liga is one of the most popular football leagues in the world, in terms of both viewership and physical attendance.
Throughout the 2017-2018 season, there were an average of ~27,000 attendees at each match, sixth highest in the world in terms of domestic sports leagues, and third in the world in the context of professional football, behind the Bundesliga and English Premier League.
In particular, many viewers tune in to view the likes of Barcelona and Real Madrid play, given the status and quality of each club.
La Liga operates like most other professional football leagues; its teams compete in a total of 38 matches, each facing the other twice. Teams receive three points for a win, one for a draw and zero for a loss, and the team with the highest points by the end of the season is crowned champion.
In the case of two teams sharing the same number of points, goal difference is used to determine it, and if that cannot suffice, an increasingly intricate system of Fair Play considerations is used. If none of these qualify, then a tie breaking match is played.
The top four teams of the league automatically qualify for the UEFA Champion’s League and Europa League’s group stages, with the fifth ranked team also qualifying for the latter.
La Liga is home to some of the most legendary teams in both contemporary and historical football contexts, particularly Real Madrid and Barcelona. Both teams have dominated La Liga for decades, of the 90 years played, Real Madrid have won the competition 33 times to Barcelona’s 26, accounting for nearly two thirds of total victories.
Moreover, teams like Sevilla, Valencia and Atletico Madrid are football powerhouses and contend at the top of international football, however, not to the same degree as either Barcelona or Real Madrid. Matches between Barcelona and Real Madrid are particularly exciting prospects, given the history between the clubs and the quality they each currently retain.
Matches between them are referred to as ‘El Clásico’, translating to ‘The Classic’, and are some of the most popular matches in professional football, garnering hundreds of millions of viewers.
How To Watch La Liga NZ
You can watch La Liga using the following channels:
- New Zealand: Bein Sports Connect ($19.78/mo)
- Australia: Kayo Sports ($25/mo).
Logic says the best option is to pay for Bein Sports in NZ but if you wanted the benefit of Kayo and their 50+ sports on offer then you could use an Australian VPN to access their site and watch all the football you want from leagues all over the world plus many more sports.
Step 1: Get A VPN Provider
To watch Kayo live in New Zealand for free you’ll need to use the best VPN provider to pretend you’re in Australia
There are many different VPN providers out there on the web, from our experience the cheapest and most affordable option is PureVPN.
You’ll be able to buy a VPN using your New Zealand credit card/Paypal.
Step 2: Download & Install VPN Application
You’ll need to decide how you plan on accessing. You could use your smart TV, Apple TV or just a computer web browser.
You’ll need to download the PureVPN Application to your device first, then their app or visit their website.
Login with the details you were provided via email during signup.
Step 3: Choose Australian Server
You’ll now need to connect through to a UK or AU based server. If you’re given an option of which city then I’d choose Melbourne.
You’ll be advised by the VPN app once your IP has changed and you’re routing your connection via the AU.
You’ll now be able to go to the chosen sports player website/app and create an account.
Step 4: Start Watching Lia Liga Live
Search for the games on the website search box, although it’s likely going to be on the homepage.
You’ll now be able to play any of the on demand content available as well as any highlight shows.
Keep your account and watch again every weekend.
There you have it, four of the simplest steps ever to start watching the La Liga live in New Zealand. You don’t need a satellite connection, an expensive cable plan or even a fully fledged VPN, with PureVPN you can get started for under a few dollars per month.
Your VPN can then unlock pretty much any channel in the world too.