Hugo Sanchez Joins beIN SPORT

Real Madrid and Mexican National Team Legend Joins Network, Debuts for El Clásico on Saturday, Oct. 26

Oct 24, 2013, 17:51 ET from beIN SPORT

MIAMI, Oct. 24, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- beIN SPORT, the international sports network, today announced that Hugo Sanchez – famed Real Madrid and Mexican international player -manager, and current La Liga ambassador to the Americas – has joined beIN SPORT.

Sanchez will make his first appearance Saturday, Oct. 26, covering the highly anticipated match between Barcelona and Real Madrid. The sides will face off at the Camp Nou, pitting soccer's biggest stars, Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi, against each other.

"beIN SPORT couldn't be more enthusiastic about having a legend such as Hugo Sanchez join the network," said Yousef Al-Obaidly, managing director of beIN SPORT.  "Sanchez was just named as La Liga's ambassador to the Americas, and we are excited to build off this momentum to have him on our network, especially for a worldwide event such as El Clásico."

Sanchez, the former Mexican international striker and legendary star played on several top Mexican and European teams and has broken countless records. He has played and coached in both LigaMX and for the Mexican national team. He was top scorer in the Spanish league for a record five seasons, was European Golden Boot winner in the 1989-90 season with Real Madrid, and was named to Real Madrid's All-Time Greatest XI.

Coverage of El Clásico will begin on beIN SPORT and beIN SPORT en Español with a pre-game show at 11 a.m. ET, followed by a halftime and post-game show, featuring in-depth match analysis, highlights and interviews from this colossal match.

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