El Clasico (LIVE UPDATES): Real Madrid seek revenge against Barcelona

BArcelona Vs RealMadrid. [PHOTO CREDIT: Epic Sports Live]
BArcelona Vs RealMadrid. [PHOTO CREDIT: Epic Sports Live]

Just three days after locking horns at the Bernabeu in the second leg of their Copa del Rey semi-final, Real Madrid and Barcelona are set for another feisty tie, this time in La Liga.

Barca recorded a 3-0 victory at the Bernabeu on Wednesday night to book their spot in yet another Copa del Rey final and will be looking to pour more misery on their bitter rivals in Saturday’s El Clasico.

According to the AS statistics, Sergio Ramos will equal the record for most appearances in the Clasico tonight.

Whether he would lead his team to victory is yet to be seen.

This is the 241st Clasico. Madrid lead the head-to-head 95 wins to Barca’s 94, with the remaining 51 fixtures finishing in stalemates.

That said, Madrid have won just one of the last eight league Clasicos, while they have not beaten Barca on home soil in Spain’s top flight since a 3-1 home success in October 2014.

Stay with PREMIUM TIMES for live ppdates.

Kickoff is 8:45pm

Real Madrid team news

Starting XI: Courtois; Carvajal, Ramos, Varane, Reguilon; Kroos, Modric, Casemiro; Bale, Benzema, Vinicius Jr

Subs: Navas, Marcelo, Valverde, Lucas Vazquez, Asensio, Isco, Ceballos.


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Barcelona team news

Starting XI: Ter Stegen; Sergi Roberto, Piqué, Lenglet, Jordi Alba; Busquets, Rakitic, Arthur; Messi, Suarez, Dembele.

Subs: Cillessen, Umtiti, Semedo, Vidal, Alena, Coutinho, Malcom.


Barcelona kick off tonight’s El Clasico!

Yellow card Sergio Busquets gets the first book as Real Madrid win a free kick in a dangerous area

Bale curls it over the wall… over the bar and into the crowd.. Barcelona catch their breath

Chance for Barcelona but Phillipe Courtois rushes out to force a corner

Real Madrid win a free kick and they take it quick

Benzema tries a shot but it has gone wide

Benzema tries a shot but it has gone wide

Gareth Bale and Kroos position themselves as Real Madrid win another free kick

Suarez shot! Phillipe Courtois with a fantastic save

Lionel Messi comes close .. a delicate chip from the Argentine narrowly misses the target

Good move by Real Madrid… Final shot from Modric but the Barcelona do well to defend…… Still goalless after 23 minutes

GOALLLL!!! Ivan Rakitic gives Barcelona the lead

Real Madrid find themselves on the back foot here

Real Madrid fighting for a quick equaliser.. Vinicus with a volley but his effort blokced

Carvajal win a corner as Real Madrid continue to press for an equaliser

Krooss set to take the task as Real Madrid win a free kick on the edge of Barcelona box

Interception by Ramos denies Lionel Messi the needed contact

Barcelona have a free kick

Courtois makes a big save as Suarez strikes a low shot

Free kick for Barcelona but Messi blasts it wide

Ball possesion : Real Madrid 46%- Barcelona 54%

Glancing header from Modric goes just over the bar

Hot exchange between Ramos and Messi

Glancing header from Modric goes just over the bar

Hot exchange between Ramos and Messi

Half Time Real Madrid 0-1 Barcelona

Real Madrid get the game underway for the second half

What a miss by Benzema

Real Madrid Sub; Toni Kroos off for Valverde

Chance!!! Jordi Alba whips the ball across the face of goal but needed contact fails to come

Lenget puts his body on the line again as Vinicius fires a shot

Ramos gets a yellow card for foul on Messi, and will miss the next match through suspension.

Vinicius flagged offside as he attempts to connect a pass from Modric

Dembele fires a shot but it weaves off target

Barcelona Sub Arturo Vidal comes in for Arthur

Vinicius with a shot but it is over the bar

Time ticking away .. still Real Madrid 0-1 Barcelona

Real Madrid sub ; Isco comes in for Cassemrio

Asensio goes down in the box but referee waves off penalty

Barcelona sub: Philipe Couthino comes in for Dembele

Vidal with a handball and Real Madrid win a free kick

Yellow card: Real Madrid’s Asensio is booked for a late challenge on Busquets

Pique takes on Benzema as he forces the ball away for a corner kick

Fouls comitted: Real Madrid 13-11 Barcelona

Benzema with a shot… but straight into the hands of the Barcelona keeper

Another yellow card…Real Madrid’s Dani Carvajal is the latest recipient

Three minutes added time

Lionel Messi tries a shot from the edge of the box. inches away from target

Final Whistle Real Madrid 0-1 Barcelona

In barely 72 hours, Barcelona win two El Clasico games.. They are now 12 points ahead of Real Madrid on the log in La Ligs



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