Following a hard-fought win away to Athletic Bilbao and a full week of rest and preparation, Barcelona play the biggest game of the season when they welcome their rivals Real Madrid to the Greatest Stadium on Earth for their second La Liga meeting of the season tonight.
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March 19, 2023, 9:59am
A classic rivalry with the new generation of stars
March 19, 2023, 10:02am
March 18, 2023, 4:19pm
El Clasico just hits different
March 19, 2023, 3:18pm
Barça’s chance to edge closer to sealing the title. A must-win for Real Madrid to close the gap to six points.
Today is a crucial moment in La Liga’s title race
March 19, 2023, 7:37pm
Two Barça fans got engaged at Camp Nou ahead of El Clásico
Real Madrid failed to take a single shot on target in the last El Clásico, played on 2 March at Santiago Bernabéu.
Tonight, Karim Benzema made sure that won’t happen again, as it only took him 24 seconds to test Marc-André ter Stegen.
Last two El Clásico goals have now been own goals scored by centre-backs:
Éder Militão on 2 March
Ronald Araújo on 19 March
Real Madrid take the lead thanks to Barcelona’s first El Clásico own goal since Gerard Piqué’s one on 13 August 2017!
Sergi Roberto’s goal is his 7th goal involvement (4
& 3 ) for Barcelona this season — interestingly, all seven of his goal involvements have come at Camp Nou.
His first-ever goal against Real Madrid levels the match at 1–1 just before the break!
| Barcelona 2–1 Real Madrid
Although the hosts were dominant, both sides had their chances, but just as it looked like the points will be shared, Franck Kessié scored the injury-time winner.
Barça now hold a 12-point lead at the top with 12 rounds to go!
Alejandro Balde has now provided more league assists (5) than any other teenager in Europe’s top five divisions this season.
Taking top spot by serving up a match-winner in El Clásico.
Gavi’s game by numbers vs. Real Madrid:
◉ Most duels won (9)
◉ Most fouls committed (4)
◉ Most fouls won (4)
And no other player completed more take-ons (3).
Kessie didn’t play much in the first half of the season but with Pedri out injured, he scored his first league goal on the biggest stage.
March 20, 2023, 6:23am
Alejandro Balde had the game-winning assist to Kessié against Real Madrid.
Another La Masia star in the making
March 20, 2023, 6:24am
Xavi is the first Barcelona manager to win three Clásicos in one year since Pep Guardiola in 2011
March 20, 2023, 6:25am
El Clásico in 2023:
𝐒𝐩𝐚𝐧𝐢𝐬𝐡 𝐒𝐮𝐩𝐞𝐫 𝐂𝐮𝐩 𝐟𝐢𝐧𝐚𝐥
Real Madrid 1-3 Barcelona
𝐂𝐨𝐩𝐚 𝐝𝐞𝐥 𝐑𝐞𝐲 𝐟𝐢𝐫𝐬𝐭 𝐥𝐞𝐠
Real Madrid 0-1 Barcelona
Barcelona 2-1 Real Madrid
Barça got Madrid’s number
March 20, 2023, 6:27am
Barcelona have the LaLiga title all but locked up