EL CLASICO LIVE – Real Madrid vs Barcelona: The Catalan giants take on their fierce rivals at the Bernabeu in a tie that could decide LaLiga title race
- Real Madrid welcome Barcelona to the Santiago Bernabeu tonight at 8pm GMT
- UK viewers can watch the two Spanish giants go head to head live on LaLiga TV
- Barcelona are 11/5 odds to repeat their victory last time at Bernabeu
It could all come down to this. Real Madrid welcome Barcelona to the Bernabeu tonight in what could play a huge part in who ends up being crowned as champions of LaLiga this season.
A win for Zinedine Zidane’s men will put them one point above Barca in the table but three points for Quique Setien in his first Clasico could decide the title race.
Stay tuned with Sportsmail’s Sam McEvoy who will provide live coverage of El Clasico including scores, lineups and pre-match updates as they happen.
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El Clasico has lost some of its sparkle in recent times. Barcelona and Real Madrid played out a goalless draw when they met in the league in December and last season at the Bernabeu, Ivan Rakitic’s goal settled a scrappy 1-0 affair.
There’s nostalgia for the Clasicos that were lit-up by the presence of Cristiano Ronaldo, Xavi, Andres Iniesta and Dani Alves.
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Gerard Pique recovered from an ankle injury as he is named in Quique Setien’s starting XI.
Antoine Griezmann starts up front alongside Lionel Messi while Jordi Alba also returns from injury.
Zinedine Zidane has opted to start former Tottenham duo Gareth Bale and Luka Modric on the bench for tonight’s clash.
Karim Benzema will lead the line while Toni Kroos, Casemiro and Valverde occupy the three spots in midfield.
And welcome to Sportmail’s coverage of El Clasico at the Bernabeu.
There’s all to play for in the Spanish capital: bragging rights between the two rivals, points in the table and a result that could possibly decide the title.
Barcelona are currently two points ahead of Real and a win for either side could give fans an idea of who will be crowned as LaLiga champions come the end of the season.
Stay tuned as I will provide you with all the live updates plus any pre-match build-up and team news.
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