Real Madrid welcome Fc Barcelona to the Santiago Bernabeu for El Clasico on Sunday evening.
Barca currently lead La Liga by two points after Zinedine Zidane’s side’s recent struggles, winning just one of their last five matches in all competitions.
That loss of momentum was compounded by defeat against Pep Guardiola’s Manchester City in the Champions League in midweek, while Barcelona were held by Napoli.
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However, Quique Setien’s side have won their last three successive league matches after an indifferent start under the former Real Betis manager.
Here is everything you need to know:
When is it and what time is kick-off?
The match kicks off at 8pm on Sunday 1 March at the Santiago Bernabeu.
How can I watch it online and on TV?
The match will be broadcast live on LaLigaTB in the UK, with coverage beginning at 7.30pm.
Sky and Virgin customers can sign up for both Premier Sport channels and LaLigaTV for £9.99 a month, while Sky subscribers can get LaLigaTV on its own for £5.99 a month.
What is the team news?
Eden Hazard has been ruled out after suffering another injury to his ankle, while Marco Asensio remains sidelined. Luka Jovic has been left out of the matchday squad, while Rodrygo is suspended.
Barcelona are still struggling with numerous injuries, as both Luis Suarez and Ousmane Dembele remain out until the end of the season. Sergi Roberto, Jordi Alba and Arda Turan will also miss out.
Real Madrid: Courtois; Carvajal, Varane, Ramos, Mendy; Kroos, Casemiro, Valverde; Isco, Benzema, Bale
Barcelona: Ter Stegen; Semedo, Pique, Umtiti, Firpo; Arthur, Busquets, De Jong; Vidal, Messi, Griezmann
Real Madrid 6/5
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