Everybody wondered who would own the Clasico with no Lionel Messi and no Cristiano Ronaldo. Luis Suarez bought it lock stock and barrel, scoring a hat-trick in a 5-1 thumping to move Barcelona seven points clear of Real Madrid who will now surely sack Julen Lopetegui. His treble made it nine goals in 11 Clasicos [...]
El Clásico refers to any match between fierce rivals Real Madrid and FC Barcelona. Other than the Champions League Final, it is considered one of the biggest club football games in the world, and is among the most viewed annual sporting events.
Originally it referred only to those competitions held in the Spanish championship, but nowadays the term has been generalized, and tends to include every single match between the two clubs: UEFA Champions League, Copa del Rey, overseas friendlies, etc.
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Cristiano Ronaldo twisted an ankle and had to come off at half-time in a bad-tempered Clasico just three weeks before the Champions League final against Liverpool. However, Gareth Bale stepped into his shoes and scored the goal that earned Real Madrid a point after both Luis Suarez and Lionel Messi had scored for Barcelona. It [...]
New Barcelona manager Ernesto Valverde wants to start his reign as Barca coach in the best way possible, by beating Real Madrid. Valverde said his first goal was to get ready for a trio of “clasico” matches coming over the next few months. “It makes the challenge we have ahead of us even bigger,” Valverde [...]
The international break is usually a quiet period for news, but with no games to report on, the Madrid and Spanish newspapers have had plenty to talk about in regards to Cristiano Ronaldo’s future at the club. Ronaldo spent most of the international break on a publicity tour for his just released documentary. Noticeably the [...]
Barcelona maintained their unbeaten start to the season as they beat Real Madrid 2-1 in the first El Clásico to the season to move six points clear of their bitter rivals, Both big money summer signings Gareth Bale and Neymar both made their Clásico debuts, and it was the Brazilian who had the biggest impact [...]
Real Madrid have requested to move their “El Clasico” league match against Barcelona forward to Friday March 1 from Saturday March 2. The reason is that Jose Mourinho’s side want an extra day to recover for the Champions League last 16 second-leg tie against United at Old Trafford on the 5th. If the league game [...]
Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo matched each other blow for blow at the Nou Camp tonight, scoring two goals apiece as Barcelona and Real Madrid battled out an entertaining draw in the first Clásico of the La Liga season. Heading into the game, Real Madrid trailed Barcelona by eight points, so this was billed as [...]
This weekend’s El Clásico might be Jose Mourinho’s most important game since his arrival at Real Madrid. Barcelona already have an eight point lead in La Liga, and a win on Sunday over their bitter rivals will give then an unassailable 11 point lead and end Real Madrid’s title aspirations. So what will José Mourinho’s [...]
When Tito Vilanova took over from the successful Pep Guardiola this summer, a lot of Barcelona fans were a little worried about the move and whether Tito could be as successful as Pep was. Will if the opening couple of months of the season are any indication, it appears to have been a seamless transition [...]
Barcelona are in a defensive crisis after defender Gerard Pique is facing a three-week spell on the sidelines after suffering a foot injury in Wednesday night’s Champions League win over Spartak Moscow. The Spain international was replaced just 12 minutes into the match at the Nou Camp and, according to Barca‘s medical team, the injury [...]