Barcelona vs Real Madrid LIVE!
El Clasico returns at the Camp Nou tonight as arguably world football’s most famous club rivalry is renewed once more. This is the fourth meeting of the season already between these fierce enemies, with one more still on the schedule as the second leg of their Copa del Rey semi-final looms next month. Barcelona hold a narrow lead in that after Eder Militao's own goal at the Bernabeu, while they also won the Spanish Super Cup but lost the first LaLiga clash in October.
MATCH INFO Competition/Round: 2022-23 La Liga, Matchday 26 Date/Time: Sunday, March 19, 2023, 9pm CET/WAT (Barcelona & Nigeria), 8pm GMT (UK), 4pm ET, 1pm PT (USA), 1.30am IST (India, Monday) Venue: Spotify Camp Nou, Barcelona, Catalonia, Spain Referee: Ricardo De Burgos Bengoechea VAR: César Soto Grado HOW TO WATCH On TV: ESPN Deportes (USA), Not Available (Canada), Viaplay Sports 1 (UK), SuperSport (Nigeria), Sports18 (India), Movistar LaLiga (Spain), others
Online: ESPN+ (USA), LaLigaTV (UK), Movistar+ (Spain), others
Another win for the Catalans here in Xavi’s first home Clasico would be their 100th in this high-profile fixture and see them take a surely decisive 12-point lead in the title race with only 12 games left to play this season. They have put their shock loss to Almeria behind them after consecutive wins over Valencia and Athletic Club, with Madrid marching on in the Champions League but dropping points domestically against the likes of Real Betis and Atletico.
Karim Benzema’s fitness after another knock is a major boost for Carlo Ancelotti and Los Blancos, with the absence of Pedri a bitter pill for Barca. Follow Barcelona vs Real Madrid in El Clasico live below!
LINEUPS BARCELONA Starting XI: Ter Stegen; Araujo, Kounde, Christensen, Balde; Roberto, Busquets, De Jong; Raphinha, Lewandowski, Gavi (4-3-3) Substitutes: Peña (GK), Tenas (GK), Eric, Alonso, Alba, Kessie, Torre, Fati, Ferran, Alarcón REAL MADRID Starting XI: Courtois; Carvajal, Militão, Rüdiger, Nacho; Modric, Camavinga, Kroos; Valverde, Benzema, Vinicius (4-3-3) Substitutes: Lunin (GK), López (GK), Vallejo, Mendy, Odriozola, Vázquez, Tchouaméni, Ceballos, Asensio, Rodrygo, Hazard, Mariano
Matchday Thread Rules
We don’t have a lot of rules here, but there are a few things to keep in mind when joining our matchday threads:
Even if the referee sucks or we lose the game, watch the swearing. It’s just unnecessary. Also, don’t discuss illegal streaming links. Those who do it will be warned, and those who post links will be instantly banned. Finally, be nice to each other. This is a Barcelona community and we don’t need to offend one another.
Have fun with the game! Forever and ever, no matter the competition, VISCA EL BARÇA!