Sunday is El Clasico day. The next chapter of Real Madrid vs. Barcelona will be written when the two meet at Camp Nou with bragging rights at stake. Is a epic match early night today.
What is it?
It is La Liga meeting between Barcelona and Real Madrid.
When is it?
Sunday May 6, 2018 – ie today.
What time is kick-off?
The match at Nou Camp will get under way at 7.45pm (BST).
What TV channel is it on?
The match will be broadcast on Sky Sports Football and Sky Sports Main Event, with coverage starting from 7pm
What is the team news?
Andres Iniesta has a minor calf injury, but coach Ernesto Valverde is expected to start the veteran midfielder in what will be his final Clásico.
What are they saying?
“You want to win these types of games at all cost. You can play nice football or not, but the important thing is to win these games.
“The fans are very into everything that goes on around El Clásico and that motivates the players a lot when they come out for these games.”
Teams: FC Barcelona v Real Madrid
Date: 06 May 2018
Venue: Camp Nou
LaLiga champions FC Barcelona and Real Madrid will renew their bitter rivalry in El Clasico when they lock horns at the Camp Nou this evening – Here’s how the teams line up.
The match is scheduled to get underway at 20h45.
With Ernesto Valverde’s men having secured the league title at Deportivo La Coruna last weekend, Barca will be looking to extend their unbeaten run while Los Blancos can move to within a point of second-place of Atletico Madrid, who lost2-0 to Espanyol earlier today.
Madrid, meanwhile, come into the clash on the back of a 2-2 draw with Bayern Munich that saw them progress to the UEFA Champions League final on aggregate.
Barcelona superstar Lionel Messi will be looking to extend his impressive scoring record against his bitter rivals, having bagged 25 goals in 37 appearances against the Galacticos.
Real Madrid talisman Cristiano Ronaldo, meanwhile, has only found the back of the net 17 times against the Catalan giants.
When these sides faced off earlier in the campaign, Barca came from behind to register a 3-1 win at the Santiago Bernabeu.
Here’s how they line up:
Real Madrid: Navas, Ramos, Varane, Marcelo, Nacho, Kroos, Casemiro, Modric, Bale, Ronaldo, Benzema.
Barcelona: Ter Stegen; S. Roberto, Piqué, Umtiti, J. Alba; Busquets, Rakitic, Coutinho, Iniesta; Messi, Luis Suárez.