Barcelona recorded a second Clasico victory in four days over on Saturday, and the Spanish press believe it put an end to Real Madrid’s title hopes. Ivan Rakitic’s first-half strike gave the Catalan club all three points at the Bernabeu, sending Barca 10 points clear at the top of the La Liga table. The result [...]
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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Barcelona coach Ernesto Valverde refused to write off Real Madrid’s La Liga challenge despite his side tightening their grip at the top of the table following a 1-0 El Clasico win at the Bernabeu. Ivan Rakitic’s fine first-half goal proved enough to give Valverde’s men a second victory over their rivals in the space of [...]
Keylor Navas hopes Real Madrid can make their away goal count to finish off Barcelona at the Bernabeu and reach the Copa del Rey final. Los Blancos hold a slender advantage after they secured a 1-1 draw in the opening leg of their semi-final clash at the Nou Camp on Wednesday night. Lucas Vazquez put [...]
Barcelona boss Ernesto Valverde insisted Lionel Messi’s minor leg injury was not serious despite it forcing him to start the 1-1 Copa del Rey semi-final against Real Madrid on the bench. Messi was introduced to the last-four match only as a second-half substitute by Valverde. The Argentinian was nursing a minor leg injury sustained in [...]
Barcelona defender Gerard Pique believes Real Madrid counterpart Sergio Ramos should have been shown a red card in the 1-1 Clasico draw on Wednesday. Ramos has been red carded an astonishing 24 times in his Real Madrid career, with five of those coming in El Clasico matches. He was cautioned after 10 minutes in the [...]
Real Madrid stunned Barcelona with an early goal in their Clasico cup semi-final first leg but Malcom popped up for his first Camp Nou goal to leave the tie finely balanced ahead of the second leg at the end of the month. Barcelona will hope Lionel Messi is fully fit by then. He was rested [...]
Lionel Messi missed training on Monday and is a major doubt for Barcelona’s Copa del Rey semifinal first leg against Real Madrid on Wednesday. Messi injured his thigh in Saturday’s 2-2 draw against Valencia but was able to finish the game. Barca coach Ernesto Valverde played down fears over the injury after the match, and [...]
Real Madrid coach Julen Lopetegui said he was sad but not resigned to losing his job in the aftermath of his team’s 5-1 defeat. ‘We all know how it works in football. The responsibility is with the coach when the team loses but I still think Madrid’s season will get better,’ said the under-fire manager. [...]
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 [...]
Referee Hernandez Hernandez should be grateful that the LaLiga title was already decided because if not then the fallout from his decisions would have been greater still, as he got it wrong with virtually all the big calls of the Clasico with Real Madrid suffering badly as a result. Barcelona scored their second after a clear foul [...]