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. [...]
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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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 [...]
As we gear up for the first El Clasico of the season this weekend at the Camp Nou in Barcelona, here are the top six reader questions that we have received about the biggest game in club football. When was the first Clasico played? The first ever meeting between Madrid and Barcelona in 1902. The [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
Even when there is nothing concrete for either team to play for, Clasicos will still be feisty affairs and Sunday’s encounter has proven to be no different with Real Madrid left seething by the refereeing display at the Camp Nou. Prior to kick-off, the match was dubbed as a dead rubber with Barcelona focused on [...]
There was one word that Zinedine Zidane kept repeating in his post-match press conference on Saturday: ‘jodido’ – the polite translation is ‘screwed’ the less polite ‘f***ed. He was talking about how his players felt about losing the last match of 2017 against Barcelona in such emphatic fashion. He could easily have been talking about [...]
Cristiano Ronaldo scored a dramatic late goal and was then sent off for diving as Real Madrid beat Barcelona 3-1 in the first leg of the Spanish Super Cup. Having come on as a second half substitute on 58 minutes he cut inside Gerard Pique and curled a shot past Marc Andre ter Stegen to [...]
Zinedine Zidane hailed the “heart” of his Real Madrid players after their Clasico draw with Barcelona on Saturday. Sergio Ramos’ last-gasp header maintained Madrid’s unbeaten run, which now stands at 33 games – just one away from the club’s record – and their six-point lead on Barca at the top of La Liga. “The result? [...]
Barcelona could be in trouble after supporters sang ‘Cristiano come out of the closet’ to Real Madrid striker Ronaldo during Saturday’s El Clasico. The chants from supporters behind the goal were drowned out by whistles from the remainder of the 98,000 supporters inside the Nou Camp but Spanish La Liga chief Javier Tebas could still [...]