El Clasico live details: TheSportsRush provides full details as Barcelona hosts Julen Lopetegui’s side in season’s first El Clasico.
Barcelona and Real Madrid, the two giants of Spanish football, will meet each other on October 28. One would normally associate El Clasico as a top-of-the-table clash, but things are a little different this season.
The visiting side have struggled ever since their season have begun, and find themselves at 7th as they take on Barcelona. Real Madrid broke an unwanted record of the longest goalless run in the history of their club.
Injuries to defenders like Marcelo and Dani Carvajal, and attacker Isco have proved costly for Real Madrid so far.
Real Madrid might have returned to winning ways with an edgy 2-1 win over Viktoria Plzen, but face a tough test at Camp Nou. Speculations over Julen Lopetegui’s future have already begun, and the Spanish manager dodged the question over his job in the pre-match conference during this week’s Champions League game.
Marcelo broke Madrid’s dry run in front of goal at the weekend and last night scored the winner. He came off injured late on, which will worry Madrid ahead of El Clásico this weekend, but he said in the flash zone on his way out when asked by a reporter that he “will be fine”. pic.twitter.com/dhovemmYmr
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Barcelona, at least on the surface, looks at a much better position when compared to Real Madrid. However, Ernesto Valverde’s side has struggled in their season as well.
Barcelona broke their four-game winless streak in the league last week with a win over Sevilla. However, the side received a major blow as Lionel Messi was forced off with an injury. The Argentine star will be out of football action for three weeks.
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The Catalan side might be first in the league, but they are only a point ahead of city rivals Espanyol, who are second. Barca have dropped points in four games, including a loss to Leganes last month, who were the bottom-placed side in the league at the time of the game.
As Barcelona and Real Madrid meet in the league for the first time this season, both the managers will attempt to bring their campaign back on track.
El Clasico live streaming:
The first El Clasico of the season will be played on October 28. The game will kick-off at 8:45 PM IST.
The iconic Barça forward believes Leo has enough willpower to take part in El Clasico even with an arm injury.
The Bulgarian has no doubt it’d be Leo’s desire to do so. Stoichkov told Mundo Deportivo: “Knowing the winning character he has, his desire to play and his self-esteem. pic.twitter.com/gkhRgoVu5q
— Barca Fans Nigeria (@BarcaNaija) October 22, 2018
In India, the match will be telecasted on Sony Ten 2. The fans can also watch the game on Sony Network’s online platform, SonyLIV.