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FC Barcelona News: 22 April 2017; Preparations Continue for El Clasico, Juvenil A Lose Semi-Final

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Defiant to the last, Luis Enrique is set for one last Clasico showdown | ESPN
After the Champions League exit to Juventus, the man who will be Barcelona's coach for just seven more games vowed to fight to the finish, despite entering a period when all appears lost and nostalgia can take hold and when it may be natural to lay down arms, subconsciously at least.

With La Liga title at stake, Real Madrid meet Barcelona in El Clasico | ESPN
Across the hundreds of countries that will broadcast it live, Real Madrid against Barcelona is usually known as El Clasico. Fair enough, too, as it's a genuine all-time classic of football rivalry. But in parts of Spain, particularly where traditionalists meet and shout at each other in smoky cafes over canas of cerveza, jabbing their stogies forward with each repeated argument, this match is also called "El Derbi."

El Clasico by the numbers: Measuring Real Madrid and Barcelona | ESPN
The teams played to a 1-1 draw in Barcelona on Dec. 3 when Real Madrid's Sergio Ramos scored an 89th-minute equaliser. Barcelona won 4-0 when the teams last played in Madrid in November 2015, but Real Madrid have the all-time edge in the rivalry, with 93 victories to Barcelona's 91 (they have drawn 49 times).

Real Madrid vs. Barcelona: ESPN FC writers' Clasico predictions | ESPN
The latest edition of the biggest game in club football takes place on Sunday when Real Madrid host Barcelona (2:45 p.m. ET, 7:45 p.m. BST). Here are our writers' predictions for El Clasico.

El Clásico Quiz: How well do you know the players? | FC Barcelona
FC Barcelona visit Real Madrid in a crunch game on Sunday at 8.45pm CET, and to get you in the mood, here are twelve teasers that are sure to get your brain ticking...

Barcelona vs. Real Madrid El Clasico quiz: Test your knowledge | ESPN
Barcelona take on Real Madrid in El Clasico. How well do you remember some of the game's highlights?

The first ever meeting between Madrid and Barcelona in 1902 | FC Barcelona
May 13, 1902. One hundred and fifteen years ago. That was the day when FC Barcelona, formed two and a half years earlier, first appeared in Madrid to start off what was set to become arguably the greatest rivalry in world football.

El Clásico in New York | FC Barcelona
La Liga and BeIn Sports, with the support of FC Barcelona, have organized an event on the roof terrace of 230 Fifth Avenue, New York where more than 3,000 fans are expected to enjoy the Clásico between Real Madrid and Barça.

Ronaldinho to make Barça Legends debut on 28 April in Beirut against Real Madrid | FC Barcelona
Barça Legends travel to Lebanon on 28 April to face a team of Real Madrid Legends at Camille Chamoun Sports City in Beirut, and a very special individual will be making his debut for the blaugrana side.

FC Barcelona U19 v RB Salzburg: Effort without reward (1-2) | FC Barcelona
FC Barcelona’s U19s suffered elimination at the semi-final stage of the UEFA Youth League at the hands of RB Salzburg on Friday, losing 2-1. After a bright start, it was Barça who took the lead on 19 minutes. From the right-hand side, Jordi Mboula gluided between two defenders, beat another man inside the box and struck into the far corner beyond Zynel to make it 1-0.

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