Three days after a very entertaining match at Camp Nou, the second El Clásico of the season takes place tonight at the Santiago Bernabéu as Barcelona face Real Madrid in the second leg of the Spanish Super Cup.
Los Blancos came out on top in the first leg, winning 3-1 away from home despite losing Cristiano Ronaldo to a red card and a five-match suspension. Madrid were dominant in the second half and basically killed Barcelona on the counter, and they’ll be hoping to do the same to clinch the title.
For Barça, winning the Supercopa is a nearly impossible task. Only a three-goal victory or a 4-2 win will give them the title, and given how the first match went, it’s hard to see the Blaugrana pulling off what is essentially a miracle at the home of the European champions.
But Barcelona have Lionel Messi, and if you have Lionel Messi, you have a chance. Messi loves to play at the Bernabéu, having won 9 matches and scored 14 goals in Madrid’s home during his incredible career, and the greatest player of all time would love to have another amazing performance at the Bernabéu.
This will be another very fun Clásico, and you really should not miss it. You might miss a Messi Miracle.
Date/Time: Wednesday, August 16, 2017, 11pm local time, 5pm ET, 2pm PT (USA), 10pm BST (UK), 2:30am IST (India, Thursday)
Venue: Santiago Bernabéu, Madrid, Spain
How to Watch, Stream El Clásico
Television: ESPN2 (USA), Sky Sports Main Event (UK), SuperSport 7 (Nigeria), TSN1 (Canada), TeleCinco, TV3 (Spain)
Online streaming: WatchESPN (USA), Sky GO (UK)
(Listings via LiveSoccerTV)
Barcelona starting XI:
XI #FCB— FC Barcelona (@FCBarcelona_es) August 16, 2017
1. Ter Stegen
20. S. Roberto
21. André Gomes
Real Madrid starting XI: