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Barcelona vs Real Madrid, full-time: El Clásico of Craziness ends in draw

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FULL-TIME, Barcelona 2-2 Real Madrid: Crazy game, a lot of awful decisions from the referee in favor of and against both teams, and a draw that feels just about fair.


GOAL, Barcelona 2-2 Real Madrid (Bale 72’): Madrid equalize AGAIN thanks to classic Gareth Bale strike from the edge of the box. This dude is amazing when healthy, and we have 20 minutes to stay unbeaten with 10 men.


GOAL! Barcelona 2-1 Real Madrid (Messi 52’): 10-MAN BARÇA GO AHEAD! Luis Suárez is stronger than Raphaël Varane and wins the ball on the wing, and then he found Lionel Messi who went through two Blancos and fired home the second. It was a foul from Suárez, but it was about time we got a call, right???


HALF-TIME, Barcelona 1-1 Real Madrid: After a crazy start and two pretty good goals, the game was quite garbage for the last 30 minutes of the half, and we saw a lot of fouls and not a lot of football. And that included a red card tackle from Gareth Bale that went without punishment and a red card for Sergi Roberto for “punching” Marcelo.


GOAL, Barcelona 1-1 Real Madrid (Ronaldo 14’): Madrid don’t take long to get back in the game and equalize thanks to a Karim Benzema assist and a Cristiano Ronaldo tap-in.


GOAL! Barcelona 1-0 Real Madrid (Suárez 10’): WHAT A GOAL FROM THE CHAMPIONS! A fantastic counter-attack starts and ends with Sergi Roberto, and the full-back plays a great cross for a beautiful Luis Suárez volley. Barça started great and deserve the opener.


KICKOFF! Barcelona 0-0 Real Madrid: Don’t give me a heart attack, boys!


LINEUPS

BARCELONA

Starting XI: Ter Stegen; Roberto, Piqué, Umtiti, Alba; Coutinho, Rakitic, Busquets, Iniesta; Messi, Suárez

Lineups: Cillessen, Semedo, Vermaelen, Paulinho, Denis, Dembélé, Alcácer

REAL MADRID

Starting XI: Navas; Nacho, Varane, Ramos, Marcelo; Modric, Casemiro, Kroos; Bale, Benzema, Ronaldo

Lineups: Casilla, Vallejo, Theo, Kovacic, Ceballos, Asensio, Vázquez


Barcelona. Real Madrid. Camp Nou. Lionel Messi. Cristiano Ronaldo. Tonight.

Yeah, that’s enough reasons for you to want to watch the game, right? And what about following along in our LIVE BLOG????? I knew you wanted to do that, too! So come join us about an hour before kickoff to watch and comment the game with us! It’s El Clásico night!


MATCH INFO

Competition/Round: 2017-18 La Liga, Matchday 36

Date/Time: Sunday, May 6th, 2018, 8.45pm CET (Barcelona), 7.45pm GMT/WAT (UK & Nigeria), 2.45pm EST, 11.45am PST (USA), 12.15am IST (India, next day)

Venue: Camp Nou, Barcelona, Catalonia

Referee: Alejandro José Hernández Hernández

HOW TO WATCH, STREAM EL CLÁSICO

How to watch on TV: beIN SPORTS (USA & Canada), Sky Sports Main Event (UK), SuperSport 7 (Nigeria), SONY TEN (India), others

How to stream: beIN SPORTS CONNECT (USA & Canada), Sky GO (UK), FuboTV (7-day free trial, click here to sign up)


Matchday Thread Rules

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Even if the referee sucks or we lose the game, no swearing. It’s just unnecessary. Also, don’t discuss illegal streaming links. Those who do will be warned, and those who post links will be banned. Finally, be nice to each other. This is a Barcelona community and we don’t need to offend one another.

Have fun with the game! VISCA EL BARÇA!