FULL-TIME, Real Madrid 0-3 Barcelona: The first El Clásico of the week is in the bag, and another Cup Final awaits. All the suffering for the first 60 minutes was well worth it. Well done, boys. You were awesome.
GOAL!!!!!!!!!!!! Real Madrid 0-3 Barcelona (Suárez 73’): IT’S THREE FOR BARÇA!!!!!!!!!! Luis Suárez is fouled by Casemiro inside the box, and he scores the penalty with a freaking Panenka. We are going to the Final, y’all.
GOAL!!!!!!!!!!! Real Madrid 0-2 Barcelona (Varane OG 69’): IT’S TWO FOR BARÇA!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Dembélé once again gets in behind the Real backline, and his dangerous cross into the box is deflected home by Raphael Varane. We are really close to the Final now. REALLY close.
GOAL!!!!!!!!! Real Madrid 0-1 Barcelona (Suárez 50’): BARÇA TAKE THE LEAD!!!!! Ousmane Dembélé gets in behind the Madrid defense and finds Luis Suárez for a beautiful finish and Barça’s first goal. COME ON!!!!!
SECOND HALF KICKOFF! Real Madrid 0-0 Barcelona: Come on, boys! Let’s find a goal and reach the Final!
HALFTIME, Real Madrid 0-0 Barcelona: Barça had the possession, Madrid had all the chances. We are not losing because of Ter Stegen, and we need to score to advance. Madrid are going through right now, and we’re not playing with enough urgency. If you’re a neutral, though, you’re watching an awesome match.
KICKOFF! Real Madrid 0-0 Barcelona: Come on, boys! Let’s do this! Give me all the heart attacks you want, as long as you reach the Final.
Starting XI: Ter Stegen; Semedo, Piqué, Lenglet, Alba; Roberto, Busquets, Rakitic; Messi, Suárez, Dembélé (4-3-3)
Bench: Cillessen, Umtiti, Arthur, Aleñá, Vidal, Coutinho, Malcom
Starting XI: Navas; Carvajal, Varane, Ramos, Reguilón; Kroos, Casemiro, Modric; Vázquez, Benzema, Vinicius (4-3-3)
Bench: Courtois, Nacho, Valverde, Marcelo, Ceballos, Asensio, Bale
WELCOME TO EL CLÁSICO!!! The biggest game in sports is back for a two-parter this week, and the first one will see Barcelona and Real Madrid battle it out for a place in the Copa del Rey Final. The Santiago Bernabéu has seen three straight Barça victories in the Clásico, so you know that Madrid want to get this one. This should be an amazing game, and you can join us to follow and comment all the action. Let’s LIVE BLOG!
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Competition/Round: 2018-19 Copa del Rey, Semi Final, Second Leg
First Leg Result: Barcelona 1-1 Real Madrid
Date/Time: Wednesday, February 27, 2019, 9pm CET/WAT (Barcelona & Nigeria), 8pm GMT (UK), 3pm ET, 12pm PT (USA), 1.30am IST (India, Thursday)
Venue: Santiago Bernabéu, Madrid, Spain
Referee: José María Sánchez Martínez
HOW TO WATCH, STREAM EL CLÁSICO
How to watch on TV: beIN SPORTS (USA & Canada), Eleven Sports 2 (UK), Canal+ Sport 1 (Nigeria), GOL, TVE La 1, TV3 (Spain), others
Matchday Thread Rules
We don’t have a lot of rules here, but there are a few things to keep in mind when joining our matchday threads:
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 it will be warned, and those who post links will be instantly 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! Forever and ever, no matter the competition, VISCA EL BARÇA!