FULL-TIME, Barcelona 1-1 Real Madrid: Thank God this is over. What a bad game.
GOAL!!!!!! Barcelona 1-1 Real Madrid (Malcom 57’): BARÇA EQUALIZE!!!! Sergio Ramos clears a Luis Suárez shot off the line, Malcom gets the rebound and finds the back of the net with a beautiful shot!!! COME ON!!!!
SECOND HALF KICKOFF! Barcelona 0-1 Real Madrid: Come on, boys! Let’s play better and turn this thing around!
HALFTIME, Barcelona 0-1 Real Madrid: Bad first half, and we’re really lucky to just be losing by just one goal.
CROSSBAR! Malcom fires a cross into the box and Ivan Rakitic deflects it onto the post! We’re still playing really badly, but the chances are coming.
GOAL, Barcelona 0-1 Real Madrid (Vázquez 6’): Vinicius Junior crosses into the box, Karim Benzema brings the ball down and finds Lucas Vázquez for the goal. That was too easy.
KICKOFF! Barcelona 0-0 Real Madrid: And we’re underway in El Clásico! I won’t even ask you boys to not give me a heart attack, this game is too big. But let’s do this!
Starting XI: Ter Stegen; Semedo, Piqué, Lenglet, Alba; Rakitic, Busquets, Arthur; Malcom, Suárez, Coutinho (4-3-3)
Bench: Iñaki Peña, Murillo, Roberto, Aleñá, Vidal, Boateng, Messi
Starting XI: Navas; Carvajal, Varane, Ramos, Marcelo; Modric, Llorente, Kroos; Vázquez, Benzema, Vinicius (4-3-3)
Bench: Courtois, Nacho, Casemiro, Ceballos, Isco, Asensio, Bale
WELCOME TO EL CLÁSICO!!!! The biggest game on Earth takes place at the Greatest Stadium on Earth tonight as Barcelona and Real Madrid start their two-game series for a place in the Copa del Rey Final. The first leg at Camp Nou is vital for Barça, and we need a really good performance to beat our biggest rivals. So join us to follow and comment all the action. LET’S LIVE BLOG!!!
(Note: the comments will be open only when the team news come out, because our commenter people love commenting and sometimes there are too many comments in the comments section)
Competition/Round: 2018-19 Copa del Rey, Semi Final 1st Leg
Date/Time: Wednesday, February 6, 2019, 9pm CET/WAT (Barcelona & Nigeria), 8pm GMT (UK), 3pm ET, 12pm PT (USA), 1.30am IST (India, Thursday)
Venue: Camp Nou, Barcelona, Catalonia, Spain
Referee: Antonio Mateu Lahoz
HOW TO WATCH, STREAM COPA DEL REY
How to watch on TV: beIN SPORTS (USA & Canada), TV3, GOL, TVE La 1 (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!