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Follow along as Barça play another huge El Clásico!

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FULL-TIME, Real Madrid 0-1 Barcelona: Madrid pressured the hell out of Barça in the second half, and we missed a lot of chances on the counter. The final 45 minutes were incredibly nervous, but we’ve surived and won the second Clásico. Well done, boys.


SECOND HALF KICKOFF! Real Madrid 0-1 Barcelona: Let’s finish the job, boys!


HALFTIME, Real Madrid 0-1 Barcelona: Barça are playing well and deserve to be ahead at the half. Also, Sergio Ramos elbowed Lionel Messi in the face and should have been sent off. But nothing happened because of course it didn’t.


GOAL!!!!!!!! Real Madrid 0-1 Barcelona (Rakitic 26’): BARÇA TAKE THE LEAD!!! Sergi Roberto plays a beautiful through ball to Ivan Rakitic, who shows great composure and chips Thibaut Courtois for the opening goal. COME ON, BOYS!!!


KICKOFF! Real Madrid 0-0 Barcelona: Come on, boys! Give me all the heart attacks you want, as long as you win tonight. Let’s do this!


LINEUPS

BARCELONA

Starting XI: Ter Stegen; Roberto, Piqué, Lenglet, Alba; Rakitic, Busquets, Arthur; Messi, Suárez, Dembélé (4-3-3)

Bench: Cillessen, Umtiti, Semedo, Aleñá, Vidal, Coutinho, Malcom

REAL MADRID

Starting XI: Courtois; Carvajal, Varane, Ramos, Reguilón; Modric, Casemiro, Kroos; Bale, Benzema, Vinicius (4-3-3)

Bench: Navas, Marcelo, Valverde, Ceballos, Isco, Asensio, Vázquez


WELCOME TO THE SECOND EL CLÁSICO OF THE WEEK!!! Just four days after a spectacular match at the Santiago Bernabéu, Barcelona and Real Madrid face off once again at the same stadium. Barça won the first Clásico 3-0, and you can expect Los Blancos to come out firing to avenge that defeat and blow the title race in La Liga wide open. This will be a lot of fun, but only if you’re not a fan of Barça or Madrid. And you can 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)


MATCH INFO

Competition/Round: 2018-19 La Liga, Matchday 26

Date/Time: Saturday, March 2, 2019, 8.45pm CET/WAT (Barcelona & Nigeria), 7.45pm GMT (UK), 2.45pm ET, 11.45am PT (USA), 1.15am IST (India, Sunday)

Venue: Santiago Bernbaéu, Madrid, Spain

Referee: Alberto Undiano Mallenco

HOW TO WATCH, STREAM EL CLÁSICO

How to watch on TV: beIN SPORTS (USA & Canada), Premier Sports 1, Eleven Sports 1 (UK), SuperSport 7 (Nigeria), Movistar Partidazo (Spain), others

How to stream: beIN SPORTS CONNECT (USA & Canada), Movistar+ (Spain), fuboTV (watch for free), 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!