WELCOME TO THE SANTIAGO BERNABÉU!!! The iconic home of Real Madrid in the Spanish capital is the site of a gigantic La Liga clash between the hosts and Barcelona in another edition of El Clásico. The two teams come into this one tied for first place at the top of the table, and Barça must find a way to recover from the European disaster in midweek to pick up a big result against their main rivals. This should be fun, and you’re welcome to join us to follow and comment all the action. Vamos!
(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)
Starting XI: Ter Stegen; Roberto, Kounde, Eric, Balde; De Jong, Busquets, Pedri; Raphinha, Lewandowski, Dembélé (4-3-3)
Substitutes: Peña (GK), Tenas (GK), Piqué, Alonso, Alba, Kessie, Gavi, Torre, Ansu Fati, Ferran
Starting XI: Lunin; Carvajal, Militão, Alaba, Mendy; Modric, Tchouameni, Kroos; Valverde, Benzema, Vinicius (4-3-3)
Substitutes: López (GK), Cañizares (GK), Vallejo, Rüdiger, Nacho, Odriozola, Vázquez, Camavinga, Asensio, Rodrygo, Hazard, Mariano
Competition/Round: 2022-23 La Liga, Matchday 9
Date/Time: Sunday, October 16, 2022, 4.15pm CET (Barcelona), 3.15pm BST/WAT (UK & Nigeria), 10.15am ET, 7.15am PT (USA), 7.45pm IST (India)
Venue: Santiago Bernabéu, Madrid, Spain
Referee: José María Sánchez Martínez
VAR: Alejandro José Hernández Hernández
HOW TO WATCH, STREAM EL CLÁSICO
How to watch on TV: ESPN Deportes (USA), TSN 3 (Canada), Premier Sports 1 (UK), SuperSport (Nigeria), Sports18 (India), Not Available (Spain), others
How to watch online: ESPN+ (USA), Premier Player (UK), DAZN (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, watch the 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!