FULL-TIME, Barcelona 1-2 Real Madrid: This one hurts. We deserved more. We didn’t get it. It happens. Proud of the team, their fight and the quality of their football for most of the game. The unbeaten run to start the season is over in heartbreaking fashion, but this team will be right there when it matters most.
90’+2 GOAL, Barcelona 1-2 Real Madrid (Bellingham): Madrid take the lead in stoppage time as a cross from the right is deflected by Luka Modric and falls to Jude Bellingham who volleys it past Ter Stegen and wins it for Madrid.
68’ GOAL, Barcelona 1-1 Real Madrid (Bellingham): Madrid equalize as Jude Bellingham fires a rocket from distance and finds the top corner.
61’ SUBSTITUTION: Robert Lewandowski is back as the Polish striker makes his return from injury and replaces Ferran Torres with 30 minutes to go.
SECOND HALF KICKOFF! Barcelona 1-0 Real Madrid: Back underway at Montjuïc!
HALFTIME, Barcelona 1-0 Real Madrid: Barça took the early lead and were in full control for the rest of the half thanks to some amazing defending to neutralize Madrid’s biggest threats and some beautiful poise and composure on the ball. The home team is in very good shape going into the break, but you can expect Madrid to definitely react in the second half.
6’ GOAL!!!! Barcelona 1-0 Real Madrid (Gündogan): BARÇA TAKE THE LEAD!!! Ilkay Gündogan tries a one-two with Ferran Torres, doesn’t give up on the play and wins the ball off David Alaba in the box to put the home team in front!!!
KICKOFF! Barcelona 0-0 Real Madrid: And we’re underway at Montjuïc!
WELCOME TO THE MONTJUÏC OLYMPIC STADIUM!!! The beautiful temporary home of the world’s greatest club is the site of The Greatest Game in the Game as Barcelona and Real Madrid renew hostilities in the first El Clásico of the season. Barça come into this one looking to finish a big week on a high against their biggest rivals, while Madrid will look to take advantage of Barça’s injuries to make an early statement in the La Liga title race. This should be all kinds of fun, and you’re welcome to join us to follow and comment all the action. Vamos!
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Starting XI: Ter Stegen; Araujo, Christensen, Iñigo, Balde; Cancelo, Gavi, Gündogan, Fermín; Ferran, Félix (4-4-2)
Substitutes: Peña (GK), Astralaga (GK), Kounde, Cubarsí, Alonso, Fort, Casadó, Romeu, Raphinha, Yamal, Guiu, Lewandowski
Starting XI: Kepa; Carvajal, Rüdiger, Alaba, Mendy; Valverde, Tchouameni, Kroos; Bellingham; Rodrygo, Vinicius (4-3-1-2)
Substitutes: Lunin (GK), Piñeiro (GK), Nacho, Vázquez, García, Modric, Camavinga, Brahim, Joselu
Competition/Round: 2023-24 La Liga, Matchday 11
Date/Time: Saturday, October 28, 2023, 4.15pm CET (Barcelona), 3.15pm BST/WAT (UK & Nigeria), 10.15am ET, 7.15am PT (USA), 7.45pm IST (India)
Venue: Estadi Olímpic Lluís Companys, Montjuïc, Barcelona, Catalonia, Spain
Referee: Jesús Gil Manzano
VAR: Guillermo Cuadra Fernández
HOW TO WATCH
On TV: ESPN Deportes (USA), SuperSport (Nigeria), Sports18 (India), Not Available (Spain, UK, Canada), 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!