FULL-TIME, Barcelona 2-1 Real Madrid: Barça come from behind to win El Clásico and go 12 points clear at the top of the table with 12 matches to go. La Liga isn’t over yet, but it damn sure feels like it.
90+2 GOAL!!! Barcelona 2-1 Real Madrid (Kessie): BARÇA TAKE THE LEAD!!! Robert Lewandowski finds Alejandro Balde all alone on the left wing and the full-back crosses it to Franck Kessie who puts Barça ahead at the death!!!
83’ GOAL DISALLOWED! After a lengthy VAR review, the goal is ruled out for an offside on Asensio. It’s very tight, but the lines do show that the Madrid midfielder was slightly ahead of Jules Kounde. Barça dodge a bullet!
81’ GOAL, Barcelona 1-2 Real Madrid (Asensio): Madrid retake the lead on a counter-attack as a low cross from Dani Carvajal finds Marco Asensio who directs it home from short distance.
SECOND HALF KICKOFF! Barcelona 1-1 Real Madrid: We’re back underway at Camp Nou for the biggest 45 minutes of Barça’s season!
HALFTIME, Barcelona 1-1 Real Madrid: Barça were by far the better team in the first half and conceded a completely accidental opening goal, but never stopped attacking and got a deserved reward just before halftime. They have the momentum going into the second half, and this one is set up beautifully.
45’ GOAL!!! Barcelona 1-1 Real Madrid (Roberto): BARÇA EQUALIZE!!! A shot from Raphinha is blocked inside the box and the rebound falls to Sergi Roberto who takes a touch and finds the back of the net! A huge goal before halftime!
9’ GOAL, Barcelona 0-1 Real Madrid (Araujo OG): Madrid take the lead. Vinicius Junior attempts a cross into the box that hits Ronald Araujo and goes into the net. A very lucky goal for the visitors.
KICKOFF! Barcelona 0-0 Real Madrid: And we’re underway at Camp Nou!
WELCOME TO THE SPOTIFY CAMP NOU!!! The Greatest Stadium on Earth is the site of the biggest game of Barcelona’s season as the La Liga leaders welcome Real Madrid for the latest edition of El Clásico with everything on the line. Barça can essentially clinch the title with a victory, but Los Blancos can make it a real title race if they get all three points. It’s a truly massive game, and you’re welcome to join us to follow and comment all the action. Vamos!
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Starting XI: Ter Stegen; Araujo, Kounde, Christensen, Balde; Roberto, Busquets, De Jong; Raphinha, Lewandowski, Gavi (4-3-3)
Substitutes: Peña (GK), Tenas (GK), Eric, Alonso, Alba, Kessie, Torre, Fati, Ferran, Alarcón
Starting XI: Courtois; Carvajal, Militão, Rüdiger, Nacho; Modric, Camavinga, Kroos; Valverde, Benzema, Vinicius (4-3-3)
Substitutes: Lunin (GK), López (GK), Vallejo, Mendy, Odriozola, Vázquez, Tchouaméni, Ceballos, Asensio, Rodrygo, Hazard, Mariano
Competition/Round: 2022-23 La Liga, Matchday 26
Date/Time: Sunday, March 19, 2023, 9pm CET/WAT (Barcelona & Nigeria), 8pm GMT (UK), 4pm ET, 1pm PT (USA), 1.30am IST (India, Monday)
Venue: Spotify Camp Nou, Barcelona, Catalonia, Spain
Referee: Ricardo De Burgos Bengoechea
VAR: César Soto Grado
HOW TO WATCH
On TV: ESPN Deportes (USA), Not Available (Canada), Viaplay Sports 1 (UK), SuperSport (Nigeria), Sports18 (India), Movistar LaLiga (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!