The La Liga title is on the line this Sunday when the biggest game in football takes place at the Santiago Bernabéu: Real Madrid and Barcelona face off in El Clásico, and we could know a lot about the team likely to finish the season as Spanish League champions.
Madrid are first, three points ahead of Barça with a game in hand, and a win on Sunday would give the Blancos a six-point lead that would become a nine-point gap if they win their extra game. Six points with six games to go is impossible to recover from, so a Clásico victory all but guarantees a title for Real. A draw isn't bad either.
For Barça, only three points matter. Playing well doesn't matter, scoring pretty goals don't matter, hard-fought draw doesn't matter. The win is all that counts, three points in the bag however it happens. That victory would put Barça equal on points with Real and would give the Catalans the psychological advantage.
Madrid can still win the title even with a loss in the Clásico, but they'd be under immense pressure and any dropped points after a Clásico defeat would be horrible and Barça could steal the title in unlikely fashion.
This is obviously a giant match, the biggest in this sport, and you cannot miss this one. At all. It'll be amazing.
Date/Time: Sunday, April 23, 8:45pm local time, 7:45pm BST (UK), 2:45pm ET, 11:45am PT (USA), 12:15am IST (India, Monday)
Venue: Santiago Bernabéu, Madrid, Spain
Referee: Alejandro José Hernández Hernández
HOW TO WATCH, LIVE STREAM EL CLÁSICO
Television: beIN SPORTS (USA & Canada), Sky Sports 1 (UK), SuperSport 3 (Africa), Sony Six SD/HD (India), elsewhere
Online streaming: beIN SPORTS CONNECT (USA & Canada), Sky GO (UK), FuboTV (USA, 7-day free trial + monthly subscription, click here to sign up), elsewhere
(Listings via LiveSoccerTV)