Barcelona v Real Madrid: La Liga confirms kick-off time for October Clasico

La Liga has confirmed the first Clasico of the season between Barcelona and Real Madrid will kick off at 13:00 CET.

Lionel Messi and Sergio Ramos clashed in the March Clasico between Barcelona and Real Madrid   -  Getty Images

Barcelona will host Real Madrid in the first Clasico of the season on October 26, with La Liga confirming it will be an early kick-off at Camp Nou.

Defending champion Barcelona beat Villarreal at home this week to move up to fourth in the table, but Madrid could go top with a win at home to Osasuna on Wednesday.

In the last Clasico, played at Camp Nou in March, Ivan Rakitic scored a delightful winner in a 1-0 victory to send Barca 10 points clear at the summit.

Captains Lionel Messi and Sergio Ramos were also involved in a flashpoint during a fiery clash, but Barca's talisman was withdrawn at half-time against Villarreal with a groin problem.

That was Messi's first start of the 2019-20 season after a calf injury sidelined him in the early weeks of the campaign.

Kick-off for the Clasico has been set for 13:00 CET (12:00 BST).

 

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