Welcome to Sportstar’s highlights of the ‘El Clasico’ - La-Liga clash between Barcelona and Real Madrid - played at Camp Nou in Barcelona on Sunday.
|BARCELONA||2 (Roberto 45', Kessie 90+2')|
|REAL MADRID||1 (Araujo 9' OG)|
Here comes the full-time whistle!!!! Barcelona wins the El Clasico and goes 12 points clear with 12 rounds to go till the end of the season.
Yellow card shown to Ceballos for pushing Fati.
Last minute of added time. Can Real Madrid find a moment of magic here?
This has to be it. A superb backheel from Lewandowski releases Balde whose cross from the left finds its way to Franck Kessie who slots it past Courtois to find the bottom-right corner. Barcelona leads. First goal of Kessie’s Barcelona career and it could not have come at a better time.
Five minutes of added time. Ansu Fati comes on for Gavi.
Balde is shown a yellow card.
Benzema tees up Mendy on the edge of the Barca box but Mendy, looking to put the Frenchman through, hits it behind for a Barca goal kick.
Into the last five minutes of the match. Real Madrid wins a corner after Barca defense twice blocks shots on target.
Changes seemed to have worked for Carlo Ancelotti. Marco Asensio taps the ball into the bottom-left corner after a cross from Carvajal. However, the goal is being checked for offside. And it indeed is offside. Meanwhile, Raphinha has been replaced by Ferren Torres.
A number of changes from both teams. Asensio, Ceballos and Tchouameni are on for Valverde, Modric and Camavinga. Kessie replaces Roberto.
Lewandowski finds the side netting with his effort. Offside anyway.
Yet another brilliant save from Courtois. The ball was headed towards the bottom-left corner after a powerful volley from Raphinha.
Modrid with a lob pass from the midfield for Benzema inside the box but a Barca head gets to it first.
Vinicius makes a mess of the shot after Benzema releases him on the left wing. The ball goes well over the bar.
Luka Modrid is shown a yellow card for a foul on Gavi.
Raphinha with the free-kick, the initial header from Real defense is not good enough. Busquets sends in the cross from the right and Lewandowski at the far post goes for the scissor kick. Does not find the back of the net.
Foul on Gavi by Carvajal. Free kick to Barcelona.
Yellow card for Sergi Roberto for holding back Luka Modric.
And Rodrygo is in the thick of things straight away. He first releases Vinicius on the left wing. Moments later, he takes a shot which is blocked by Gavi.
Rodrygo comes in for Kroos. Ferland Mendy on for Nacho
Another shot attempted from outside the box by Lewandowski. It takes a deflection off Camavinga and goes wide of the right post for a corner.
Sergi Roberto puts a beautiful through-ball for Lewandowski but Nacho tracks back in time to intercept and kick the ball away.
Carvajal is holding his face as he goes down on the left wing after colliding with Gavi. Nothing too serious though.
Pressure from Real. Vinicius’ initial cross to Benzema is easily intercepted but the home team is unable to send the ball away from its box which allows the men in white to press and regain possession. Luka Modric goes for a curling effort from the left but his shot is blocked.
Barcelona enjoys a good share of possession before Roberto sends in a cross from the left. Nacho gets back just in time to get in front of Raphinha and send the ball behind for a corner.
Vinicius Jr. easily gets past Araujo on the left wing but waits perhaps a bit too long before deciding to provide the cut back inside the box. The replays show that the ball was out of play before the Brazilian kicked it back and Valverde fired it wide.
And we are back for what promises to be a thrilling second half. Barcelona to kick things off and play from right to left.
Real Madrid was moments away from going into the mid-match break with a one-goal lead before Barcelona’s constant attacks finally paid off with a Sergi Roberto equaliser. Stay tuned for an exciting second half!
Gavi puts Lewandowski through on the left. The Polish forward’s cutback finds Raphinha unmarked but the Brazilian completely misses the ball. However, Araujo crosses it back into the box. Raphinha’s shot is blocked by Rudiger but Sergi Roberto hits the rebound beyond Courtois.
Camavinga with the cross from the right, aiming to find Benzema at the far post but Balde gets to it first and Ter Stegen safely pouches the ball after his teammate’s pass.
Into the last five minutes of the first half.
Raphinha with a charge down the right wing and earns a free kick as he is brought down by Vinicius. De Jong puts in the cross but the ball goes out of play for a Real Madrid goal kick.
Raphinha with a curling shot from outside the box from the right and the Belgian does well to palm it over the bar after a deflection off his teammate.
Raphinha is the first Barca player to be booked after a foul from behind on Kroos.
Corner for Barcelona. De Jong with the cross after a short corner and Christensen backheels it but Courtois is alert in the middle and goes down easily to save it.
As Barcelona players appeal for a foul, Real Madrid launches another counter-attack down the left wing via Vinicius before switching to other end of the pitch. Carvajal and Benzema try a one-two but the final pass from Carvajal has just a little too much on it.
An audacious attempt by Vinicius to go past three Barcelona defenders on his own and he almost manages to do that before losing control of the ball and Ter Stegen comes forward quickly to pouch it.
Barcelona with a flurry of attacks. This time, Raphinha’s cross finds Christensen inside the box but the header at the near post goes wide.
Nacho receives a yellow card after he catches the heel of Araujo while trying to clear the ball away on the right wing. Free kick to Barcelona but nothing comes off it.
A mistimed tackle from Roberto on Nacho and the Real Madrid player is in some pain.
Lewandowski almost finds himself in a one-on-one situation against Courtois before the Real defenders close in on him and avoid any danger of losing the lead.
Real Madrid takes the lead as a hopeful cross from Vinicius Jr. from the left inside the Barca box takes a wicked deflection off Araujo’s head and the ball makes its way past Ter Stegen into the back of the net.
The Belgian is forced to make another spectacular save, this time to his left. A lovely cross from the left finds Raphinha inside the box who heads it powerfully at the far post.
Long-ranger from Lewandowski!!!! Patient play from the home team on the left wing before passing the ball to the Polish striker who hits it from outside the box and forces a diving save from Courtois on his right side.
Kick-Off!!! Real Madrid kicks things off and plays from right to left. And straight away, Madrid on the attack. Araujo loses the ball to Valverde in the midfield who passes it to Benzema. The Frenchman takes a shot at the bottom-left corner and Ter Stegen comfortably stops it.
The two teams make their way onto the pitch. Camp Nou is buzzing. However, it will be a win for Real Madrid tonight that could certainly make things interesting in the title race.
Just 15 minutes to go for another significant clash in one of the biggest rivalries in football.
As things stand, Barcelona is nine points ahead of Real Madrid at the top of the points table with 13 rounds to go.
Played: 185 | Barcelona: 73 | Real Madrid: 77 | Draw: 35
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Real Madrid: Courtois, Carvajal, Militao, Nacho, Kroos, Benzema, Modric, Camavinga, Valverde, Vinicius Jr., Rudiger
Barcelona: Ter Stegen, Araujo, Busquets, Gavi, Lewandowski, Christensen, Roberto, De Jong, Raphinha, Kounde, Balde
Barcelona’s rock-solid defence will be put to the test as it looks to take a big step closer to a first league title in four years with victory over rival Real Madrid at the Camp Nou in El Clasico.
Barca, which holds a nine-point advantage over its rival at the top of the table, has won 21 of its 25 matches this season, losing only one of its last 16 games.
While it is the second highest scorer in the division with 47 goals and boasts the league’s top scorer, Robert Lewandowski with 15, the foundation of its success has been at the other end of the pitch. It has conceded only eight goals in the league this season.
Real Madrid will hope that some of its own European form can rub off on its domestic campaign.
European champion Real got a potentially season-defining week off to a good start by knocking Liverpool out of the Champions League on Wednesday with a 1-0 win in the second leg of its last-16 tie that secured a 6-2 aggregate victory.
It will be Real’s first of the two visits to the Camp Nou in a month, with the teams set to clash again in early April in the second leg of the Copa del Rey semifinal, with Real trailing 1-0 from the first leg in Madrid.
WHEN AND WHERE TO WATCH
Where will Barcelona vs Real Madrid be played?
Barcelona vs Real Madrid La Liga match will be played at Camp Nou Stadium in Barcelona.
Barcelona vs Real Madrid La Liga match will be played on Sunday, March 19, 2023.
At what time will Barcelona vs Real Madrid kick off?
Barcelona vs Real Madrid La Liga match will kick off at 1:30 AM IST.
Where to watch Barcelona vs Real Madrid?
Barcelona vs Real Madrid La Liga match will be telecast on Sports18 in India. The game can also be streamed on Voot and JioCinema.
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