2 vs. 1
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93'
FULL TIME: Barcelona 2-1 Real Madrid
92'
So is that a consolation goal for Real Madrid or the start of a comeback? They've got a matter of seconds to find a second. Attack!
91'
An additional three minutes of stoppage time to be played at the end of the second half.
90'
 
GOAL! Barcelona 2-1 Real Madrid (90 mins - Jese Rodriguez). Ronaldo surges forward on the counter attack and slots through Rodriguez, who squeezes his shot under Valdes.
89'
Even at this point Barcelona look the hungrier of the two sides. However, it would be naive to say that's been the only difference between the two. Barca have out-thought and out-played their rivals.
88'
Khedira is played clean through on goal by a clever freekick from Modric, but after angling his body to guide the ball into the opposite corner he plants his effort into the hands of Valdes. Ronaldo looks up at the sky and asks 'why wasn't that me?'
87'
This result would take Barcelona ten points clear of their rivals after just 10 league games played. Would that be the Liga title race over for Real Madrid?
86'
Worth noting that when coming off Neymar received a standing ovation from the Camp Nou crowd. They've warmed to their new hero.
85'
 
Barcelona sub: Neymar OFF, Pedro ON.
Barcelona Substitution
84'
Dani Alves runs down the right side and nutmegs Ronaldo to surge through on goal. However, the angle is to tight and Lopez saves with his legs. That would have been the icing on the Catalan cake.
83'
Looks like Tata Martino is going to get off to a winning start as far as his Clasico career is concerned. His side has been the better of the two sides.
82'
Real Madrid win a corner but Benzema's delivery is poor and Barcelona clear it comfortably at the near post. Missed opportunity for the visitors.
81'
So do Real Madrid have anything left now? Ronaldo is instructing his teammates where he wants the bal. He's taking it upon himself.
80'
That was an excellent finish by Sanchez but you have to question what Lopez was doing so far off his line. As soon as the ball came forward you could see what was going to happen. Poor goalkeeping.
79'
 
GOAL! Barcelona 2-0 Real Madrid (79 mins - Alexis Sanchez). What a finish! The Chilean latches on to a long ball forward and chips it over Lopez, who was off his line. Wonderful!
78'
With that final change Ancelotti has eliminated the possibility of Isco entering the fray. That's something of a surprise. His creativity is exactly what Real Madrid are missing at the moment. No pressure Rodriguez.
77'
 
Barcelona sub: Andres Iniesta OFF, Alex Song ON.
Barcelona Substitution
76'
 
Real Madrid sub: Angel Di Maria OFF, Jese Rodriguez ON.
Real Madrid Substitution
75'
Neymar dances with Carvajal before laying it back to Iniesta on the edge of the box. However, the Spaniard's shot gets a deflection off Pepe and flies over the bar.
74'
Barca are looking to slow the tempo down as the clock winds down. Typical tactic from them, but hey, it works!
73'
With Bale out of the picture Benzema and Ronaldo tend to be staying central now, with Modric providing the firepower from midfield. Having said that, Barca are still maintaining an element of control over this game.
72'
Just before the Benzema shot Ronaldo was brought down in the box but the referee waved away his claims. A tantrum followed.
71'
Benzema smashes an effort towards goal but Valdes gets enough on the shot to prevent the ball from finding the net. That was some effort by the French striker! Khedira couldn't do enough wi the rebound.
70'
Sanchez gets involved in the game instantly, taking up the left forward position, but Carvajal cuts out the pass from Messi. That could've been an instant impact.
Barcelona Substitution
69'
 
Barcelona sub: Cesc Fabregas OFF, Alexis Sanchez ON.
68'
Messi surged forward in that effortless way he tends to, but his pass to Fabregas catches his teammate by surprise and Carvajal slides in.
67'
Ronaldo is staying up the field almost 100% of the time now. It means that when Real Madrid get the ball they have an oulet immediately. Risky strategy.
66'
Modric prods through to Di Maria, who splits the Barcelona backline, but his touch is far too heavy and takes him to the feet of Valdes, who picks up with ease.
65'
Xavi whips a dangerous cross into the box, looking for Pique at the back post but Pepe track his run and heads away from danger.
64'
 
YELLOW CARD: Marcelo (Real Madrid)
63'
A little stat for you anoraks out there: Busquets completed 100% of his passes in the first half.
62'
Neymar is played through on the left side of the Real Madrid box but Varane comes across to execute a perfectly timed slide challenge, conceding the corner.
61'
Illarramendi has been brought on to give Real Madrid more control in the centre of the pitch. It working so far. Barca aren't having it their own way now.
Real Madrid Substitution
60'
Modric has taken control of this game for Real Madrid. Everything is coming through him in what has been a better half for the visitors.
59'
Barcelona almost get caught in possession once again but Di Maria can't take advantage of the situation and Adriano comes away with the ball in the end.
58'
 
YELLOW CARD: Sami Khedira (Real Madrid)
57'
What a save by Valdes! Iniesta gets crowded out in the middle of the pitch, with Modric playing Ronaldo through on goal, but the Barca keeper gets his hands to the powerful effort!
56'
 
Real Madrid sub: Sergio Ramos OFF, Asier Illarramendi ON.
Real Madrid Substitution
55'
Ronaldo is flattened by Mascherano, giving Real Madrid a platform inside the opposition half.
54'
A long ball (yes, you read that right) from Barcelona releases Neymar through on goal but the Brazilian's half-volley is straight at Lopez at the near post.
53'
One touch passing puts Barca on the front-foot but Pepe cuts out Messi's through ball to Fabregas.
52'
Khedira breaks the offisde trap and lobs a high cross to the backpost, but Bale's header is cleared before it can reach Ronaldo on the penalty spot.
51'
Real Madrid look to be playing a higher line in the second half and it appears to be working!
50'
Ronaldo cuts inside off the left wing, after switching with Bale, but his elaborate backheel flick can't find Marcelo and the ball drifts out for a by-kick.
49'
Dani Alves looks set to be released down the right side but somewhat surprisingly Pepe gets there before him and throws himself to the ground at the slightest touch, winning a freekick.
48'
Ramos brings down Iniesta but escapes another booking. That could've been red for the Real Madrid defender.
47'
If Real Madrid are create any opportunities in this second half you get the feeling it will come through Modric, who has been the best Los Blancos player on the pitch.
46'
No changes at the break, which is slightly surprising in Real Madrid's case considering how they played in the first half. They need to up their game!
45'
The second half has started at the Camp Nou!
45'
HALF TIME: Barcelona 1-0 Real Madrid
44'
 
YELLOW CARD: Gareth Bale (Real Madrid)
43'
Ronaldo crosses a low pass into the box, causing mayhem as Khedira connects from close range. However, Valdes saves with the ball rebounding off Adriano. Did it hit his arm? Khedira thinks so. The referee doesn't.
42'
Messi can become the top scorer in Clasico games tonight. He's tied on 18 goals with Alfredo Di Stefano and should he net his 19th tonight he'll add that record to his bulging resume.
41'
Messi whips in a freekick but it is cleared by the wall and the chance is gone for Barcelona. That was a poor effort by Messi, actually.
40'
Messi is forced wide by Pepe but then performs a clever little drag back and is fouled by the defender. Wonderful play.
39'
Alves comes forward from the fullback position and attempts to play a pass into a teammate but his pass splits Messi and Xavi. Slack play when it mattered.
38'
Neymar is brought down by Carvajal on the left side of the field but the referee waves away his claims for a freekick. Not helping his reputation there.
37'
Just for your information this is the earliest Clasico kick-off in history. It's normally close to midnight by the time these games finish. Not tonight.
36'
Adriano slides through the back of Ronaldo and receives a yellow card. That makes it three bookings in the opening 36 minutes. Odds on a sending off?
35'
 
YELLOW CARD: Adriano (Barcelona)
34'
Iniesta attempts to play through Messi but Pepe, to his credit, reads the situation and beats the little Argentine to the ball. Good defensive play by Pepe.
33'
Pro-independence chants ring round the Camp Nou. This is much more than a football game.
32'
Adriano almost gets caught in possession at left back but Bale can't catch the deflection and Valdes takes possession inside his own box.
31'
Ancelotti is on the touchline, barking orders at his players. I wonder what he's telling them? I'd be telling Bale and Ronaldo to get more involved in the game, dropping deeper into the midfield.
30'
Neymar has been very impressive so far. He fits into this Barca system perfectly.
29'
Fabregas' movement is very interesting to watch. You could argue he's the most fluid player in the Barcelona team. He never stays in one position!
28'
Real Madrid are enjoying a spell of possession in the opposition half but making very few inroads through the Barca defence. It's not through a lack of trying.
25'
Real Madrid come forward on the counter attack with Bale surging down the field but his shot drifts over the bar from the edge of the box.
24'
Messi and Neymar are owning this game at the moment. Real Madrid simply can't deal with them!
23'
Real Madrid need to figure out their gameplan here. At the moment they're neither keeping hold of the ball or threatening on the counter attack.
22'
Barca come forward once again, with Fabregas making a good run through the backline but Xavi can't find him with the through ball. No doubt as to who's on top right now.
20'
Messi is played through on goal but Pepe refuses to give up on the Barca number 10 and forces Messi to drag his shot wide of the post. What a chance!
19'
Barca deserve their opener and Neymar has made his mark, while Bale has been quiet.
18'
 
GOAL! Barcelona 1-0 Real Madrid (18 mins - Neymar). The Brazilian marks his Clasico debut with a guided shot into the bottom corner.
17'
Neymar jinks in and out of the Real defence on the edge of the box but his shot is a little tame and Lopez claims the ball.
16'
Bale is involved again at the back post, nodding Di Maria's cross back in front of goal, but the Barca defence digs it out and clears the danger.
15'
First sight of goal for Bale but after Ronaldo's sprint through the middle of the pitch the former Spurs man launches his effort over the bar.
13'
 
YELLOW CARD: Sergio Ramos (Real Madrid)
12'
It's interesting to see the way Martino has developed this Barca team. They've retained the 'Tiki-Taka' identity but they do tend to go direct sometimes now.
11'
Messi cuts inside and unleashes a shot but it's deflected off Pepe and Neymar can't catch the rebound.
10'
Real Madrid are standing off Barca in the final third, plugging the gaps at the back and only intervening when they get to the edge of the box.
9'
The tempo of this game is intense! As you would expect from these two teams, of course. Barca have started the better of the two teams.
8'
 
YELLOW CARD: Sergio Busquets (Barcelona)
7'
Ronaldo sits on the turf, looking a little frustrated at the lack of service he's getting at the moment.
6'
Fabregas strikes at goal but his shot takes a touch off Neymar and drifts wide of the target. That's the first sight of goal for either team.
5'
As you would expect Barca are dominating possession early on but nothing of any note created just yet.
4'
Messi is hugging the right-hand touchline and driving inside the Real Madrid backline. That will be a tactic to watch as the game progresses.
3'
Real Madrid still seem to be finding their feet under new manager Carlo Ancelotti, as the Italian tries to find his best system. However, Los Blancos come into this game on the back of two impressive wins over Juventus and Malaga.
2'
Barca coach Tata Martino has already placed pressure on the match officials to clamp down on what he called “violent play” by Real Madrid. It promises to be a compelling spectacle.
1'
And we're under at the Camp Nou!
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What did you make of the game? Was Neymar man of the match? Did Barca deserve to score more? Should Bale have started? Tweet me (@grahamruthven).
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The history books will record a 2-1 win for Barcelona but in truth Martino's side deserved more than that. Real Madrid never truly threatened, besides Rodriguez's late goal and Ancelotti will have to go back to the drawing board if Los Blancos are to claw back the six point gap between them and Barca.
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What did you make of the first half? Should Barca have scored more? What should Ancelotti change? Tweet me (@grahamruthven).
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Real Madrid need a re-think at the break. They've been largely ineffective, with Barcelona wholly deserving of their lead. Neymar has been outstanding and took his goal very well. What can Ancelotti conjure up at half-time?
16:55
Pre-match odds: Barcelona 3/4, Draw 3/1, Real Madrid 10/3
16:50
Real Madrid can draw level with their Catalan rivals with a win tonight and their record at the Cam Nou in recent seasons is actually very good. Cristiano Ronaldo, in particular, always brings his A-game for the Clasicos.
16:45
So the big team news from the Camp Nou is that Gareth Bale and Neymar have been given their Clasico debut. Over to you lads.
16:40
TEAM NEWS: Barcelona - Valdes, Pique, Fabregas, Xavi, Iniesta, Messi, Neymar, Mascherano, Sergio, Adriano, Alves. /// Real Madrid - Diego Lopez, Carvajal, Varane, Pepe, Marcelo, Sergio Ramos, Khedira, Modric, Bale, Di Maria, Ronaldo.
16:35
I’m Graham Ruthven and I’d like to hear your thoughts ahead of kick-off. Are Barcelona favourites for this one? Will Gareth Bale be the difference between the two teams? Tweet me (@grahamruthven).
16:30
Good evening and welcome to Europort’s LIVE coverage of the Clasico. Barcelona and Real Madrid face off in the biggest club game in European football and we’ll bring you all the action and goals as they go in at the Camp Nou. Kick-off: 17:00.

Starting Line-ups

Barcelona
Real Madrid
    • Valdés
    • 21
      Adriano
    • 3
      Piqué
    • 14
      Mascherano
    • 22
      Dani Alves
    • 8
      Iniesta
    • 5
      Busquets
    • 6
      Xavi
    • 11
      Neymar
    • Fàbregas
    • 10
      Messi
Team Manager:  Luis Enrique
    • Di María
    • 11
      Bale
    • 7
      Ronaldo
    • 6
      Khedira
    • 4
      Ramos
    • 19
      Modric
    • 15
      Carvajal
    • 2
      Varane
    • 3
      Pepe
    • 12
      Marcelo
    • López
Team Manager:  Carlo Ancelotti
Substitutes
Players Sub Time
Substitutes
Players Sub Time
Goalkeepers
GOALKEEPERS
Goalkeepers G SAV GC GK FC FS Y R PEN Mins
V. Valdés 0 5 1 7 0 0 0 0 0 90
Defenders
DEFENDERS
Defenders G GA SHO TA CLR COR FC FS Y R PEN Mins
G. Piqué 0 0 0 1 13 0 0 1 0 0 0 90
J. Mascherano 0 0 0 1 4 0 1 1 0 0 0 90
Adriano 0 0 0 1 5 0 2 3 1 0 0 90
Dani Alves 0 0 1 2 1 0 5 0 0 0 0 90
Midfielders
MIDFIELDERS
Midfielders G GA SHO PAS FK COR FC FS Y R PEN Mins
Xavi 0 0 0 89 0 3 0 0 0 0 0 90
S. Busquets 0 0 0 52 0 0 1 2 1 0 0 90
A. Iniesta 0 1 0 51 0 0 2 2 0 0 0 77
Forwards
FORWARDS
Forwards G GA SHO PAS FK COR FC FS Y R PEN Mins
L. Messi 0 0 0 60 1 1 2 3 0 0 0 90
Neymar 1 1 3 33 0 0 4 0 0 0 0 84
C. Fàbregas 0 0 0 37 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 70
Goalkeepers
GOALKEEPERS
Goalkeepers G SAV GC GK FC FS Y R PEN Mins
D. López 0 3 2 4 0 0 0 0 0 90
Defenders
DEFENDERS
Defenders G GA SHO TA CLR COR FC FS Y R PEN Mins
R. Varane 0 0 0 1 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 90
Pepe 0 0 0 2 2 0 1 2 0 0 0 90
Marcelo 0 0 0 2 1 0 2 3 1 0 0 90
D. Carvajal 0 0 0 1 2 0 3 2 0 0 0 90
Midfielders
MIDFIELDERS
Midfielders G GA SHO PAS FK COR FC FS Y R PEN Mins
S. Khedira 0 0 3 39 0 0 2 2 1 0 0 90
L. Modric 0 0 0 44 0 2 1 3 0 0 0 90
S. Ramos 0 0 0 24 0 0 3 0 1 0 0 56
Forwards
FORWARDS
Forwards G GA SHO PAS FK COR FC FS Y R PEN Mins
C. Ronaldo 0 1 1 27 0 0 0 4 1 0 0 90
Á. Di María 0 0 1 27 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 76
G. Bale 0 0 0 23 0 0 2 0 1 0 0 61
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