EL Clasico 2018 Live: Real Madrid will attempt to end a four-match winless run in La Liga when they face off against Barcelona at the Camp Nou on Sunday, hoping to close the four-point gap between them and the league leaders.
Barca sit at the summit of the Spanish top flight and have lost only once this term. Los Blancos, meanwhile, have lost three times in their past four outings and could fall further than seventh unless they can get a results in Catalonia.
Lionel Messi will be absent from the clash after fracturing his arm in Saturday’s 4-2 win over Sevilla, and this will be the first Clasico to feature neither him nor Cristiano Ronaldo since 2007.
Real managed to snatch a 2-2 draw from the Blaugrana in their most recent trip to the Camp Nou in May, but they don’t look likely to repeat that feat on Sunday. It’s only natural talk in the buildup to this encounter has gravitated towards the fact that it will be without Messi and Ronaldo for the first time in almost 11 years.
Ernesto Valverde’s men have lost only once in their past 12 outings and extended their undefeated streak to five matches after beating Inter Milan 2-0 in the UEFA Champions League on Wednesday.
Karim Benzema scored his first goal in almost two months when he bagged the opener in Real’s 2-1 win over Viktoria Plzen on Tuesday, helping bring an end to their five-match winless streak.
Leading the other side of El Clasico’s front line is Luis Suarez, whose penalty against Sevilla was his first league goal in five matches. The Uruguay international has scored six times in 11 appearances against Real, per Transfermarkt, and shared his memories of El Clasico before Sunday’s showdown.
Barca can cement their spot as early favourites to win La Liga with victory in this season’s first Clasico, while Real chief Lopetegui faces what could be the definitive fixture of his brief tenure.
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Real Madrid travel to the Nou Camp for El Clasico as they look to prevent fierce rivals Barcelona becoming invincibles
REAL MADRID visit Barcelona for this season’s second El Clasico in La Liga
Both sides can look back on mixed campaigns with Barca three games away from an unprecedented unbeaten league season but Real Madrid in the Champions League final against Liverpool.
Barcelona crushed Real Madrid in December’s El Clasico at the Bernabeu
And an extra edge has been added to this derby by Zinedine Zidane’s visitors refusing to perform the traditional Guard of Honour after Barca won the title at Deportivo.
The teams last met in a one-sided Clasico at the Bernabeu in December, where Barcelona ran out 3-0 winners.
When is El Clasico?
Barcelona vs Real Madrid will be played on Sunday, May 6.
The match will kick off at 7.45pm in the UK and 8.45pm in Spain.
It will be played at the Nou Camp.
Real Madrid players celebrate in front of their fans after reaching the Champions League final
What TV channel is El Clasico on and can I live stream it?
Barcelona vs Real Madrid will be live on Sky Sports Football and Sky Sports Main Event.
Coverage will begin at 7pm on Sky Sports Football and 7.30pm on Sky Sports Main Event.
If you’re not a Sky Sports subscriber, you can stream all the action live with a Now TV Sports Pass with prices starting from £7.99.
Alternatively you can follow the match on the SunSport LIVE BLOG.
You can listen to live and exclusive national radio commentary of the match on talkSPORT 2
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