El Clasico

  • Banned Suarez may make Barcelona debut in El Clasico July 25, 2014

    Madrid: Disgraced Uruguay striker Luis Suarez, who is serving a four-month ban for a biting incident at the World Cup, could make his Barcelona debut against Real Madrid in El Clasico in October. La Liga announced its fixtures for the season on Thursday and the first meeting of the two Spanish...
  • Gareth Bale leads Real Madrid's 2-1 win over Barcelona to win Copa del Rey April 17, 2014

    Valencia: Gareth Bale raced away to score a stunning late winner as Real Madrid made light of the absence of top scorer Cristiano Ronaldo to beat arch-rivals Barcelona 2-1 to win a riveting King's Cup final on Wednesday. Wales winger Bale, who joined Real for a world record fee in the...
  • El Clasico: Ronaldo to miss final as Barcelona seek Cup consolation April 16, 2014

    A week ago, Barcelona still had a chance of repeating the historic treble of 2009 but defeats in Europe and La Liga mean Wednesday's King's Cup final against Real Madrid may be their only hope of major silverware this season. A wounded Barca travel to Valencia to meet their arch rivals...
  • Cristiano Ronaldo to miss King's Cup final against Barcelona April 15, 2014

    Real Madrid will be without Cristiano Ronaldo for the Copa del Rey final against Barcelona on Wednesday after the forward failed to recover from a leg injury. Madrid coach Carlo Ancelotti was hopeful Ronaldo would recover in time, but said the player has been ruled out after not training on Tuesday. Madrid...
  • Real Madrid vs Barcelona - the 'Clasico' in numbers April 15, 2014

    Real Madrid and Barcelona meet in Wednesday's King's Cup final in Valencia in the latest edition of the 'Clasico' between the world's two richest clubs by income. Here are some numbers behind one of soccer's most glamorous fixtures: 0 - The number of goals Real have conceded in eight matches on...
  • Barcelona win sets La Liga up for thrilling finale March 24, 2014

    Madrid: La Liga is set for one of the most exciting finishes in years after Barcelona blew the title race wide open with a win at Real Madrid in Sunday's 'Clasico' that left Atletico Madrid the masters of their own destiny. Not since Real and Barca finished tied on 76 points...
  • El Clasico: Lionel Messi hat-trick guides Barcelona to 4-3 win at Real Madrid March 24, 2014

    Madrid: Lionel Messi scored a hat trick to give Barcelona a 4-3 win at 10-man Real Madrid in an electrifying and contentious "clasico" match that kept the three-way Spanish league title race wide open. The result means Atletico Madrid now tops the table, with Madrid level on points in second...
  • Barcelona need almost perfect game to beat Real Madrid: Andres Iniesta March 20, 2014

    Barcelona will need an almost perfect performance to win at La Liga leaders Real Madrid in Sunday's 'Clasico' and reignite their title bid, playmaker Andres Iniesta said on Thursday. Real are undefeated in La Liga since Barca beat them 2-1 at the Nou Camp in October and they are four points...
  • Ancelotti criticises referee after Clasico defeat October 27, 2013

    Madrid: Real Madrid coach Carlo Ancelotti complained bitterly about referee Undiano Mallenco after his side lost to FC Barcelona 1-2 in the all important 'El Clasico' at the Camp Nou Stadium. Goals from Neymar and Alexis Sanchez had put Barca 2-0 ahead before youngster Jese Rodriguez netted a late consolation for...
  • EL Clasico: Neymar leads Barcelona to 2-1 win over Real Madrid October 26, 2013

    Barcelona: Neymar scored in his first 'clasico' and set up Alexis Sanchez for an exquisite decider as Barcelona beat Real Madrid 2-1 at Camp Nou in the Spanish league on Saturday. With Lionel Messi oddly quiet, Neymar opened in the 19th minute from close range after receiving Andres Iniesta's pass as...
  • Puyol ready for El Clasico but wary of Real Madrid October 25, 2013

    Madrid: FC Barcelona captain Carles Puyol says he doesn't believe that Saturday's Clasico at home to Real Madrid in the Camp Nou Stadium will have much bearing on the final standings of the Spanish Primera Liga title. Puyol returned to action for Barca last Saturday after seven months out of action...
  • La Liga ready for season's first El Clasico October 25, 2013

    Madrid: The Spanish league will be dominated by the Barcelona vs Real Madrid 'Clasico'. In other matches, Atletico Madrid host 15th-place Real Betis and fourth-place Villarreal plays eighth-place Valencia. Here's what to look forward to in this weekend's games: ANCELOTTI'S CLUE Madrid coach Carlo Ancelotti is still tinkering with his preferred starting...
  • No need to panic before El Clasico, insist Barcelona October 23, 2013

    Barcelona: Barcelona sought to silence any alarm bells ringing ahead of Saturday's La Liga 'Clasico' at home to Real Madrid after they stuttered to a draw in their Champions League game at AC Milan on Tuesday. Barca needed a Lionel Messi equaliser to rescue a point in the 1-1 Group H...
  • Barcelona at home for first Clasico of the season July 9, 2013

    Madrid: Champions Barcelona will host Real Madrid for the first time next season on October 26 or 27, the Spanish league said when the 2013-14 fixtures were announced on Tuesday. Tito Vilanova's side face a new opponent in the dugout of their arch-rivals, Italian Carlo Ancelotti, and visit the Bernabeu for...
  • El Clasico gives Kaka a chance to revive his career at Real March 1, 2013

    Madrid: Kaka hopes to get a rare chance to impress for Real Madrid when Barcelona visit in La Liga on Saturday, with Jose Mourinho expected to rest players ahead of their Champions League showdown with Manchester United. The Brazilian playmaker is tipped to get a start at the Bernabeu with...
  • Messi, Ronaldo shine as Barca-Real tie ends in a draw October 8, 2012

    Barcelona: Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo were both in superb form as Barcelona and Real Madrid played out an enthralling 2-2 draw at Camp Nou in the first Liga Clasico of this season. Despite coming as just the seventh fixture of the season, the match was touted as having a potentially...
  • Barca sweat over Pique availability for Clasico October 7, 2012

    Madrid: La Liga leaders Barcelona will wait until the last minute to make a decision on Gerard Pique's fitness for Sunday's visit of champions Real Madrid, said coach Tito Vilanova. The central defender picked up a foot injury in the Champions League two and a half weeks ago and has...
  • La Liga fixtures revealed; El Clasico on Oct. 7 July 10, 2012

    The fixtures for the 2012-13 Liga season have been released, revealing the dates for the two derby clashes between Real Madrid and Barcelona. The Blaugrana will entertain Los Blancos in the league season's first Clasico at home on October 7, with the return fixture taking place at the Santiago Bernabeu on...
  • Guardiola concedes league title to Madrid April 22, 2012

    Barcelona: Barcelona coach Pep Guardiola conceded the La Liga title to Real Madrid in the wake of the Catalan side’s damaging 2-1 defeat in the clasico at Camp Nou on Saturday evening. Goals from Sami Khedira and Cristiano Ronaldo gave Jose Mourinho’s men a commanding seven-point lead at the top of...
  • Mourinho breaks Camp Nou jinx on 10th attempt April 22, 2012

    Barcelona: It took 10 attempts and three clubs for coach Jose Mourinho to finally guide a team to triumph at Barcelona's Camp Nou Stadium. Cristiano Ronaldo's 73rd-minute winner lifted Real Madrid to a 2-1 win over Barcelona on Saturday and seven points clear at the top of the Spanish standings...
  • Ronaldo strike seals El Clasico for Real Madrid April 22, 2012

    Barcelona: Cristiano Ronaldo's late goal dealt Barcelona their first loss in 55 home games and put Real Madrid on the cusp of breaking the Catalan giants' three-year hold on the Spanish league crown with a record-setting 2-1 win on Saturday. Sami Khedira opened with Madrid's league-record 108th goal of the season...
  • Ronaldo under fire for 'clasico' flop December 12, 2011

    Barcelona: Real Madrid have found an unlikely scapegoat for their 3-1 loss to fierce rivals Barcelona - leading scorer Cristiano Ronaldo. Ronaldo set the Spanish league's all-time scoring record with 40 goals last season, but he had a miserable game on Saturday. The Portugal forward fired several free kicks into the...
  • Mourinho blames bad luck for Barca loss December 12, 2011

    Barcelona: The excuses for Jose Mourinho's Real Madrid are running out. After their latest 3-1 home loss to Barcelona on Saturday, there was no talk of referee bias or the Catalan side's supposed propensity for exaggerating fouls, just the last-ditch explanation left for any loser: pure bad luck. In blaming fate, Mourinho...