El Clasico

  • El Clasico: Ronaldo to miss final as Barcelona seek Cup consolation 16-04-2014 08:39 AM

    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...
  • Cristiano Ronaldo to miss King's Cup final against Barcelona 15-04-2014 06:49 PM

    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...
  • Real Madrid vs Barcelona - the 'Clasico' in numbers 15-04-2014 05:48 PM

    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...
  • Barcelona win sets La Liga up for thrilling finale 24-03-2014 04:29 PM

    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...
  • El Clasico: Lionel Messi hat-trick guides Barcelona to 4-3 win at Real Madrid 24-03-2014 03:28 AM

    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 20-03-2014 11:18 PM

    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...
  • Ancelotti criticises referee after Clasico defeat 27-10-2013 03:31 PM

    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...
  • EL Clasico: Neymar leads Barcelona to 2-1 win over Real Madrid 26-10-2013 11:21 PM

    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...
  • Puyol ready for El Clasico but wary of Real Madrid 25-10-2013 04:21 PM

    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...
  • La Liga ready for season's first El Clasico 25-10-2013 12:37 PM

    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...
  • No need to panic before El Clasico, insist Barcelona 23-10-2013 02:41 PM

    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...
  • Barcelona at home for first Clasico of the season 09-07-2013 05:50 PM

    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...
  • Ronaldo under fire for 'clasico' flop 12-12-2011 02:56 PM

    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...
  • Mourinho blames bad luck for Barca loss 12-12-2011 01:37 PM

    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...