Genuine Madrid and Barcelona this evening go head to head in what could be the most critical derby conflicts lately.


Real Madrid v Barcelona: El Clásico – live!

Atletico Madrid's lead at the highest point of LaLiga looked practically unassailable at the turn of the year, yet a tenth away win on the jog around evening time for Barca will see them move about Diego Simeone's men, having played a game more. 

Genuine Madrid are flying high themselves in the wake of beating an unwell Liverpool in the Bosses Class and are hoping to finish the twofold over their savage opponents. They head into the game in third, two off Barca and three off Atleti. 

Lionel Messi will intend to break his run of six games without an objective against Los Blancos in what could be his last Clasico. He holds the contention's record of 26 profession objectives against Madrid.

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70min: A second Messi free kick on the edge of the area, a second one straight into the wall.

To be fair, he looks like a drowned rat so that’s probably not helping.

67min: Vinicius had to score! Modric releases him with a beaut of a ball but the forward opts to find Benzema instead of shooting and the move breaks down.

End to end, this.

65min: Sergio Roberto replaces Busquets.

64min: Now it’s Barca’s turn to sense blood as they start getting some joy through the Messi to Jordi Alba route. Is Odriozola being targeted?

63min: Asensio has replaced Valverde.

62min: Almost an instant reply from the hosts as Vinicius’s effort is deflected onto the post.

60min: The comeback is on!

Mingueza fires home after a neat dummy from Griezmann.

57min: ...which is an excuse Griezmann may use for missing the target from 12 yards, before being flagged offside.

56min: It's hard to describe just how hard it is raining in Madrid. The players can barely see, basically.

54min: A Real Madrid break comes through Benzema, who finds Kroos about 35 yards out for a very speculative pop at goal. Sails over.