33 " Rakitic threads a delicious diagonal ball in the course of Messi . If the Argentinian collects it, it's probably 2: 0. But he does not.
31 & # 39; Modric makes it very good to win the ball in front of Alba at the edge of the Barcelona box before he moves into the danger area with Benzema and Vinicius. It falls to the Brazilian, but he can not shoot his shot away, and the chance is lost. One minute later Reguilón fires with a left-footed shot from a distance but flies one or two meters in front of Ter Stegen's right post.
29 & # 39; Reguilón rushes Alba past the box before challenging himself under Arthur, but Undiano Mallenco is not fooled. It is a clear dive. The Madrid youngster escapes a yellow card, much to Barça's indignation .
27 " Vinicius hits a ball right in Ter Stegen's arms. "Madrid does not do anything like the danger they did on Wednesday," says & # 39; Maldini & # 39; on Spanish television .
It's so simple, but so beautifully executed . Sergi Roberto throws a low ball into the penalty area of Rakitic, and the Croatian controls, looks up and shoots a fine finish in the net! Barça leads in Bernabéu
25 & # 39; Gooooal to Barcelona! Rakitic with a nice finish!
24 " Suárez wins a corner to Barcelona on the right, leading Reguilón only to the Uruguayans in the back of the box … but he has everything under control. much to the delight of the local crowd .
18 & # 39; Messi is getting so close to the gate! It's a pinball machine on the edge of the box, and suddenly the Argentine rushes down and storms to court at Courtois .. but his angled effort drifts out of the goal!
14 & # 39; This is a great rescue from Courtois! Although the flag was awakened, it would not have counted . Busquets, the man who ended up in an offside position, puts down Suárez, who makes a small effort into the bottom corner – but the Real Madrid keeper gets a strong hand! Top Stop, even if it was not necessary in the end.
12 & # 39; Closure of Madrid! The hosts win a free kick when Lenglet vilifies Vinicius, and Kroos & # 39; Delivery finally to Varane jumps. The defender's snapshot is blocked by Lenglet in the penalty spot, but the loose ball falls to Kroos and he scores with a shot on goal … but Ter Stegen collects!
10 & nbsp; Barça almost brings Suárez back in, but again Varane is the pass – this time delivered by Alba – just in time. A moment later, under Reguilón's challenge, Rakitic flops into the box, but Undiano Mallenco dismisses the Blaurgana's appeal after a kick .
9 & # 39; Benzema has a goal in mind … but he pulls his effort over the gate! The Frenchman is found by a neat, diagonal Reguilón ball that passes Piqué's box, but can not properly connect with his shot.
8 & # 39; Vinicius gets his first decent impression of the ball and promptly fights Piqué. Soon after, the Brazilian has a better chance of getting into the Barcelona half and running on the backline of the visitors, but he is relatively relaxed .
5 & # 39; Ufff. Messi almost puts Suárez in space to shoot in the box but Varane is fast enough to get it. Only the five goals for the Uruguayan against Madrid so far during this term by the way. Of course two on the other night.
Incidentally, Busquets received a very early yellow card for this foul on Kroos . "That's a massive booking," says expert Julio & # 39; Maldini & # 39; Maldonado on the Spanish Telvision, and it is difficult to contradict.
3 & # 39; Bale stands over it … and he pumps it in row Z .
2 & # 39; Bale calls for a free-kick for the one he thinks is Piqué's handball as he tries to break the pace. Nothing done, says Mr Undiano Mallenco, but moments later Madrid gets a deadly opportunity when Busquets has made the decision to have knocked down Kroos at the edge of the pit .
Peeeeeeep! On the way to Bernabéu!
The teams are coming out! The current referee is Alberto Undiano Mallenco, who was not originally named to play this game but was drafted after injuring his original man, Alejandro Hernández Hernández.
It is a game in which the task facing Madrid is true, I dare say, not to win at all . The defeat at home in Barcelona for the second time in a few days is an eventuality that no one wants to turn from a Madridista tipping to Coutentance; With Los Blancos at the top of the pack, they are still six points behind the leaders – and a win large enough to eliminate Barça's neck-and-neck advantage this season is effectively seven. In addition, the fact remains that they were lost to Barça or at best tied in the three games in which this term was most significant .
Incidentally, this is the first time Barcelona has played in succession against its rival . And as we mentioned earlier, if they manage to break away from Bernabéu with a second win in four days, Barça has a chance to move ahead of Madrid at the 242nd meeting of the teams 95 – for the first time since 1932.
And "give him time" is also that of AS English's own Robbie Dunne who has some words about "Vini". wrote, represented mantra.
One man who has formed the Brazilian squad is the young Vinicius who was called by Seleçao boss Tite for the first time – and on the back of his recent performances for Real Madrid deserves it entirely. He was great on Wednesday night – except, of course, when it came to throwing the ball into the net. Former Madrid player, coach and sports director Jorge Valdano is confident he will come. And what kind of player will he be when and when .
Marcelo misses again the left-back, where Sergio Reguilón has really established himself under Solari and retains his place . This latest blow for the Brazilian comes in the wake of the disappointment that he has been left out of his national team.
Bale starts for Real Madrid in his perhaps last Clásico – as AS reported yesterday that Welshman is said to have run the European Champion "1945". Career in Bernabéu, where he was often a man for the big events – as the opponents of tonight know only too well …
Barcelona Bank: Cilless, Vidal, Malcom, Umtiti, Semedo, Coutinho and Aleñá .
Isco, who is back in the squad after his injury for the first time since early February, makes the bank . He was certainly a good coach this week, but since the end of Julien Lopetegui in late October by Santiago Solari, has been very naughty. Will we see him sometime tonight? Who knows. According to a poll conducted in front of today's Clásico by AS.com, it would have started if it had only been the Madrid fans …
Real Madrid Bank: Keylor, Marcelo, Valverde, Lucas, Asensio, Isco, Ceballos . Jesús Vallejo, Mariano Díaz and Luca Zidane are the three men who were dismissed from Santiago Solari & # 39; s first squad of 21.
Only one change of staff for Barcelona, with Arthur Melo returning to midfield and Sergi Roberto, who started in the engine room of the visitors on Wednesday, fell back on the defensive to replace Nelson Semedo.
Here is the Real Madrid XI in plain text format: Courtois, Carvajal, Varane, Ramos, Reguilón, Modric, Casemiro, Kroos, Bale, Benzema, Vinicius . Apart from Gareth Bale's replacement for Lucas Vázquez, the only change to the team that lost the midweek Clásico is the return of regular LaLiga goalkeeper Thibaut Courtois between the sticks, with Keylor Navas on the bench.
An important man for Barça, who does not normally miss this match, will not be in the stadium tonight, even though he has nothing to do with Valverde's choice. Club President Josep Maria Bartomeu stays at home.
According to Ernersto Valverde, the Clásico will not be "decisive" in the league title race but we rather think that the Barça boss protests too much. It will certainly throw everything but Madrid out of control and the boss of Atlético Madrid . Diego Simeone said the result at Bernabéu did not matter if his team did not win at Sociedad something they've done only once in their last four trips to Anoeta.
No one is immune to criticism against Real Madrid today. Toni Kroos was described by former manager Benrd Schuster as a "diesel tractor", but Kroos responded on Twitter with a wonderfully passive-aggressive reaction.
There have been a few clásicos over the years, but you would have had to drive around Camp Nou for a while to brag about Madrid: If Barça wins today, they'll jump Real head-to-head Meeting for the first time since 1932 .
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Gareth Bale scored only two goals in 13 games against Barcelona. He was whistled on Wednesday night when he came in and fights his white spell with his worst spell. However, he could get the chance today to correct this record against Barça and bring the fans to his side.
Only two active players in today's teams scored a Clásico hat-trick. None of them plays for Real Madrid. You can get a quota of 70: 1 if Vinicius inserts his name in the list tonight. The price for Karim Benzema is 30:30 . Messi, who adds his 51st career title to Bernabéu, is only 15/1 in some countries.
The Barcelona side move into today's game seven points ahead of the leaders, and victory will almost certainly ensure Atlético Madrid runner-up occupy all of Ernesto Valverde's players in the last 12 games . Real would retire 12 points in a win and everyone but the most optimistic Madridista would have to admit that this is a bit of a chasm right now.
If all this seems a bit familiar to you, you probably voted for the Copa del Rey Clásico three days ago, which also took place in the Bernabéu, and ended with a 3-0 win. You can read how this has developed here.
It's Clásico again, and AS English will bring the latest news sees updates and Coliur from the capital as the biggest spectacle of Spanish football on Saturday, March 2.