Full-Time! Real Madrid put on a complete display against their arch-rivals as they won first El Clasico of the season 1-3 and temporarily went to the top of La Liga 2020-21 points table. Fede Valverde, Sergio Ramos and Luka Modric scored for Los Blancos while Ansu Fati got on the scoresheet for the Catalans.
GOAL! Luka Modric kills the game in the 90th minute of the match. The Croatian showed brilliant composure in front of the goal and dinked the ball in an empty Barcelona net. This is Modric's second goal in two consecutive games.
Goal! Sergio Ramos converts from the penalty spot to put Real Madrid in the lead for the second time in the game. Clement Lenglet brought the Los Blancos captain down during a corner.
57' Karim Benzema squanders a big chance for Real Madrid. The Frenchman tries to fins the corner from the edge of the box but completely miss hits the ball and sends it into the stands.
54' Philippe Coutinho misses a golden chance to put Barcelona in front. The Catalans put together a great move but couldn't find the finishing touch as the Brazilians header of Ansu Fati's cross goes just wide of the post.
52' Ansu Fati comes close to giving Barcelona the lead. The youngster receives the ball from Lionel Messi and tries a fantastic shot from inside the box. But the ball goes just wide of the post.
The second half begins and after the action in the opening 45 minutes, both teams would fancy their chances of winning the game. Real Madrid had 56 per cent possession in the opening half of the game.
Half Time! The teams remain inseparable at the break. Fede Valverde gave the visitors an early lead. But it was soon cancelled out by Ansu Fati, who also became the youngest scorer in the history of El Clasico. Real Madrid were forced into a change in the opening half as Lucas Vasquez was brought in fro Nacho, who had a slight injury.
Substitution Lucas Vasquez has come in for Real Madrid. The Spanish player replaces Nacho and will fill in the right-back spot vacated by the defender. It looks like Nacho is suffering from a niggling injury.
36' Nacho gets booked for a foul on Philippe Coutinho. The Real Madrid man was shown a yellow card for his tackle. Bith teams are pushing forward for a goal.
Barcelona and Real Madrid will face each other for the first El Clasico of the season in the latest round of La Liga 2020-21 fixtures. The clash will be played at the Nou Camp Stadium on October 24, 2020 (Saturday). Both teams are coming into this game after a loss in their previous domestic game and would be hoping to bounce back in Spanish football’s biggest rivalry. Barcelona vs Real Madrid Head-to-Head Record.
Barcelona were beaten by Getafe in their last La Liga game but put on a decent show against Ferencvaros in the Champions League. Francisco Trincao and Pedri impressed in that game and could play a role in this clash as well. Meanwhile, Real Madrid are on a two-game losing run as they were defeated by newcomers Cadiz in the Spanish league and then by Shakthar Donetsk in UCL. However, both these losses came at home but facing Barcelona away could ease some pressure on them. Lionel Messi's Record in El Clasico: Ahead of Barcelona vs Real Madrid La Liga 2020-21, Here's A Look at Argentine Great's Stats.
The biggest news is the inclusion of Sergio Ramos in the Real Madrid squad. The Los Blancos skipper was a doubt for this match as he didn’t participate in the midweek Champions League clash due to injury. But after being given a green light by the doctors will feature in this game. Meanwhile, Barcelona will also welcome Jordi Alba for this clash who has missed few games due to a slight niggle.
Barcelona are currently sitting tenth in La Liga with seven points from four games while Real Madrid remain third with 10 points. The Catalans have played a game less than their arch-rivals but will go level on points with them with a win. Meanwhile, Los Blancos will go top of the table with a victory in this fixture.