Barcelona vs Real Madrid LIVE: El Clasico result, final score and reaction from La Liga fixture today

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Lucas Vazquez celebrates scoring Madrid’s second goal (Getty)
Lucas Vazquez celebrates scoring Madrid’s second goal (Getty)

Real Madrid beat Barcelona 2-1 in the first Clasico of the season in front of 86,422 fans at the Camp Nou on Sunday after a sensational strike from defender David Alaba and a late goal from Lucas Vazquez gave Carlo Ancelotti’s side three points.

Barcelona controlled possession in the first half but Real were lethal on the counter-attack, taking the lead when Alaba started a flowing move with a tackle and finished it at the other end with a left-footed drive from the edge of the box.

Barcelona manager Ronald Koeman brought on Philippe Coutinho at halftime while strikers Sergio Aguero and Luuk de Jong were also thrown on in the second half as they searched for an equaliser.

With seven minutes of injury time added on, Real doubled their lead when Marc-Andre ter Stegen saved a shot from Marco Asensio from another counter-attack but Vazquez pounced on the rebound to score.

Barca got a goal back in the 97th minute when Sergino Dest crossed to Aguero in the six-yard box and the Argentine tapped in but it proved to be a consolation goal as Real moved provisionally top of LaLiga with 20 points.

Barcelona are five points behind in eighth place. Follow all the reaction from El Clasico below, live.

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  • 32 mins: Alaba finishes stunning Madrid counter-attack

  • 94 mins: Vazquez adds second for Madrid on the break

  • 97 mins: Aguero pulls one back with first Barca goal

  • Barcelona slide to fourth straight Clasico defeat

Full time: Barcelona 1-2 Real Madrid

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Real Madrid condemned Barcelona to their fourth consecutive El Clasico defeat as Carlo Ancelotti’s side secured a 2-1 win at the Camp Nou.

Sergino Dest missed a golden opportunity to give the hosts the lead when he blazed a shot over the bar early on before David Alaba scored his first Real Madrid goal when he started and then finished a blistering counter attack.

Barcelona struggled to create any clear chances as they searched for a response in the second half and the visitors wrapped up the victory in stoppage time when Lucas Vasquez converted from close range following another swift break.

There was still time for Sergio Aguero to net his first Barcelona goal with seconds remaining, but it was too little too late for Ronald Koeman’s side as they fell to another damaging defeat.

Here are how the players rated at the Camp Nou:

Player ratings from El Clasico as David Alaba stars in Real Madrid win over Barcelona

Full time: Barcelona 1-2 Real Madrid

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Carlo Ancelotti on Real Madrid’s victory in El Clasico: “I am happy because El Clasico is the most important match and we have won it here. Unfortunately there are only three points. We came out well, Barça also played a good game.

“It was a tactical and intelligent game. Defensively very well, we missed some passes in the first half. But we were effective against the team, this team has quality. The game was difficult, having won it leaves us happy.

“We can compete [for the title]. The team is very solid, we have to think that we have played against a great team that has played a good game. The fact that we are able to suffer together and not lose the ball is a virtue.”

This is Ancelotti’s first win at the Camp Nou, after he failed to win at Barcelona in his previous spell in charge.

Full time: Barcelona 1-2 Real Madrid

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There are numerous stats out there which sum up Barcelona’s recent slide over the past couple of seasons - this is another notable one.

Full time: Barcelona 1-2 Real Madrid

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This was the goal that wrapped up the Clasico, even though there was still time for Aguero to pull one back.

Full time: Barcelona 1-2 Real Madrid

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Busquets adds: “We have to keep fighting, there’s a long way to go in La Liga. We will try to get back to the top little by little.”

Barcelona are eighth and are five points behind Madrid, who lead the way on 20 points alongside Sevilla and Real Sociedad.

Full time: Barcelona 1-2 Real Madrid

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“I don’t think we deserved to lose, but that’s football,” concedes Busquets. “Matches are decided at both areas and they were better than us.”

Full time: Barcelona 1-2 Real Madrid

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“Sometimes you need to be defensive and it worked today,” Courtois says at pitchside.

It’s a game plan that worked for Real Madrid, though. They controlled Barcelona from the 15th minute and looked dangerous on the break. Barcelona barely threatened and Real Madrid defended well - Alaba was magnificent.

FULL TIME! Barcelona 1-2 Real Madrid

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Subdued silence at the Camp Nou as Barcelona slide to their fourth straight Clasico defeat. Real Madrid were deserved winners and they move to the top of the table, while the hosts remain eighth.

GOAL! Barcelona 1-2 Real Madrid (AGUERO 96’)

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Aguero gets his first Barcelona goal as he volleys in Dest’s cross from the right - but it’s too little too late, there are only seconds left to play!

Barcelona 0-2 Real Madrid

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90+5 mins: Just before the goal there had been chaos in the Real Madrid box after Casemiro gave the ball away. But Real Madrid were able to clear before hitting Barcelona on the break!

GOAL! Barcelona 0-2 Real Madrid (VAZGUEZ 94’)

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Real Madrid will win the Clasico! It comes from another counter-attack after Barcelona threw men forward in search of the equaliser, and Vazquez finishes from close range after Ter Stegen had saved Asensio’s shot.

Barcelona 0-1 Real Madrid

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90+1 mins: Pique has joined De Jong in Barcelona’s attack. Dest gets to the byline and clips a ball in, but Courtois saves.

Barcelona 0-1 Real Madrid

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90 mins: Courtois is back up and looks to be fine. There will be seven minutes of time added on!

Barcelona 0-1 Real Madrid

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89 mins: Courtois is now down. There was no one around him as he cleared the ball but the goalkeeper is clutching his knee and looks to be in pain. The Real Madrid players look concerned.

Barcelona 0-1 Real Madrid

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88 mins: Coutinho’s chip towards De Jong is claimed by Courtois. Barcelona are running out of ideas.

Barcelona 0-1 Real Madrid

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86 mins: Vinicius is down with cramp - which I’m sure is completely unrelated to the fact he was about to come off for Asensio! Madrid are looking to run the clock down.

Barcelona 0-1 Real Madrid

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84 mins: Chance for Barcelona! Depay digs out a ball towards the back post, but Aguero can’t keep the header down.

Gavi is replaced by Luuk de Jong, and there is whistling as he comes onto the pitch.

Barcelona 0-1 Real Madrid

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82 mins: Pique and Valverde are both down following a clash of heads. It looks like Camavinga and Asensio will be the next Real Madrid players to come on.

Barcelona 0-1 Real Madrid

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80 mins: Aguero gets his first touch following a mistake from Mendy. He shows a good turn of pace over the first few yards but Mendy gets back well to pressure him, before Alaba heads away his cross.

Barcelona 0-1 Real Madrid

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78 mins: Real Madrid are looking so solid defensively as they line up in their two banks on the edge of their box. Barcelona are really struggling to break them down and Aguero has barely had a touch since coming on.

Barcelona 0-1 Real Madrid

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76 mins: Busquets feeds the ball inside to Coutinho, but Militao gets back well to poke the ball away as he looked to cut inside.

De Jong is replaced by Sergi Roberto.

Barcelona 0-1 Real Madrid

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74 mins: Vinicius beats Dest, who hauls him down. The Brazilian has been unplayable today.

Barcelona 0-1 Real Madrid

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72 mins: It should be 2-0, but somehow it’s not! It’s again lovely play from Vinicius, who combines with Benzema, who then plays it out to Mendy. Benzema is inches away from back-heeling Mendy’s square ball into the net, and Barcelona scramble clear.

Aguero is on for Barcelona! He replaces Fati.

Barcelona 0-1 Real Madrid

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71 mins: Real Madrid make their first substation as Fede Valverde replaces Rodrygo.

Barcelona 0-1 Real Madrid

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68 mins: Busquets disguises a beautiful pass into Gavi inside the box, but Real Madrid crowd out the midfielder and the move breaks down.

Barcelona 0-1 Real Madrid

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67 mins: Modric beats Busquets to the ball and suddenly Madrid break through Benzema. The ball forward to Vinicius is then beautifully timed but Pique forces him away from goal before the move beaks down.

Barcelona 0-1 Real Madrid

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66 mins: Real Madrid slow the game down as they begin to knock the ball around the Camp Nou, to the sound of whistles from the Barcelona fans. But a loose pass from Casemiro hands possession back to the hosts.

Barcelona 0-1 Real Madrid

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64 mins: Fati ducks in between Vazquez and Modric and wins a foul of the corner of the Real Madrid box. Alba’s cross is punched by Courtois before Rodrygo clears up at the back post.

Barcelona 0-1 Real Madrid

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63 mins: Coutinho is taking the game to Ream Madrid following his introduction from the bench. He almost breaks into the box but Militao gets back and Coutinho catches him to concede the foul.

Barcelona 0-1 Real Madrid

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61 mins: A lovely back heel from Rodrygo finds Modric, whose shot is blocked. Modric then tees up Benzema, but his volley is straight at Ter Stegen!

Barcelona 0-1 Real Madrid

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60 mins: Whistles at the Camp Nou as Real Madrid keep possession. Vinicius then almost gets on the end of a long ball, but Dest got back just in time to nick away the bouncing ball.

Barcelona 0-1 Real Madrid

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56 mins: Barcelona look considerably more threatening when they attack this half. They appeal for a penalty after the ball hits off Kroos’ arm from a corner as he jumped for the ball with De Jong, but it looks like Kroos was fouled as he contested for it.

Barcelona 0-1 Real Madrid

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55 mins: A lovely touch from Benzema on his chest opens up a Madrid attack, which ends with Mendy’s shot at Ter Stegen.

Vinicius then works the ball to Kroos in the corner, which sets up Rodrygo’s effort. But that flies wide of goal.

Barcelona 0-1 Real Madrid

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53 mins: Modric switches play to Mendy but Gavi arrives just in time to beat the full back to the ball. He’s caught by Mendy and Barcelona win a free kick.

Barcelona 0-1 Real Madrid

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51 mins: The second half has started off with the same intensity as the first ended. The next goal is vital and both teams are pushing for it.

Barcelona 0-1 Real Madrid

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49 mins: Save from Courtois! Alba fires a low ball across the box which Fati meets at the near post, but his shot is straight at the Belgian goalkeeper.

Barcelona 0-1 Real Madrid

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48 mins: Better from Barcelona, this. Coutinho has made a decent impact and links up well with Depay before his shot is blocked and goes out for a corner, which Madrid clear.

Barcelona 0-1 Real Madrid

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46 mins: Dest steals in to win the ball ahead of Vinicius, but the referee blows for a foul. Barcelona look like they’ve switched formation to 4-2-3-1, with Fati on the left and Coutinho behind Depay.

Kick off! Barcelona 0-1 Real Madrid

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Back underway! Barcelona go straight on the attack through Fati but his cross towards substitute Coutinho is just behind the Brazilian.

HT: Barcelona 0-1 Real Madrid

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Philippe Coutinho is coming on for Barcelona for Oscar Mingueza. who was given a torrid time by Vinicius in the first half. Dest will move to right back.

HT: Barcelona 0-1 Real Madrid

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The players are back in the tunnel at the Camp Nou. Huge 45 minutes coming up now for Barcelona and Ronald Koeman.

HT: Barcelona 0-1 Real Madrid

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Here’s the goal that gave Real Madrid the lead. It’s a stunning move, but Mingueza needs to do better to stop Vinicius.

HALF-TIME: Barcelona 0-1 Real Madrid

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After a slow start, that was an entertaining first half at the Camp Nou. Real Madrid lead and are the team with the clear gameplan. Alaba started and finished a brilliant counter-attack to give his side the lead, after Dest had spurned a great opportunity when the ball broke to him in the box. Barcelona have played some good football at times, but it’s the visitors who look the most likely to score next.

Barcelona 0-1 Real Madrid

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44 mins: Chance for Barcelona! Busquets plays a lovely clipped ball to Alba, who cuts it back to Fati. Real Madrid close Fati down well and his shot is blocked by Alaba.

Barcelona 0-1 Real Madrid

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42 mins: Madrid spring forward after a lovely couple of touches from Modric and Benzema opens up the pitch. Barcelona are able to get back and slow down the attack, and there are half-appeals for a penalty after Benzema goes down in the box after grappling with Garcia. But it’s waved away.

Barcelona 0-1 Real Madrid

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39 mins: The game plan from Ancelotti is clear and Real Madrid look so dangerous on the counter attack. Barcelona are on the attack again but they look so open whenever they concede possession.

Barcelona 0-1 Real Madrid

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36 mins: Barcelona stay on the front foot and win a corner after Garcia’s shot is deflected wide. Pique connects again but is unable to steer his header at goal, but Madrid almost break again! It ends with Kroos meeting Vinicius’ cross at the back post but Alba makes the block.

Barcelona 0-1 Real Madrid

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34 mins: Close! Barcelona almost find an immediate response as Pique meets a Depay corner at the near post, but his flicked header across goal drifts wide of the far post!

GOAL! Barcelona 0-1 Real Madrid (ALABA 32’)

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Stunning counter attack from Real Madrid, and it’s David Alaba who opens the scoring on his Clasico debut! The break started with Alaba tackling Depay on the edge of the Real Madrid box, the white shirts flooded forward and Alaba continued his run before firing an unstoppable shot past Ter Stegen!

Barcelona 0-0 Real Madrid

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30 mins: Depay takes an ambitious shot at goal from about 30 yards from goal, and it flies over the bar.

Barcelona 0-0 Real Madrid

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28 mins: Another half-chance for Madrid after getting behind the Barcelona line. This time it was Rodrygo cutting inside and slipping in Benzema, who was half a yard offside. There are fine margins, however, and that Barcelona line does look vulnerable.

Barcelona 0-0 Real Madrid

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26 mins: The Clasico has come to life now. Dest had to score that chance. It was a bit of an awkward one as it came across his body and sat up slightly, be he had to hit the target.

Barcelona 0-0 Real Madrid

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25 mins: Huge chance for Barcelona! It’s brilliant from Depay, he drives around the outside of Militao before squaring to Fati. It takes a touch off him before it breaks to Dest, but he blazes the shot over the bar from 12 yards! He had to hit the target there.

Barcelona 0-0 Real Madrid

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23 mins: Benzema slips in Vinicius, who strayed just beyond the Barcelona high line and was offside. It took an age for the referee to pull it back, though, and Vinicius went round Ter Stegen, twice, and shot at goal before the play was stopped.

Barcelona 0-0 Real Madrid

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20 mins: That’s quite brilliant from Vinicius, and Real Madrid can’t believe they haven’t been awarded a penalty! The winger skips past Mingueza and drives into the box before he cuts inside Garcia. It looks like Vinicius might have been clipped, but the referee waves away the appeals. It looks to be the correct decision.

Barcelona 0-0 Real Madrid

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17 mins: Barcelona are playing an extremely high line, and Madrid are looking to hit the space in behind to release Vinicius and Rodrygo.

Barcelona 0-0 Real Madrid

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15 mins: It’s still a bit scrappy at the Camp Nou. Benzema and Ansu Fati have been quiet so far and a lot of the play has stayed in midfield.

Barcelona 0-0 Real Madrid

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13 mins: Madrid release Vinicius on the left, who dribbles into the box before his cutback is cleared for a corner by Garcia. Barcelona are able to clear before they threaten to counter-attack, but the move breaks down as De Jong plays a loose pass.

Barcelona 0-0 Real Madrid

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12 mins: On the other side, Mingueza crashes into Vinicius and concedes the foul. Real Madrid are growing into this now.

Barcelona 0-0 Real Madrid

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10 mins: Real Madrid have their first period of possession inside the Barcelona half, before Benzema gives it away as he looks for Vinicius. Barcelona play it out to Depay on the left and he skips past Vazquez before being brought down. The full back escapes a booking.

Barcelona 0-0 Real Madrid

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8 mins: Gavi picks up a foul as he skips away from Kroos, before Madrid conceded another cheap turnover as Vazquez loses the ball on the touchline.

Barcelona 0-0 Real Madrid

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6 mins: Barcelona have settled well and have had the majority of the early possession. They’re still looking to find their first few balls into the Real Madrid third, however, and the visitors look comfortable so far - even if they haven’t been convincing in possession.

Barcelona 0-0 Real Madrid

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5 mins: Vinicius drops into midfield and beats a couple of players before he is forced into conceding possession. The Brazilian is certainly in form coming into this one.

Barcelona 0-0 Real Madrid

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3 mins: Alba intercepts a loose pass forward and immediately tries to slide Ansu Fati in behind. Militao eases him off the ball and Courtois collects, as Barcelona appeal for a penalty. There was nothing in that, though.

Barcelona 0-0 Real Madrid

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2 mins: De Jong then presses Modric into a mistake as Barcelona win the ball back. Dest has started on the right wing, ahead of Mingueza.

Kick off! Barcelona 0-0 Real Madrid

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We’re off! Casemiro snaps into his first tackle to rob the ball from De Jong as Real Madrid quickly regain possession from kick off.

Barcelona vs Real Madrid

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The players are out at the Camp Nou! The stadium is looking sensational but, interestingly, it’s not a sell-out. That says quite a bit about where Barcelona are at the moment.

Barcelona vs Real Madrid; Koeman under ‘no fear’

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Ronald Koeman insisted his side will go into El Clasico with “no fear”, despite the Barcelona manager being under pressure following their questionable start to the season. The Dutchman was reportedly close to the sack following the back-to-back defeats to Benfica and Atletico Madrid but his side have responded with wins against Levante and Dynamo Kiev.

"We've won two games in a row and the feelings are good," Koeman said. "The Clasico is one of the most important games of the season and a chance to show that we are on the right path. The result is important, but it won't be decisive because there is still a long way to go.

"We have to play without fear. We're confident. We know what we can do and we want to show that. We are at home, we will have our fans behind us and I'm not going into the game with any fear."

Barcelona vs Real Madrid

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Kick-off is fast approaching at the Camp Nou. Real Madrid have won the last three Clasicos and you have to go back to October 2018 for Barcelona’s last home victory against their rivals.

Carlo Ancelotti’s side will go top if they win their fourth successive Clasico, while Barcelona would leapfrog Los Blancos into fourth if they pick up three points.

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Barcelona vs Real Madrid: Fati, Gavi offer hosts hope

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While Barcelona come into the first Clasico of the season eighth in La Liga and are still reeling from the loss of Lionel Messi, the performances of 17-year-old Gavi and the return of 18-year-old Ansu Fati are giving the Camp Nou hope for the future.

Gavi’s early season displays earned him a call-up to the Spanish national team, where he became the country’s youngest ever player when he starred against Italy and France in the Nations League finals earlier this month.

Fati, meanwhile, has returned to the team after suffering a serious knee injury last season and has immediately got back amongst the goals, scoring in recent wins over Levante and Valencia.

The forward joined fellow teenager Pedri in signing a new long-term contract this week, and the timing of the announcement before the first Clasico of the season does not feel like a coincidence. It’s a statement from Barcelona that they are putting faith in to their trio of talented youngsters.

Barcelona vs Real Madrid: Benzema for Ballon D’Or?

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Karim Benzema has made an astonishing start to the season for Real Madrid, scoring nine goals and assisting a further seven to lead both categories in La Liga.

In Madrid, the striker is being talked about as one of the top contenders for this year’s Ballon D’Or and although Carlo Ancelotti’s side have made an inconsistent start to the season, Benzema’s performances have been a bright light in their campaign so far.

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Barcelona vs Real Madrid: Changes in El Clasico

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Remarkably, today’s match is the first Clasico since April 2005 without either Lionel Messi or Sergio Ramos.

The captains of Barcelona and Real Madrid, and two of the greatest players to ever feature in this historic fixture, both left their respective clubs this summer, joining PSG.

It could be seen as the end of one generation and the start of another in the Clasico. Indeed, with the likes of Ansu Fati and Vinicius Junior leading the lines and playing pivotal roles for their respective sides, it very much feels like that this afternoon.

Pique, Busquets, and Alba, and Benzema, Modric and Kroos, ensures that there remains some veteran heads on both teams.

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Barcelona vs Real Madrid: Team news

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Real Madrid, meanwhile, are unchanged from their impressive 5-0 win over Shahktar Donetsk in midweek. Karim Benzema captains the side and leads the line alongside Vinicius and Rodrygo, with all three scoring in the Champions League win in Ukraine.

Luka Modric, Toni Kroos and Casemiro offer a continuity that is in short supply in this particular fixture, more on that in a second, and perhaps the best midfield three of its generation will once again have the opportunity to control play at the Nou Camp.

David Alaba plays his first Clasico alongside Eder Militao.

Barcelona vs Real Madrid: Team news

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Barcelona make two changes from Wendesday’s 1-0 win over Dynamo Kiev in the Champions League. Eric Garica and Ansu Fati come in for Clement Lenglet and Luuk de Jong.

Jordi Alba starts despite being an injury doubt ahead of the Clasico, while it’s another huge day for 17-year-old Gavi as he makes his first appearance against Real Madrid.

Segino Dest could play on the right wing or at right back, depending on what formation Barcelona play, with Oscar Mingueza filling in at right back or right centre back accordingly.

Barcelona vs Real Madrid: Team news

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Barcelona: Ter Stegen; Dest, Garcia, Pique, Mingueza, Alba; Busquets, Gavi, De Jon; Fati, Depay

Real Madrid: Courtois; Vazquez, Militao, Alaba, Mendy; Casemiro, Kroos, Modric; Rodrygo, Benzema, Vinicius Jr

Barcelona vs Real Madrid

13:51 , Lawrence Ostlere

Barcelona are taking on Real Madrid at the Camp Nou in the first Clasico of the season, as both clubs attempt to kickstart their underwhelming La Liga campaigns. Barca in particular have struggled this season in the post-Messi era and Ronaldo Koeman’s tenure as manager could be cut short if he loses against their fierce rivals today.

“It’s not an additional pressure. We have to go out there and be fearless,” Koeman said this week. “There is no fear from our side. I think we both have a good mix of youth and experience. We are better in ball possession and they are very dangerous counter attacking. We have to be aware of their speed when we lose possession and we need to be effective when we have the chance to score. In a game like this, we can’t afford to miss opportunities.”

Barca come into the game seventh in the table while Carlo Ancelotti’s Real Madrid are fourth and could go top with victory. Vinicius Junior and Karim Benzema have been particularly influential in attack and Barca must find a way to curb their threat.

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