Barcelona 2-1 Real Madrid LIVE! El Clasico result, match stream and latest updates today

Barcelona 2-1 Real Madrid LIVE! El Clasico result, match stream and latest updates today

Barcelona vs Real Madrid LIVE!

LaLiga leaders Barcelona's pursuit of a 27th Spanish title gained momentum after they secured a 2-1 comeback win over Real Madrid in El Clasico on Sunday.

The result left second-placed Real trailing Barcelona by 12 points. Real took an early lead after a Vinicius Jr cross deflected off defender Ronald Araujo and went inside his own goal. But Barcelona hit back on half time with a tidy finish by Sergi Roberto from close range.

Barcelona kept pushing for the winner after the break and finally got it in added time when Alejandro Balde raced down the left channel and crossed to Franck Kessie who unleashed an unstoppable first touch strike to give Barca the win.

El Clasico highlights

  • GOAL! Araujo deflects into his own net

  • GOAL! Sergi Roberto hits leveller

  • VAR! Asensio goal chalked off

  • GOAL! Kessie at the death

FC Barcelona 2 - 1 Real Madrid CF

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Sunday 19 March 2023 22:50 , Marc Mayo

Barcelona take a big step towards LaLiga supremacy with Franck Kessie the hero in their 100th Clasico victory over Real Madrid.

Recap all the action with our match report!


Xavi confident Barcelona deserved the win

Sunday 19 March 2023 22:43 , Marc Mayo

“We have dominated, we have generated more chances. I am satisfied.

“The team gave everything and worked in defence and attack. It is a very important victory for us. I think we’ve been good.

“I think we have had more control. They know how to get out of high pressure. The disallowed goal came from our misconception. I think we have been superior in general.”

Carlo Ancelotti unhappy with VAR call

Sunday 19 March 2023 22:36 , Marc Mayo

“We still have doubts that it’s offside. It’s not 100 per cent certain. We’re going back to Madrid with doubts.

“Today we can’t have any doubts about the match we played. We didn’t deserve the defeat, honestly.

“I don’t know, really. In the World Cup the offsides were very clear, but here I am left with doubts.”

One more Clasico to come...

Sunday 19 March 2023 22:31 , Marc Mayo

We’ve had FOUR El Clasico clashes this season - with Barcelona winning the last three in a row over Real Madrid claimed the first one in LaLiga.

And there is one last serving coming up in the Copa del Rey semi-final second leg at the Camp Nou.

That takes place on April 5, with Barcelona a goal up on aggregate.

Highlights: Marco Asensio’s potential winner chalked off

Sunday 19 March 2023 22:20 , Marc Mayo

Barcelona have one hand on the title

Sunday 19 March 2023 22:15 , Marc Mayo

A 12-point advantage with 12 games to go looks pretty solid for the Blaugrana.

Highlights: The late winner

Sunday 19 March 2023 22:06 , Marc Mayo

A night of records

Sunday 19 March 2023 22:02 , Marc Mayo

Barcelona’s 100th Clasico victory, their first LaLiga Clasico comeback at home since the 1980s - and their 3,000th LaLiga goal all in the same moment!

FULL TIME! Barcelona 2-1 Real Madrid

Sunday 19 March 2023 21:59 , Marc Mayo


And is that the LaLiga title in the bag, too?

Sunday 19 March 2023 21:58 , Marc Mayo

90+6 mins: It’s all kicking off a bit now with a yellow card flashed in the direction of the ensuing mob. Not quite sure who that’s for!

Sunday 19 March 2023 21:57 , Marc Mayo

90+5 mins: The locals think the game is over after an offside is whistled by the referee.

Barcelona are not far off, mind...

Sunday 19 March 2023 21:56 , Marc Mayo

90+4 mins: The Camp Nou is bouncing - they feel a 12-point lead in the title race is within their grasp!

Carvajal commits a foul in the Real half.

Sunday 19 March 2023 21:55 , Marc Mayo

90+3 mins: Not long left for Real to hit back..!

GGGOOOOAAALLLLL!!!! Barcelona 2-1 Real Madrid

Sunday 19 March 2023 21:53 , Marc Mayo

90+2 mins: KESSIE!

Balde bombs down the left and he picks out a low cross, calmly finished by the substitute!

Sunday 19 March 2023 21:52 , Marc Mayo

90 mins: Superb play from Asensio to carry the ball out of danger for Real Madrid. Balde booked for hauling him over.

Fati will be Barcelona’s final change of the night, the young winger introduced for Gavi.

Five minutes added on.

Sunday 19 March 2023 21:50 , Marc Mayo

89 mins: Mendy links up with Benzema in the D and smacks a pass straight into touch.

Right place, wrong player.

Sunday 19 March 2023 21:49 , Marc Mayo

88 mins: Smart Barcelona counter sees Courtois come off his line to claim a cross.

Vinicius Jr straight up the other end and his cross beats almost everybody.

A very open end to this game!

Sunday 19 March 2023 21:48 , Marc Mayo

86 mins: Real on top since the disallowed goal...

Benzema pops up to slide a shot into a defender and Vinicius Jr’s follow-up is also cleared! Corner.

Sunday 19 March 2023 21:47 , Marc Mayo

84 mins: Back underway with Torres on for Raphinha during that wait.


Sunday 19 March 2023 21:42 , Marc Mayo

81 mins: Carvajal rolls a ball into the box and Asensio turns it home... but is it offside?

VAR wants a look.

After a lenghty wait it’s ruled out!

Real Madrid chance!

Sunday 19 March 2023 21:41 , Marc Mayo

79 mins: Benzema latches onto a loose touch by Kounde and has an opening... fired tamely straight at Ter Stegen!

Sunday 19 March 2023 21:40 , Marc Mayo

77 mins: Nice and easy save for Ter Stegen as Vinicius Jr aims a low shot from the edge of the box.

That’s Real’s first shot on target of the half.

Sunday 19 March 2023 21:39 , Marc Mayo

76 mins: More changes from Real as Ceballos, Tchouameni and Asensio come on for Modric, Camavinga and Valverde.

Sergi Roberto is replaced by Kessie for Barcelona.

Barcelona chance!

Sunday 19 March 2023 21:38 , Marc Mayo

75 mins: Lewandowski spins onto a ball down the left channel and smacks a shot into the side netting!

VAR may well have pulled him back for offside, there...

Sunday 19 March 2023 21:36 , Marc Mayo

74 mins: Courtois turns away Raphinha’s bouncing volley from outside the box!

Barcelona’s fans are loving this, they feel a winner is not far off. Ancelotti may agree with them as more substitutes get ready.

Sunday 19 March 2023 21:34 , Marc Mayo

72 mins: Good break opportunity from the hosts until Raphinha’s ball through to Lewandowski is quashed.

A scrappy couple of moments for Barcelona, who might need a substitution or two for some fresh legs.

Sunday 19 March 2023 21:32 , Marc Mayo

70 mins: A rare foray forward for Madrid ends in Vinicius Jr lashing a shot well high and wide from 18 yards.

It’s been a typically impressive, dynamic display from the Brazilian but he needs much more support.

Sunday 19 March 2023 21:31 , Marc Mayo

69 mins: Stonewall booking for Modric after dragging back Gavi on the run.

Barcelona chance!

Sunday 19 March 2023 21:29 , Marc Mayo


Kounde picks up a loose ball from a set play and Busquets clips in a lovely cross.

It beats the last defender and, unmarked at the far post, Lewandowski goes for the acrobatics and fires over!

Sunday 19 March 2023 21:27 , Marc Mayo

64 mins: Modric dragged back by Sergi Roberto, that’s a booking for the Spaniard.

Madrid have thrown Rodrygo up front in a central position, floating off Benzema with the emphasis on Carvajal pushing very high up down the right when they have the ball.

Sunday 19 March 2023 21:25 , Marc Mayo

62 mins: Immediate chance for Rodrygo as he slashes a snapshot over the bar!

Madrid have to wrestle the impetus back and had a moment there, even after Vinicius Jr slipped in a promising position.

Sunday 19 March 2023 21:23 , Marc Mayo

60 mins: Vinicius Jr appears down the left and has a cute lay-off to Benzema intercepted.

Barcelona are then straight on the counter and Rudiger deals with Lewandowski, who cuts out Courtois’ control for a goal kick in a nervy moment for the visitors!

Time for a change.

Ancelotti summons Rodrygo to replace Kroos in a forward-thinking change down Madrid’s right flank. Mendy on for Nacho.

Barcelona chance!

Sunday 19 March 2023 21:21 , Marc Mayo

58 mins: Lewandowski spins and Militao deflects his effort from range barely a yard wide of the goal!

Courtois was beaten...

Barcelona take the corner quick and De Jong fires over.

Sunday 19 March 2023 21:19 , Marc Mayo

57 mins: Carvajal on the turf for a moment after receiving a tickle from the elbow of Gavi on his jawline. He’ll soldier on.

Sunday 19 March 2023 21:18 , Marc Mayo

56 mins: An embarrassing miskick from Valverde sends him for a spin as Barcelona steal back possession, backed by their boisterous home support.

Raphinha nearly finds Lewandowski but Real repel the pass, the visitors having actually done a good job on the Pole so far.

Sunday 19 March 2023 21:16 , Marc Mayo

54 mins: A moment for Madrid now as they look to find Benzema in the box.

Eventually Modric just reckons he should shoot himself. Kounde blocks it.

Very little threat from any individual Real player - Vinicius Jr aside - in this game.

Sunday 19 March 2023 21:13 , Marc Mayo

51 mins: HUGE tackle by Nacho to turn Sergi Roberto’s dangerous cross away from Raphinha!

Barcelona turning up the pressure...

Sunday 19 March 2023 21:11 , Marc Mayo

48 mins:Very hopeful from Gavi as he knocks the ball around Carvajal in the Real box and flops under the defender’s clear attempt to not tackle him. No penalty.

Sunday 19 March 2023 21:09 , Marc Mayo

47 mins: No surprise to see Real getting off to a bright start having no doubt been given a dressing down by Ancelotti at the break.

Vinicius Jr gets down the left and beats Araujo for pace... but not enough to keep the ball in play and his cross is shot wide by Valverde anyway.

Kick-off! Barcelona 1-1 Real Madrid

Sunday 19 March 2023 21:07 , Marc Mayo

El Clasico is back underway!

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Here come the players!

Sunday 19 March 2023 21:05 , Marc Mayo

Xavi watches on from his dugout as Barcelona and Real Madrid head back out onto the pitch.

Second half coming up...

First-half highlights: Sergi Roberto’s leveller

Sunday 19 March 2023 21:05 , Marc Mayo

Questions for Real Madrid

Sunday 19 March 2023 21:00 , Marc Mayo

Los Blancos sneaked into an early lead and have looked dangerous at times, but in reality have failed to truly lay a glove on Barcelona for large parts of the game.

Marc-Andre ter Stegen has only been beaten by an unfortunate deflection and looks very much in control of his box.

Vital moment for Barcelona

Sunday 19 March 2023 20:57 , Marc Mayo

The LaLiga leaders will be the happier side with a point tonight, in the grand scheme of things.

That goal, fully justified from their performance, sends them into the break in the ascendancy.

First-half highlights: Real Madrid open the scoring

Sunday 19 March 2023 20:51 , Marc Mayo

Half time in El Clasico! Barcelona 1-1 Real Madrid

Sunday 19 March 2023 20:50 , Marc Mayo

All square in El Clasico at the break after that goal.

GGGOOOOAAAALLLLLL!!!!! Barcelona 1-1 Real Madrid

Sunday 19 March 2023 20:48 , Marc Mayo


Barcelona keep a move alive despite Raphinha’s air kick and a goalmouth scramble leads to Sergi Roberto slamming home!

Sunday 19 March 2023 20:47 , Marc Mayo

43 mins: Benzema meets a deep cross and has it all to do with a header, falling backwards at the far post - not that that usually stops him!

The ball loops up and Ter Stegen claims.

Sunday 19 March 2023 20:46 , Marc Mayo

42 mins: Good defensive header by Balde at the far post after Vinicius Jr digs out a cross on the left.

Madrid are preferring the scrappy nature to the last few minutes of this Clasico.

Sunday 19 March 2023 20:44 , Marc Mayo

40 mins: A poor pass sees Barcelona’s latest move break down before Nacho sails his pass into touch anyway.

The Catalans on top late in the half and Nacho somehow avoids a foul for palming off Raphinha on the byline.

Vinicius Jr is then bundled over by the corner flag and that is a free kick.

Sunday 19 March 2023 20:40 , Marc Mayo

36 mins: Not a huge sense of control from Real now, who have not threatened at all in attack over the past ten or so minutes.

Vinicius Jr tries to change that but gets crowded out and the ball balloons up for Ter Stegen.


Sunday 19 March 2023 20:38 , Marc Mayo

34 mins: Another save from Courtois!

Raphinha unleashes a powerful hit from the edge of the box and the Real keeper throws a hand up to tip it over. A central shot, easy enough for Courtois, but on target nonetheless.

Sunday 19 March 2023 20:37 , Marc Mayo

33 mins: A yellow card for Raphinha after sticking a late one on Kroos.

A few crunchy tackles flying in during this first half, the derby tension gently simmering away.

Sunday 19 March 2023 20:35 , Marc Mayo

31 mins: Araujo bombs forward to win a corner and its played short before a wicked ball into the near post... Christensen heads it low and straight at Courtois!

Sunday 19 March 2023 20:32 , Marc Mayo

29 mins: For all their patient possession, it is high crosses into the box creating the biggest threat for Barcelona.

Having said that, the ball statistics are almost exactly even so far.

Sunday 19 March 2023 20:31 , Marc Mayo

27 mins: A delightful piece of skill from Vinicius Jr beats Kounde and Araujo all ends up... and Ter Stegen gets off his line well to gather and end his run.

Barcelona chance!

Sunday 19 March 2023 20:27 , Marc Mayo

24 mins: Christensen pops up at the near post and, unmarked, doesn’t make enough contact as his header flies wide!

Sunday 19 March 2023 20:26 , Marc Mayo

22 mins: Sleek counter-attack from Los Blancos as Valverde is released with a sweet ball in behind.

He cuts it back to Benzema but his first touch isn’t great from the overhit pass, leading to a lay-off for Carvajal that the right-back stumbles over. Goal kick.

Sunday 19 March 2023 20:25 , Marc Mayo

21 mins: Nacho sends Raphinha for a churro with a delightful flick on the touchline, but Barcelona get back to deal with the threat.

Sunday 19 March 2023 20:23 , Marc Mayo

19 mins: Araujo makes a dart into the box and looks to get onto the end of Raphinha’s dink to the back stick.

Militao shepherds the defender away from the ball and it drifts into touch.

Sunday 19 March 2023 20:21 , Marc Mayo

17 mins: And now a yellow card for Nacho after sending Araujo to the ground with a late stud to the heel.

There was not much in that compared to Sergi Roberto’s tackle moments ago! Real are protesting exactly that...

Sunday 19 March 2023 20:19 , Marc Mayo

15 mins: Sergi Roberto lucky to dodge a booking for a very late slide tackle on Nacho.

Ancelotti breaks from his usually calm demanour to demand a card.

Barcelona chance!

Sunday 19 March 2023 20:16 , Marc Mayo

12 mins: Lewandowski spins in the box and prepares to shoot - just as Carvajal lands a vital tackle in to allow Real to scramble clear!

Sunday 19 March 2023 20:15 , Marc Mayo

11 mins: Madrid now have the possession with that goal really coming against the run of play.

Big test of Barcelona’s mettle now.

GGGOOOOAAAALLLLL!!!! Barcelona 0-1 Real Madrid

Sunday 19 March 2023 20:12 , Marc Mayo


Wriggling down the left, the Brazilian’s cross is deflected in by Araujo’s head! He knew very little about that...

Vinicius celebrates right at the home fans - they’re stunned!

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Sunday 19 March 2023 20:10 , Marc Mayo

7 mins: Rudiger rockets a shot from absolutely miles out but Ter Stegen watches it all the way, catching on his line.

That would quite possibly have been the most audacious Clasico goal ever!

Barcelona chance!

Sunday 19 March 2023 20:09 , Marc Mayo

5 mins: Madrid right under the cosh now as Raphinha latches onto a far-post cross and forces Courtois into a fine diving save!

Another effort from distance flies over as the locals ratchet the volume levels right up.

Sunday 19 March 2023 20:06 , Marc Mayo

3 mins: Barcelona settle into a possession rhythm since that early moment in their own half.

Lewandowski spins 25 yards from goal and forces a fine save by Courtois!

One he’ll expect to make but a good effort from the Pole.

Sunday 19 March 2023 20:04 , Marc Mayo

1 min: Early intent from Benzema, who fires a shot on target that Ter Stegen falls on smartly.

El Clasico kick-off!

Sunday 19 March 2023 20:03 , Marc Mayo

Ricardo de Burgos Bengoetxea blows his whistle and away we go!

It’s Barcelona vs Real Madrid in LaLiga...

Barcelona royalty in the stands

Sunday 19 March 2023 20:01 , Marc Mayo

Pep Guardiola is in the ground to watch tonight’s game as he begins a week off for Manchester City.

He greets Johan Cruyff’s widow, Danny Coster, to big cheers around the Camp Nou as the images appear on the screen.

El Clasico countdown to kick-off

Sunday 19 March 2023 19:59 , Marc Mayo

Here come the players!

Camp Nou, naturally, is packed to the rafters for this clash with only a tiny visiting allocation tucked away in the top corner.

Madrid eyes on these two

Sunday 19 March 2023 19:56 , Marc Mayo

Vinicius Jr has enjoyed a fine season and has arguably already taken up Karim Benzema’s mantle as Real’s leading light.

Can he fire Madrid back into the LaLiga title picture?

Kick-off coming up!

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No Florentino Perez at the Camp Nou

Sunday 19 March 2023 19:54 , Marc Mayo

The Real Madrid club president has rejected the customary luncheon with his Barcelona counterpart, Joan Laporta, today and will not be at the Camp Nou for the game.

His decision is part of Real’s anger over their rivals’ Negreira Case allegations over the club’s alleged corruption of refereeing officials.

El Clasico countdown to kick-off

Sunday 19 March 2023 19:51 , Marc Mayo

The warm-ups are done and atmosphere bubbling away in Catalonia.

Kick-off in ten minutes!

El Clasico throwback: Gavi leads Barcelona to a Supercopa win

Sunday 19 March 2023 19:47 , Marc Mayo

These two sides are sick at the side of each other.

They’ve already met in LaLiga this year plus the Supercopa de Espana final - and they’re in the middle of a Copa del Rey semi-final.

Barcelona are 2-1 for wins.

Some optimistic Barcelona fans in the Camp Nou

Sunday 19 March 2023 19:40 , Marc Mayo

Xavi speaks out amid Negreira Case

Sunday 19 March 2023 19:36 , Marc Mayo

Barcelona’s role in alleged historic corruption of referees will not impact their gameplan tonight, Xavi has asserted.

He said: “They won't destabilise us with all this that's happening. What I do know is that we won quite legally. I never sensed that we were winning thanks to the referees. If I felt that, I'd have gone home. I don't want to benefit that way.

“We are just focused on competing. We try to keep natural with the players and not get distracted by all that can happen at a club like this.

“What the president says is to be respected. He is the leader of this project. I don't want to add anything to a topic that has already been spoken about a lot.”

El Clasico countdown to kick-off

Sunday 19 March 2023 19:29 , Marc Mayo

The warm-ups are underway with kick-off in half an hour at the Camp Nou!

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So far in LaLiga today

Sunday 19 March 2023 19:25 , Marc Mayo

Four wins to nil in the games earlier on as Real Sociedad, Villarreal, Getafe and Real Betis all claimed three points.

That kept the San Sebastian club in fourth place ahead of Betis.

El Clasico throwback: Karim Benzema’s record-breaking goal

Sunday 19 March 2023 19:19 , Marc Mayo

Real Madrid rock up at the Camp Nou

Sunday 19 March 2023 19:14 , Marc Mayo

Carlo Ancelotti facing questions on his future

Sunday 19 March 2023 19:08 , Marc Mayo

With silverware looking far from certain for Real Madrid this season, coach Ancelotti has spoken out on his future for after this season.

There are even rumours he will take over as the next manager of Brazil.

He said: “It's an evaluation that the club has to make, not me.

“I've said many times that I'd stay here for life, but I think that's impossible. It's a decision the club will take at the end of the season, whatever happens.”

A typically warm welcome for the Madrid team bus in Barcelona

Sunday 19 March 2023 19:02 , Marc Mayo

Tonight’s destination

Sunday 19 March 2023 18:57 , Marc Mayo

A Camp Nou, albeit one which is currently a bit of a building site, will host tonight’s match.

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Two changes for Barcelona

Sunday 19 March 2023 18:50 , Marc Mayo

Ronald Araujo returns from a ban to replace Ferran Torres in the Barcelona XI.

That means Sergi Roberto will nudge upfield to form a 4-4-2 for the hosts, effectively matching up with Real Madrid who will have Federico Valverde operating in a similar role.

How Barcelona line up for El Clasico

Sunday 19 March 2023 18:42 , Marc Mayo

Barcelona XI: Ter Stegen; Araujo, Kounde, Christensen, Balde; Sergi Roberto, Gavi, Busquets, De Jong; Raphinha, Lewandowski.

Subs: Fati, Torres, Pena, Marcos Alonso, Alba, Kessie, Garcia, Torre, Tenas, Alarcon.

Los Blancos unchanged

Sunday 19 March 2023 18:38 , Marc Mayo

Carlo Ancelotti keeps with the same line-up that beat Liverpool as Eduardo Camavinga beats Aurelien Tchouameni to completing the midfield.

Nacho Fernandez is preferred at left-back over the fit-again Ferland Mendy.

How Real Madrid line up tonight

Sunday 19 March 2023 18:32 , Marc Mayo

Real Madrid XI: Courtois; Carvajal, Militao, Rudiger, Nacho; Modric, Camavinga, Kroos; Valverde, Benzema, Vinicius Jr.

Subs: Lunin, Lopez, Vallejo, Hazard, Tchouameni, Asensio, Odriozola, Vazquez, Ceballos, Mariano, Mendy, Rodrygo.

El Clasico head-to-head record

Sunday 19 March 2023 18:28 , Marc Mayo

A century of Clasico victories await the Catalans if they win this derby, having scored only six fewer goals than Los Blancos in their 252 competitive meetings.

Barcelona wins: 99

Draws: 52

Real Madrid wins: 101

Evening Standard score prediction

Sunday 19 March 2023 18:21 , Marc Mayo

Barcelona have genuine reason to believe this is their year to reclaim the LaLiga crown off Madrid and a win here will virtually secure that.

Barcelona to win, 3-1.

Sunday 19 March 2023 18:17 , Marc Mayo

Predicted Real Madrid XI (4-3-3): Courtois; Carvajal, Militao, Rudiger, Mendy; Modric, Tchouameni, Kroos; Valverde, Benzema, Vinicius Jr.

Early Real Madrid team news

Sunday 19 March 2023 18:10 , Marc Mayo

Karim Benzema was once again an injury doubt having picked up a leg knock against Liverpool in midweek, but he’s fit to play tonight.

Ferland Mendy could start after making the bench in that game, leaving David Alaba and Alvaro Rodriguez as the only other concerns for Carlo Ancelotti.

Sunday 19 March 2023 18:04 , Marc Mayo

Predicted Barcelona XI (4-3-3): Ter Stegen; Araujo, Kounde, Christensen, Balde; Gavi, Busquets, De Jong; Raphinha, Lewandowski, Torres.

Early Barcelona team news

Sunday 19 March 2023 17:57 , Marc Mayo

Pedri will miss out for Barcelona after withdrawing from Spain duty with a hamstring injury and then being omitted from Xavi’s matchday group.

Ousmane Dembele will also miss out having suffered a setback in his own comeback bid, but Ronald Araujo is back from suspension and top scorer Robert Lewandowski fit.

Where to watch Barcelona vs Real Madrid

Sunday 19 March 2023 17:51 , Marc Mayo

TV channel: In the UK, the game will be televised live on ViaPlay and LaLiga TV.

Live stream: Subscribers can also catch the contest live online via the ViaPlay and LaLiga TV apps and websites.

El Clasico: Hello and welcome!

Sunday 19 March 2023 17:46 , Marc Mayo

It’s the big one! Barcelona vs Real Madrid takes place tonight with the LaLiga title at stake.

The Catalans boast a hefty lead over their rivals and can go 12 points clear with a win tonight ahead of the final 12 games.

Kick-off from the Camp Nou comes at 8pm GMT so keep it with Standard Sport for all the build-up, match action and reaction!

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