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# El Clasico

This week
29th January 2023 - 4th February 2023
# El Clasico
Real Madrid to meet Barcelona in Copa del Rey semis
Carlo Ancelotti’s side reached the last four after overcoming Atletico Madrid 3-1 in extra time in the quarter-finals, while Barcelona defeated Real Sociedad 1-0.
Last year
2022
# back on top
Real Madrid top La Liga with Clasico win over Barcelona
Carlo Ancelotti’s side beat their fierce rivals 3-1 at the Bernabeu.
# warning
Gareth Bale responds after being branded a 'parasite' by Marca
The Wales captain has launched a furious tirade at the Spanish media.
# El Clasico
Aubameyang scores twice as Barcelona thrash Real Madrid 4-0
It was a Clasico demolition at the Bernabeu.
# no room at the inn
El Clasico to break attendance record for women's fixture as tickets sell out in three days
Barcelona will host Real Madrid at Camp Nou in the Champions League quarter-final second leg in March.
All time
# William Hill
El Clasico, Derby d'Italia and can Man United contain Salah? John Brewin's unmissable matches
We preview a bumper weekend of club football in the latest edition of European Eye.
# Unhappy
Ronald Koeman fumes over referee's display in El Clasico
The Dutch coach walked out of one television interview after the match.
# big game
Messi happy again but Barca wonder if this Clasico will be his last
The winners will move Atletico Madrid off top spot for the first time since December.
# Legend
Messi primed for record-setting Clasico appearance
The Barcelona captain is set to become the club’s all-time leading appearance maker in meetings with Real Madrid.
# Disruption
Fears El Clasico could be overshadowed by protests
Zinedine Zidane insists Real Madrid are only focused on football.
# El Clasico
1-8 from Cork star O'Sullivan steers All-Ireland champions Mourneabbey back to decider
The Rebel kingpins produced a huge second-half performance to see off Monaghan powerhouse Donaghmoyne.
# political unrest
El Clasico postponed for security reasons
Next Saturday’s meeting between Barcelona and Real Madrid has been called off due to the Catalonia protests.
# El Clasico
Suarez strikes twice as Barca batter Real Madrid in Copa semi-final
Barcelona are into the Copa Del Rey final for a sixth successive year.
# El Clasico
Two Clasicos set for one week as Real Madrid draw Barcelona in Copa del Rey semi-final
Friday’s draw means there will be back-to-back Clasicos between the bitter rivals.
# Argument
Gareth Bale's agent hits back after El Clasico criticism
The Welsh star’s representative was not impressed with remarks made by Jorge Valdano.
# Santiago Bernabeu
Antonio Conte lined up at Madrid with Lopetegui on the brink after Clasico humiliation
The Italian is set to take over from Julen Lopetegui following yesterday’s 5-1 defeat to rivals Barcelona.
# El Clasico
Luis Suarez scores hat-trick as Barcelona humiliate Real Madrid in electric El Clasico
Pressure mounted on Julen Lopetegui on Sunday as Real Madrid suffered a 5-1 defeat.
# absent friends
'Pigs were flying in El Clasico before Messi and Ronaldo'
Both Messi and Ronaldo will not be on the field but the Barca boss thinks Sunday’s Clasico will be memorable
# crisis
The sack looms for defiant Real Madrid boss Lopetegui ahead of El Clasico
Just four months into the job, the ex-Spain manager is under enormous pressure after losing again over the weekend.
# El Clasico
Bale helps Real earn a draw against 10-man Barca as Ronaldo goes off injured
Champions Barcelona maintained their season-long unbeaten La Liga run in a thrilling El Clasico this evening.
# tradition
Ramos confirms Madrid won't give guard of honour to champions Barcelona
Sergio Ramos reiterated that the snub was manager Zinedine Zidane’s decision.
# Out of this World
Watch: Lionel Messi assists third Barcelona goal with only one boot on
The Argentina superstar somehow lost his footwear, but still managed to set Aleix Vidal to score against Real Madrid
AS IT HAPPENED
Real Madrid v Barcelona, El Clasico
Real Madrid took on Barcelona, with Zinedine Zidane’s men badly needing a win to stay in the title race.
# eir close calls
Would a loss in El Clasico put Zidane in hot water this weekend? Or has the club legend a bit more leeway?
Madrid-based Dermot Corrigan joins Gavan and Ryan to preview one of the biggest games in football.
# new audiences
La Liga chiefs considering playing El Clasico games abroad
“If we want to compete with the Premier League or the Bundesliga we have to look for added value.”
# Bragging Rights
Ronaldo's topless celebration proves pretty costly though Real still beat Barca in El Clasico
The Portuguese had quite an eventful evening after being introduced as a second-half substitute.
# bad decision
Bale ruled out of Champions League semi-finals as El Clasico start backfires
The Welshman, who has struggled with injuries throughout the season, was taken off in the first half of Sunday’s defeat to Barcelona.
# Messi Magic
Messi's sensational 93rd-minute winner is Barcelona at their counter-attacking best
We’ve been watching this on repeat.
AS IT HAPPENED
Real Madrid v Barcelona, La Liga
It was some game.
# Setback
Barcelona suffer Neymar blow ahead of El Clasico
As well as the clash against Real Madrid, the Brazilian is set to be suspended for home clashes with Real Sociedad and Osasuna.
# Late Drama
Barca left frustrated as last-gasp Ramos goal earns point for Real
Luis Suarez had headed the Catalan side into a second-half lead.
AS IT HAPPENED
Barcelona v Real Madrid, El Clasico
Barcelona took on Real Madrid, with the Catalan side badly needing a win.
# El Clasico
Zidane and Luis Enrique tangled in identity politics
Claims of Real Madrid becoming more like Barcelona or vice-versa are inevitable in a rivalry that sustains two footballing superpowers.
# Bale Out?
El Clásic-no! Bale a major injury doubt for Real Madrid's showdown with Barca
Real Madrid travel to the Camp Nou on 3 December.
# Ah here
You won't be able to watch the first El Clasico of the season live on TV
The 3:15pm kick-off for Barcelona v Real Madrid means it will not be broadcast live on these shores.
# El Clasico
Acrobatic Benzema and cool Ronaldo finish gives 10-man Real win in Barcelona
‘The BBC’ overshadowed ‘MSN’ in a big way tonight.
# 14
Camp Nou brilliantly paid homage to Johan Cruyff before El Clasico
A fitting tribute to the father of Barca football.
# PREDICTION
Who does Guillem Balague think will win tonight's El Clasico?
The Sky Sports pundit gives his thoughts on this evening’s big game in Spain.
# Speculation
'If Real Madrid fail to win, Mourinho will be manager!'
The former club president believes Zinedine Zidane’s tenure at Real Madrid could be brought to a swift end
# Report
Suarez, Neymar star as Barca rout Real Madrid
Barca even had the luxury of leaving Lionel Messi on the bench for part of the game.