Barcelona 1-1 Real Madrid LIVE! El Clasico match stream, latest score and goal updates today
El Clasico returns to the Camp Nou tonight as arguably the most famous club rivalry in world football is renewed once again. This is already the fourth meeting of the season between these fierce foes, with another still on the schedule as the second leg of their Copa del Rey semi-final looms next month. Barcelona hold a narrow lead after Eder Militao’s own goal at the Bernabeu, as they also won the Spanish Super Cup but lost the first La Liga clash in October.
Another win for the Catalans here in Xavi’s first home Clasico would be their 100th in this top-flight game and see them take a surely decisive 12-point lead in the title race with just 12 games left this season. They put their loss to Almeria behind them after back-to-back wins over Valencia and Athletic Club, with Madrid progressing in the Champions League but dropping points domestically to the likes of Real Betis and Atletico.
Karim Benzema’s fitness after another blow is a major boost for Carlo Ancelotti and Los Blancos, with Pedri’s absence a bitter pill for Barca. Follow Barcelona vs Real Madrid in El Clasico live below!
First half highlights: Real Madrid open the scoring
Clasico halftime! Barcelona 1-1 Real Madrid
Everything is square in El Clasico at the break after this goal.
GGGOOOOAAALLLLLL!!!!! Barcelona 1-1 Real Madrid
45 mins: SERI ROBERTO!
Barcelona keep a move alive despite Raphinha’s overhead kick and a goal-mouth scramble leads to Sergi Roberto slamming home!
43 mins: Benzema encounters a deep cross and has everything to do with a header, falling back to the far post – not that that usually stops him!
The ball circles and Ter Stegen claims.
42 mins: Good defensive header from Balde at the far post after Vinicius Jr dug in a cross down the left.
Madrid prefer the scrappy nature to the final minutes of this Clasico.
40 mins: A bad pass sees Barcelona’s last move crumble before Nacho puts his pass in touch anyway.
The Catalans lead at the end of the half and Nacho somehow avoids a foul for pushing Raphinha down the touchline.
Vinicius Jr is then bundled up by the corner flag and it’s a free kick.
36 mins: Not a huge sense of control from Real now, who haven’t threatened at all in attack in the last ten minutes.
Vinicius Jr tries to change that but gets run over and the ball goes up for Ter Stegen.
34 mins: New Courtois stop!
Raphinha unleashes a powerful shot from the edge of the box and the Real keeper raises a hand to tip it over. A central shot, quite easy for Courtois, but still on target.
33 mins: Yellow card for Raphinha after sticking one late on Kroos.
A few crisp tackles flew through this first half, with the tension of the derby gently simmering.
31 mins: Araujo bombards forward to win a corner and it’s played short before a bad ball in the near post… Christensen heads down and straight at Courtois!