Dramatic, Restless, brilliant! No adjective can do justice to what we have seen right now. Messi stunned Real Madrid at their home and keeps the title hopes for Barça alive. Another moment of brilliance by Messi guided Barça to an emphatic win. Its Real 2, Barcelona 3! That’s all from now. Adios!
It's all over from Santiago Bernabeu.
93 min: Messsssiiiiii GOOOOAAAAALLLLLL
Stoppage time winner by Messi.
91 min: Barcelona are making the life difficult for Real.
2 minutes to the added time.
With only five minutes into the play, what an impact James Rodriguez had on the play.
87 min: James with the shot again butTer Stegen stands in the way.
86 min: GOOOOAAAALALLLLLL
James Rodriguez scores the equalizer.
85 min: Five minutes to go. A lot to do for Real.
84 min: Free-Kick for Barca.
82 min: James Rodriguez replaces Benzema.
81 min: Kovacic receives a Yellow for a rough foul.
80 min: Pique with an open chance. He should have finished it there. Navas with the save.
77 min: Sergio Ramos sent-off. Straight Red for the Captain. Real are down to 10 men.
75 min: Ronaldo with the shot but Ter Stegen comes in way once again.
73 min: GOOOOAAAAAALLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLL
Ivan Rakitic with a brilliant finish for Barca. The Catalans leads at Santiago Bernabeu.
70 min: Substitution for Barcelona. Francisco Alcacer is making way for Andre Gomes.
68 min: Keylor Navas on fire once again with a brilliant save.
67 min: What a brilliant chance to resume the lead but Cristiano Ronaldo's effort was never close to hitting the target.
65 min: 20 minutes to the second half and we are still waiting for another goal. Both sides have been sloppy until now.
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62 min: Rough times at the pitch. The play has been stopped.
59 min: Gerard Pique with a great header but Navas rescue with second stunning save.
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56 min: Messi with the shot but goes wide.
56 min: Rakitic with the chance but Navas for the rescue. Free-Kick for Barca.
55 min: Real Madrid once again started the play on high, creating chances but are failing to convert. Ter Stegen is phenomenal with gloves.
50 min: Toni Kroos is keeping the ball in the right areas as he looks to reclaim the lead.
49 min: Toni Kroos with a long range shot but excellent save by Ter Stegen.
We are underway with the second half.
El Clasico really proving to be a classic and there’s a lot more left in this game. Real drew the first blood courtesy a tap in from Casemiro but Barça responded quickly thanks to an individual brilliance form Lionel Messi who scored his 15th El Clasico goal. Barça held most of the possession but Real created more chances. It has been an exciting first 45 minutes at the Santiago Bernabeu and we hope to see lot more actions in the next half. Stay tuned!
Ref blows the half-time whistle.
2 Mins to the added time.
43 min: Alba with the chance to put Barca ahead but he left it far wide from the post.
40 min: Messi with the shot but wide.
39 min: Samuel Umtiti gets booked.
38 min: Gareth Bale is off. Marco Asensio replaces the Welsh.
35 min: Modric with a brilliant shot but Ter Stegen responded with equally brilliant save.
32 min: MESSSSSSIIIIII GOOOAALLLLLLL
Messi respond and responded quickly. Magnificant football by Messi. The highest goal-socrer in El Clasico is back with the goals after 6 games.
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28 min: GOOOOOOOOAAAALALLLLLLLLL
First corner of the game for Real and Casemiro did no mistake in tapping in an easy ball. Its Real 1, Barcelona 0.
26 min: Benzema hesitates and Bosquets take advantage.
23 min: Ronaldo turns for the slimmest of chances but shots wide.
21 min: Lionel Messi is taken off the field for treatment.
20 min: Ronaldo with another great chance.
19 min: Benzema's shot in vein but Barca countered straightaway.
18 min: Cristiano Ronaldo is ruled offside
15 min: The game just got steady as both sides working to hold the ball.
Some familier faces in the stands.
12 min: Yellow for Casemiro.
10 min: Suarez with the first real chance for Barca but wide from the target.
7 min: Great ball but Bale is offside.
5 min: Ronaldo with the shot but straight to Ter Stegen's hands.
5 min: Barça at the back-foot early in the game as Real looks to attack in search of an early goal.
2 min: Ronaldo goes down in the box but ref says no.
We are underway at Santiago Bernabeu. Season's probabaly last El Clasico begins.
Beautiful scenes from Santiago Bernabeu.
We are 10 minutes to the Kick-Off.
In 60 minutes time the world will stop for 90 minutes.
Gareth Bale is in the starting line-up. This will be his 100th La Liga appearences for Real Madrid.
Final Line-ups are here:
Two formations possible.. pic.twitter.com/fTH4QRwWzp
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Real Madrid are in the house.
— Real Madrid C. F. (@realmadrid) April 23, 2017
REAL MADRID: Navas; Carvajal, Ramos, Nacho, Marcelo; Modric, Casemiro, Kroos; Bale, Benzema, Ronaldo
BARCELONA: Ter Stegen; Mascherano, Piqué, Umtiti; Rakitic, Busquets, Iniesta; Messi; Roberto, Suárez, Alba
The two of the greatest superstars in the game, Ronaldo and Messi will face-off one more time tonight. Who will emerge victorious?
The King of El Clasico Messi is ready for tonight but can he score tonight.
Most goals: Messi (21)
Most assists: Messi (13)
Most hattricks: Messi (2)
— Leo Messi Ⓜ️ (@LeoneIMESSl) April 23, 2017
Barcelona have dropped the bid for Neymar and he won’t be playing against Real tonight.
Gareth Bale was seen training and sources from Real Madrid confirm that he might start tonight.
Enjoy some great goals from Real Madrid’s camp.
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The Social Media War will be blazing tonight.
The most expensive tie in the history is just round the corner, here are some of the key facts for tonight’s game that may amaze.
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The biggest rivalry in club football, El Clasico is hours away, and you can follow our live text coverage here. It’s a game like no other, not even the oldest rivalries in the world, the Merseyside Derby or Manchester United vs. Liverpool come close to it. The aggression, hate, and vengeance are part and parcel of the game.
Both the sides are edging closer to the La Liga crown with Real Madrid holding the pole position and enjoying a convincing three points lead with a game in hand. Also, the home advantage will play a crucial role for Real.
Barcelona were recently knocked out from the Champions League by Juventus, so the bitterness is still there whereas the host’s for tonight’s game are jubilant after securing a semi-final spot for the seventh successive time in the Champions League.
Anyhow, it’s a different ball game here, and nothing matters the most but a win.