The mother of all football rivalries is set to go underway on Saturday when two football giants, Barcelona and Real Madrid lock horns against each other in the La Liga for the season’s first El Clasico at Camp Nou. League leaders Real Madrid travel away from home to take on the second-placed Barcelona in the Game Week 14 encounter.
Barcelona will be on the lookout for a win in order to set the course to retain their title, since they rest 6 points behind the table toppers Real Madrid, who have remained unbeaten so far in the season and will be eager to continue in the same fashion.
The match will also pit the two stars Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo against each other, and it remains to be seen which player will emerge on the top of their game.
As for injury concerns, Barcelona go into the fixture with a relatively fit team with Andres Iniesta also returning to the playing fold. However, the attack will be led the lethal trio of Messi, Neymar and Luis Suarez.
Real Madrid, on the other hand will miss the presence of Gareth Bale who has been ruled out due to a gruesome injury. The mantle of shouldering the responsibility will be on Ronaldo who will be backed by Karim Benzema. Midfielder Casemiro also is set to return from injury, but whether Zidane field him in the starting 11 or not is still a matter of question.
EL Clasico MATCH TIME and LIVE STREAMING:
Saturday, 3 December
India – New Delhi (8.45 PM)
Ràdio Barça, Sony SIX, SONY SIX HD
Live Stream: SONY LIV
Canada – Vancouver (7.15 AM) / Toronto (10.15 AM)
beIN SPORTS CONNECT Canada, fuboTV Canada, beIN SPORTS en Español, beIN Sports Canada
United States – Los Angeles (7.15 AM) / New York (10.15 AM)
beIN SPORTS CONNECT U.S.A., fuboTV, beIN SPORTS USA, beIN SPORTS en Español
Latin America – Mexico City (9.15 AM) / Bogota (10.15 AM) / Santiago (12.15 PM) / Buenos Aires (12.15 PM)
Blue To Go Video Everywhere, TDN, ESPN2 Colombia, DIRECTV Sports Colombia, DIRECTV Play Deportes, DIRECTV Sports Chile, ESPN2 Argentina, DIRECTV Sports Argentina
Brazil – Brasilia (1.15 PM)
United Kingdom – London (3.15 PM)
Ràdio Barça | No TV Broadcaster
France – Paris (4.15 PM)
beIN Sports 1
Barcelona (4.15 PM)
beIN LaLiga, beIN Sports Connect Espanya, Movistar+
Africa – Dakar (3.15 PM) / Yaoundé (4.15 PM) / Cape Town (5.15 PM)
Canal + Sport 1 Afrique, SuperSport 12
Turkey – Istanbul (6.15 PM)
Russia – Moscow (6.15 PM)
Arab countries – Doha (6.15 PM)
beIN SPORTS CONNECT Arabia
Indonesia – Jakarta (10.15 PM)
beIN Sports 2 HD
China – Beijing (11.15 PM)
Sunday, 4 December
Japan – Tokyo (12.15 AM)
Australia – Sydney (2.15 AM)
beIN Sports Connect Australia, beIN SPORTS 2 Australia
PROBABLE STARTING XI
Barcelona XI: Marc-Andre Ter Stegen, Sergi Roberto, Javier Mascherano, Gerard Pique, Jordi Alba, Sergio Busquets, Ivan Rakitic, Andre Gomes, Lionel Messi, Luis Suarez, Neymar
Real Madrid XI: Keylor Navas, Dani Carvajal, Pepe, Sergio Ramos, Marcelo, Lucas Vazquez, Luka Modric, Matteo Kovacic, Isco, Karim Benzema, Cristiano Ronaldo