Gearing up towards the ‘Clásico’

FC Barcelona are gearing themselves up for what looks like being one of the most memorable and tough ‘Clásicos’ of recent years. After the 7-0 drubbing of Osasuna, Barcelona are in a good place as they take on the league leaders in this exquisite showdown. More on the Clasico

First blood goes to Barca in controversial derby

It was a superb derby match on Saturday and a baptism of fire for the new managers of both sides.The “Clasico” ended in a 2-1 win for the Catalan giants and as per usual, it was not a game for the faint-hearted as it was full of controversy. More about Saturday’s Clasico

Clasico can be Andres Iniesta’s moment of glory

Andres Iniesta has a great opportunity this afternoon to remove a thorn in his side against Real Madrid. A great performance will serve to silence his many critics and prove he is still the quality player that we have seen over the last few seasons. Read more here

Ancelotti and Martino doubts on Clasico first eleven

Tata Martino and Carlo Ancelotti are still mulling over heir starting lineups for this Saturday’s Clasico match between Barcelona and Real Madrid.

Will Gerard Piqué play? How about Pedro and Alexis? Gareth Bale or Karim Benzema? Coentrao or Marcelo? They are the big questions ahead of tomorrow’s baptism of fire for both managers. More on the possible clasico lineups

“I hope Barca wins on Saturday” says Pep Guradiola

Ex Barcelona manager Pep Guardiola has stated that he hopes his ex side win on Saturday. Guardiola said: “Of course I want and hope Barcelona win. I came from there, but it will be a tough match for both teams.”

Meanwhile, in the build up to the Clasico, Gerard Pique looks doubtful as he has sprained his hamstring in his left leg. More on this story

Barca lose to Real Madrid twice in four days

Barcelona have now lost to Real Madrid twice in four days now. There are lots of questions to ask and Roura’s tactics are most certainly being called into question. Barcelona now need to pull it together before their clash against A.C Milan. Before that they face Deportivo and it’s a chance to show their fans and themselves that they can still cut it when it matters most.

Clasico preview: Real Madrid vs FC Barcelona

Both Jordi Roura and Jose Mourinho look set to make changes in their teams ahead of tomorrow night’s clasico of La Liga at the Santiago Bernabéu stadium. Mourinho looks set to rest at least five of the players that were present on Tuesday night while Roura looks set to start David Villa as Leo Messi has insinuated that Villa would be able to keep the pressure off him and allow him to breathe more easily.

Barca Madrid clasico ends in a 2 2 draw

It looked like the Cristiano Ronaldo and Leo Messi show tonight at the Camp Nou with both players in fine form scoring some quality goals. Real Madrid struck first which was followed up by a goal from Messi to make the first half 1 apiece. The second half was much of the same and was witness to two more great goals by these two giants.