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Barcelona´s scarves are displayed outside the Camp Nou stadium in Barcelona on October 23, 2020, on the eve of the "clasico" football match FC Barcelona against Real Madrid CF. - Followed by millions of people around the world, the great Spanish football showdown will take place at closed door in front of 100,000 empty seats. (Photo by LLUIS GENE / AFP)(AFP)

Barcelona vs Real Madrid: For two of the world’s biggest clubs, El Clasico in times of trouble

By Bhargab Sarmah | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON OCT 23, 2020 10:23 PM IST
In a European football calendar altered by the coronavirus pandemic, Real Madrid and Barcelona head into their first meeting of the campaign looking to break a loop of negativity in recent times.
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File images of Katia Aveiro and Cristiano Ronaldo.(Getty Images)
File images of Katia Aveiro and Cristiano Ronaldo.(Getty Images)

‘Biggest fraud I’ve ever seen’: Cristiano Ronaldo’s sister Katia Aveiro goes on rant after Juventus forward tests Covid-19 positive

By hindustantimes.com | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON OCT 16, 2020 09:08 AM IST
Cristiano Ronaldo’s sister Katia Aveiro called the whole thing a “fraud”, and expressed her frustrations on Instagram.
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Rohit Sharma poses with the jersey.(Real Madrid/ Instagram)
Rohit Sharma poses with the jersey.(Real Madrid/ Instagram)

Real Madrid present Rohit Sharma with customised jersey at Bernabeu

By Indo Asian News Service | Mumbai
UPDATED ON MAR 03, 2020 10:55 PM IST
Rohit was not only in Madrid to witness Real Madrid beating FC Barcelona 2-0 in the El Clasico on Sunday night, the limited overs vice-captain also had a good time in the Spanish capital.
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Cristiano Ronaldo watches Real Madrid vs Barcelona at the Santiago Bernabeu.(Twitter)
Cristiano Ronaldo watches Real Madrid vs Barcelona at the Santiago Bernabeu.(Twitter)

El Clasico: Watch Cristiano Ronaldo’s reaction when Vinicius Junior copied his celebration

By HT Correspondent | Hindustan Times, Delhi
UPDATED ON MAR 02, 2020 03:51 PM IST
Former Madrid star Cristiano Ronaldo was in the stands to watch his former side take on Barcelona. Vinicius Junior scored the goal and then proceeded to celebrate in the same manner that Ronaldo does.
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Barcelona coach Quique Setién(La Liga Image)
Barcelona coach Quique Setién(La Liga Image)

El Clasico 2020: New faces set to experience Real Madrid-Barcelona rivalry for the first time

By HT Correspondent | New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON FEB 27, 2020 05:59 PM IST
Real’s Belgian superstar Eden Hazard picked up another ankle injury last weekend and will be forced to once again postpone his El Clasico debut but here are just a few of the debuts we could see in Sunday’s clash at the Santiago Bernabeu.
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Barcelona's Antoine Griezmann celebrates scoring a goal.(REUTERS)
Barcelona's Antoine Griezmann celebrates scoring a goal.(REUTERS)

FC Barcelona vs Real Madrid : The new faces for season’s first El Clasico

By HT Correspondent | Hindustan Times
UPDATED ON DEC 17, 2019 05:45 PM IST
El Clasico: Both these giants of Spanish football brought in new players during the summer, each of whom will be determined to make an impact when the ball gets rolling at the Camp Nou this Wednesday.
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Lionel Messi and Sergio Ramos clash during an El Clasico match.(Getty Images)
Lionel Messi and Sergio Ramos clash during an El Clasico match.(Getty Images)

Barcelona vs Real Madrid: El Clasico could see ‘mass protest’ by Catalan separatists outside Camp Nou

By Press Trust of India | Barcelona
UPDATED ON DEC 10, 2019 07:28 PM IST
Spain’s most prestigious fixture had been due to take place at the Barcelona stadium on October 26 but was postponed following a wave of violent pro-independence protests in Catalonia.
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Real Madrid's Eden Hazard receives medical attention after sustaining an injury.(REUTERS)
Real Madrid's Eden Hazard receives medical attention after sustaining an injury.(REUTERS)

Eden Hazard to miss El Clasico after tests reveal ankle fracture

By Agence France-Presse | Madrid
UPDATED ON DEC 05, 2019 06:32 PM IST
Further tests have shown a fracture, with Hazard now expected to be out for around four to six weeks. It would mean he will sit out the Clasico at Camp Nou on December 18.
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SBarcelona's Lionel Messi, Luis Suarez, Sergio Busquets and Antoine Griezmann during training.(REUTERS)
SBarcelona's Lionel Messi, Luis Suarez, Sergio Busquets and Antoine Griezmann during training.(REUTERS)

Postponed El Clasico to be played on December 18: Federation

By AFP | Madrid
UPDATED ON OCT 23, 2019 04:44 PM IST
Spain’s most prestigious fixture, which was due to take place at Camp Nou on Saturday, was postponed last week because of violent pro-independence protests in Catalonia.
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File image of Real Madrid vs Barcelona in action.(Reuters)
File image of Real Madrid vs Barcelona in action.(Reuters)

Real Madrid vs Barcelona: La Liga wants El Clasico switched to Madrid over Catalan protests

By AFP | Madrid
UPDATED ON OCT 16, 2019 06:10 PM IST
The football federation (RFEF) confirmed it had received the request and said the two clubs had until Monday to submit their opinions before it makes its decision.
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Rohit Sharma and MS Dhoni (R)(BCCI Image)
Rohit Sharma and MS Dhoni (R)(BCCI Image)

CSK vs MI: ‘El Clasico of IPL’ – Rohit Sharma gears up for blockbuster clash at Chepauk

By HT Correspondent | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON APR 26, 2019 11:24 AM IST
Mumbai will take on Chennai at the Chepauk in their bid to take another step closer towards achieving their goal of making it into the play-offs.
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Ivan Rakitic scores Barcelona’s winning goal against Real Madrid on Saturday.(REUTERS)
Ivan Rakitic scores Barcelona’s winning goal against Real Madrid on Saturday.(REUTERS)

El Clasico: Unhappy Real Madrid were too soft against Barcelona, says Mourinho

By AFP | Madrid
UPDATED ON MAR 03, 2019 07:26 PM IST
Jose Mourinho accused Real Madrid of lacking fight and looking unhappy against Barcelona on Saturday, just as the pressure cranked up on coach Santiago Solari after a second successive Clasico defeat
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Barcelona's Argentinian forward Lionel Messi (C) vies for the ball with Real Madrid's Brazilian defender Marcelo (L) and Real Madrid's German midfielder Toni Kroos.(AFP)
Barcelona's Argentinian forward Lionel Messi (C) vies for the ball with Real Madrid's Brazilian defender Marcelo (L) and Real Madrid's German midfielder Toni Kroos.(AFP)

El Clasico: Lionel Messi unable to inspire Barcelona winner as Real Madrid hold on for draw

By AFP | Barcelona
UPDATED ON FEB 07, 2019 09:02 AM IST
Neither Lionel Messi nor Gareth Bale were named in the starting line-ups for this first leg but their replacements filled the void as Malcom’s curling shot cancelled out an early opener from Lucas Vazquez.
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El Clasico Highlights, Barcelona vs Real Madrid: Barcelona defeated Real Madrid in their La Liga encounter.(AFP)
El Clasico Highlights, Barcelona vs Real Madrid: Barcelona defeated Real Madrid in their La Liga encounter.(AFP)

Barcelona vs Real Madrid Highlights, El Clasico at Camp Nou: As it happened

By HT Correspondent | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON OCT 28, 2018 10:49 PM IST

Highlights: Luis Suarez scored a hat-trick as Barcelona thrashed a beleaguered Real Madrid 5-1 at the Camp Nou on Sunday to go top of La Liga and pile the pressure on Real coach Julen Lopetegui. Without the injured Lionel Messi, Barca ran riot with Philippe Coutinho and Arturo Vidal also scoring, as Ernesto Valverde’s men pulled seven points clear of ninth-placed Real in the table. The capital-city side have now failed to win their last five league games.Follow highlights from Barcelona vs Real Madrid here -

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FC Barcelona's Lionel Messi celebrates after scoring during the El Clasico La Liga match against Real Madrid at the Camp Nou in Barcelona on Sunday.(AFP)
FC Barcelona's Lionel Messi celebrates after scoring during the El Clasico La Liga match against Real Madrid at the Camp Nou in Barcelona on Sunday.(AFP)

Lionel Messi breaks El Clasico Camp Nou record in FC Barcelona’s draw vs Real Madrid

By OmniSport | OmniSport
UPDATED ON MAY 07, 2018 12:41 PM IST
After giving FC Barcelona the lead in a 2-2 draw at Camp Nou to rivals Real Madrid, Lionel Messi now holds an El Clasico goal-scoring record.
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Andres Iniesta is set to play in his final Clasico on Sunday as his glittering Barcelona career nears its end.(Getty Images)
Andres Iniesta is set to play in his final Clasico on Sunday as his glittering Barcelona career nears its end.(Getty Images)

El Clasico: Andres Iniesta’s best moments for FC Barcelona vs Real Madrid

By OmniSport
UPDATED ON MAY 05, 2018 02:09 PM IST
As FC Barcelona’s Andres Iniesta prepares to play in his final Clasico, we look at five of his most memorable games against Real Madrid.
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Barcelona players form a guard of honour for La Liga champions Real Madrid before the start of the La Liga match between Real Madrid and Barcelona at the Santiago Bernabeu stadium on May 7, 2008 in Madrid. Real have declined Barcelona a guard of honour this time around.(Getty Images)
Barcelona players form a guard of honour for La Liga champions Real Madrid before the start of the La Liga match between Real Madrid and Barcelona at the Santiago Bernabeu stadium on May 7, 2008 in Madrid. Real have declined Barcelona a guard of honour this time around.(Getty Images)

El Clasico’s guard of honour - Looking back on a ‘broken tradition’

By OmniSport | OmniSport
UPDATED ON MAY 05, 2018 02:06 PM IST
Real Madrid will be FC Barcelona’s first visitors since securing the La Liga title, but they will not be forming a guard of honour in El Clasico.
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Barcelona and Real Madrid will face off in the final El Clasico of the season on Sunday.(Getty Images)
Barcelona and Real Madrid will face off in the final El Clasico of the season on Sunday.(Getty Images)

Barcelona, Real Madrid prepare to battle in season’s final El Clasico

By Reuters | Reuters, Barcelona
UPDATED ON MAY 03, 2018 11:21 PM IST
After clinching a seventh league title in 10 years last Sunday, Barcelona’s only incentive is to finish the La Liga season without losing a game. Bitter rivals Real Madrid are their next hurdle
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