RELIVE: Barcelona v Real Madrid (Spain La Liga Clasico)

Ahram Online , Saturday 2 Apr 2016

Ahram Online provided a live score coverage of Saturday's El Clasico between Barcelona and Real Madrid in Spanish La Liga

Barcelona's Dani Alves, left, fights for the ball with Real Madrid's Marcelo during a Spanish La Liga soccer match between Barcelona and Real Madrid, dubbed 'el clasico', at the Camp Nou stadium in Barcelona, Spain (AP)

Full time: Barcelona 1-2 Real Madrid

The referee blows his final whistle, Real Madrid trim the gap at the top with Barcelona to seven points 

90+2' Real Madrid waste another breakaway.

90+1' The referee adds two minutes of stoppage time. 

90' Real make another substitution. Bale is replaced with Lucas Vazquez. 

89' Real close to what many will consider a surprise win! Barcelona's MSN are nowhere to be seen tonight. 

86' Ronaldo makes it 2-1 in superb fashion! A cross from Bale with his weak right foot eludes Alves and finds the Portuguese, who chests it down and fires a low shot home from a tight angle.


83' Sergio Ramos receives a red card after a second booking!! 

82' Bale goes close to scoring again! 

82' Ronaldo is denied by the bar after sending a powerful swerving shot! Real are better now. 

81' The referee adjudgs Bale to have fouled Jordi Alba while jumping to head a cross at the far post. 

80' Gareth Bale scores for Real but his effort is disallowed by the referee!! 

80' Suarez volleys wide from a narrow angle after being fed by Messi. 

79' Ronaldo is robbed on the edge of the area after making a darting run towards the area. 

78' Real make their first substitution. Jese Rodriguez replaces Karim Benzema. 

76' It seems both teams are content with a draw! The tempo is very slow now. 

72' Both sides ease off. 

68' A low shot from Bale is collected by Bravo. Real are mainly relying on fast counter attacks. 

66' Both sides actually look jaded by now! 

62' Benzema equalises with a brilliant bicycle kick after Kroos' attempted cross is deflected into his path.


61' Real Madrid are trying to push forward but their forays are repeatedly interrupted. 

57' Rakitic receives a yellow card. 


54' A chance for Barca!! A superb chipped effort from Messi is denied by a brilliant reflex save from Navas. 

52' A deflected shot from Modric goes into the safe hands of Claudio Bravo. 

52' Barca full-back Alves appears to have been hit in the face by Ramos arm. 

51' At the other end, Benzema jinks into the area following a counter attack but he fails to beat challenger Pique. 

50' Barca are trying to find any spaces in a tight Real defence. 

48' A curling free-kick from Messi goes over the bar. 

The second half is underway 

The referee blows his halftime whistle 

45+1' Barca's Rakitic shoots wide. 

43' Benzema horribly miscues an effort after being found unmarked by a cross from the left. 

42' A powerful Dani Alves shot goes over the crossbar! 

41' A somewhat disappointing Clasico so far!

37' Real's backline is doing a great job so far! Barca only managed to create one clear-cut chance - the one wasted by Suarez. 

34' Pepe stops Neymar in his tracks!! Real's defence is hard to breach. 

30' Ronaldo's ensuing free-kick goes over the bar. 

29' Barca defender Mascherano also receives a yellow card for a challenge on Gareth Bale. 

27' Luis Suarez is booked for a foul on Real defender Pepe. Messi has a penalty claim waved away by the referee after he is tripped by Ramos. 

25' In a rare foray forward for Real Madrid, Ronaldo cuts inside and fires a shot that is palmed away by Bravo. 

22' Neymar exchanges passes with Suarez in a typical move but blasts his shot high over from the edge of the area. 

19' Real keeper Navas produces a superb stop to block a low shot from Rakitic from the edge of the area after another blistering Barca attack. 

19' A curling free kick from Messi goes just over the bar. 

18' Real full-back Carvajal is booked for a reckless challenge on Suarez. 

17' An Iniesta shot from the edge of the area is blocked by the Real defence. 

16' A low cross from Bale is collected by Barca keeper Bravo. 

15' Real Madrid are soaking up pressure. But for how long they can keep the Catalans at bay? 

11' Real Madrid defender Ramos is booked for protesting the referee's decision not to signal for offside. 

10' Suarez wastes a golden chance for Barca!! Neymar squares the ball for the Uruguayan after the Brazilian breaks the offside trap but he misses an open net after mis-hiting his shot!

8' Gareth Bale is flagged for offside following a long ball from Real's own half. 

7' Barca's fearsome attacking trio is trying to exploit any gaps in Real's backline. 

5' A slow start, but Barca are taking the game to Real Madrid. 

1' A minute of silence was observed before kick-off following the death of Barca legend Cryuff. A brilliant mosaic was also displayed by the home fans to pay tribute to the Dutchman.

The match is underway 

19:50 Barcelona's starting line-up:
Claudio Bravo, Dani Alves, Gerard Pique, Javier Mascherano, Jordi Alba, Sergio Busquets, Ivan Rakitic, Andres Iniesta, Neymar, Lionel Messi, Luis Suarez

19:45 Real Madrid's starting line-up: Keylor Navas, Daniel Carvajal, Pepe, Sergio Ramos, Marcelo, Casemiro, Toni Kroos, Luka Modric, Gareth Bale, Cristiano Ronaldo, Karim Benzema 

19:00 Two and a half hours remaining before the anticipated clash. Barca on paper look favourites but, regardless of that, it's always an exciting affair! 

18:30 Barcelona coach Luis Enrique said: "I am sure that what Cruyff would want more than any homage is that we win thanks to good football, putting on a spectacle and deserving it on the pitch." 

17:20 Real Madrid coach Zidane said: "Everyone else can say what they want, it won’t be easy to beat Real Madrid, that’s obvious."

16:00 Barcelona  is preparing a mosaic of 90,000 cards displaying the words ''Thanks, Johan,'' in Catalan. The words will also appear on Barcelona's jerseys.

15:20 A victory by Barcelona would leave the Catalan club significantly closer to its second consecutive league title, as Madrid is the last big challenge on its schedule.

14:20 A win at the Camp Nou, in addition to denting Barcelona's confidence entering a decisive stretch, would cut the rival's lead to seven points. Atletico Madrid, which hosts Real Betis earlier Saturday, is nine points behind Barcelona.

14:00 Saturday's game also gives Madrid its last real chance of rejoining the title race at the Spanish league. Anything but a victory will mean the end of the line for Zinedine Zidane's team in the La Liga.

13:15 Real Madrid is hoping to avenge the humiliating home loss to the rival earlier this season, a defeat that ignited the club's latest crisis.

12:40 Barcelona is focusing on paying tribute to the late Johan Cruyff, the former star who died last week after battling cancer.

12:15 The second ''clasico'' of the season arrives with the Spanish rivals in different states of mind.

12:00 Barcelona looks to honor its idol. Real Madrid gets a shot at revenge.


Venue: Camp Nou (Barcelona)

Referee: Alejandro Hernández

Legaue positions:

Barcelona: 1st, 76 pts, 30 matches, 24 wins, 4 draws, 2 losses

Real Madrid: 3rd, 66 pts, 30 matches, 20 wins, 6 draws, 4 losses

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