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  • Lionel Messi celebrates

    Messi is the El Clasico King

    Lionel Messi has so far surpassed Cristiano Ronaldo when it comes to El Clasico clashes and Madrid based media Marca suggests that Messi is the king of El Clasico encounters.

  • Lionel Messi assists

    [Watch] Messi assists Vidal without a boot on his right foot

    Barcelona's star playmaker Lionel Messi provides an incredible assist to Aleix Vidal while having no boot on his right foot.

  • Lionel Messi and Cristano Ronaldo The Best FIFA Football Awards 2017

    Special player cameras will track Messi, Ronaldo in Clasico

    Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi are set to be tracked by a dedicated player camera during Saturday’s Clasico showdown, The Independent reports.

  • Lionel Messi

    Politically divided Spain united by El Clasico rivalry

    Often symbolised as pitting the pride of Catalonia against Spain's capital, the 'El Clasico' between Barcelona and Real Madrid is a match laced with political and social as much as sporting tension.

  • Ronaldo could face twelve game ban, media reports

    Cristiano could potentially be banned for upto twelve games for pushing the referee after he was sent off in the Super Cup clash against Barcelona.

  • Pique lifts Barcelona as El Clasico lives up to hype

    Gerard Pique delivers Barcelona's match winner over Real Madrid as El Clasico Miami lives up to the hype.

  • El Clasico fever grips Miami - at $900 a ticket

    El Clasico fever grips Miami as Barcelona and Real Madrid are set to meet on foreign soil for the first time in 35 years.

  • Bale sidelined

    Gareth Bale could miss the rest of Real Madrid's season after suffering the latest in a series of calf injuries since he joined the Spanish giants four years ago.

  • ‘Real should have been smarter with 10 men’

    Zinedine Zidane criticised his Real Madrid players after their dramatic Clasico defeat to Barcelona, insisting they should have been smarter in the closing stages of their loss.

  • Messi sets another record with 15th Clasico goal in La Liga

    The records continue to tumble for Lionel Messi, with the Barcelona star now the leading goalscorer in El Clasico in La Liga after equalising against Real Madrid.

  • Neymar out of Clasico

    Luis Enrique, who can't call on the suspended Neymar Jr nor the injured Rafinha, Aleix Vidal and Mathieu, has left out Masip and included Aleñá in his match day squad for the game against Real Madrid.

  • Neymar ban dispute rages ahead of El Clasico

    Neymar looks set to travel with the Barcelona squad for Sunday's El Clasico against Real Madrid as the Catalans continue to fight his suspension for the potentially title-deciding clash.

  • Ronaldo poised to make decisive Clasico impact

    Cristiano Ronaldo has made a habit of defying his critics and will try to do so again by leading Real Madrid one step closer to the Spanish title on Sunday against bitter rivals Barcelona.

  • Messi eyeing 500 as Barca bid to reignite season

    Lionel Messi requires two more goals to reach 500 for Barcelona and will have his sights set on achieving the milestone against great rivals Real Madrid in Sunday's Clasico.

  • Messi keeps Barca alive ahead of El Clasico

    Lionel Messi kept Barcelona's title hopes alive with two goals and an assist to see off Real Sociedad 3-2 as Spain's top two edged five-goal thrillers ahead of next weekend's El Clasico.

  • El Clasico: Fans' view

    Real Madrid can open a nine-point lead over bitter rivals Barcelona at the top of La Liga by winning Saturday's 'Clasico' at the Nou Camp.

  • A touchline battle between Zidane and Enrique

    Despite being former midfield heroes for the clubs they now manage, Barcelona coach Luis Enrique and his Real Madrid counterpart Zinedine Zidane are afforded little credit for their achievements in management.

  • El Clasico to hold minute's silence

    Saturday's blockbuster La Liga clash between Barcelona and Real Madrid will be preceded by a minute's silence for the 71 people killed in a plane crash that decimated the Brazilian football team Chapecoense.

  • Neymar doesn't fear 'hostile' Real fans

    Barcelona star Neymar said he doesn't fear passionate Real Madrid fans at the Estadio Santiago Bernabeu for the Saturday's El Clasico.

  • How Barca cope sans Messi

    For this weekend, Neymar and Suarez must prove Barcelona can win El Clasico without the rivalry's all-time top scorer Lionel Messi.

  • Messi returns to full training

    Barcelona star Lionel Messi takes part in the first training session of Clasico week, raising hopes he could be set for a timely return at the Santiago Bernabeu on Saturday.

  • ‘Messi recovery is on track’

    Luis Enrique says Lionel Messi's recovery is proceeding as expected but offered no update on when the Barcelona forward is expected to return to action.

  • The rise and fall of Maradona

    Maradona was chosen number 1 in The Greatest 10 World Cup players of all time by the London-based newspaper The Times. On his 55th birthday, discover the life of Diego Maradona, the footballer as he carved out a special place for himself with his unique talent and skills.

  • Barca fire blanks in Copa del Rey

    Barcelona were held to a scoreless draw by third-tier Villanovense on Wednesday in a disappointing start to the Copa del Rey for the defending champion.

  • Barca blast Messi exit reports

    Barcelona president Josep Maria Bartomeu has responded angrily to reports suggesting Lionel Messi will leave the club, insisting that the reports are "embarrassing".

  • ‘Messi most-feared opponent’

    Former Real Madrid goalkeeper Iker Casillas has labelled Barcelona star Lionel Messi the opponent he has had the most difficulty facing.

  • Messi posts mysterious message

    Lionel Messi posted a cryptic Instagram message on Friday as he continues his recovery from a knee injury.