Sunday marks another edition of Spain’s La Liga biggest soccer game Barcelona vs Real Madrid: El Clasico 2017. Barcelona will visit Real Madrid, but they’ll be doing so without one of their key starters.
Los Blancos lead second-placed Barca by three points with a game in hand heading into Sunday’s showdown, where victory for the hosts could see Barcelona vs Real Madrid the crown’s destination decided considering only a few games remain in the season.
After exiting the UEFA Champions League in midweek following a 0-0 stalemate at home to Juventus—completing a 3-0 aggregate defeat in the quarter-final clash—Barca will be motivated to resurrect their league chances Real Madrid vs Barcelona.
Meanwhile, manager Zinedine Zidane’s side can advance their prospects of a double this season for Barcelona vs Real Madrid 2017, having progressed to the semi-finals of the Champions League following their 6-3 aggregate hammering of Bayern Munich in the last eight.
Date: Sunday, April 23
Time: 7:45 p.m. BST/2:45 p.m. ET
Venue: Santiago Bernabeu, Madrid
Live Stream: Sky Go app (UK), fuboTV (U.S.), beIN Sports Connect (U.S.)
TV Info: Sky Sports 1 (UK), beIN Sports 1 (U.S.)
|Real Madrid vs. Barcelona Form Guide|
|Real Madrid 4-2 Bayern Munich AET||Barcelona 0-0 Juventus|
|Sporting Gijon 2-3 Real Madrid||Barcelona 3-2 Real Sociedad|
|Bayern Munich 1-2 Real Madrid||Juventus 3-0 Barcelona|
|Real Madrid 1-1 Atletico Madrid||Malaga 2-0 Barcelona|
|Leganes 2-4 Real Madrid||Barcelona 3-0 Sevilla|
El Clasico 2017 – No Neymar, No Hope?
Unfortunately for Barcelona’s chances of stealing a win in the Spanish capital this Sunday Barcelona vs Real Madrid, Brazil maestro Neymar doesn’t look as though he’ll be available to feature for the visitors.
Spanish La Liga Barcelona vs Real Madrid Live Stream daily Marca reported on Thursday that an appeal to the Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) was his only hope of having his suspension overturned. Barca midfielder Ivan Rakitic told Sky Sports’ La Liga World he and his team-mates now wish to win the clash for their banned brother in arms:
I don’t think it needs repeating that he is an important player. That [Neymar’s suspension] is not good is so, but it is what it is. We need to understand the situation and push on.
In the past we have already shown that we can also win when Neymar isn’t playing. Of course, it would be much better to have him with us, because he is one of the two or three best players in the world.
We have a lot of confidence and we have a very strong team. We want to show Neymar that when he is not with us we can still do it, and hopefully we can take a victory for him.