2016 Season

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23-6-2, 1st in Spanish Primera División
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Bale in vs. Barca; Alcacer replaces Neymar

Gareth Bale has returned to the Real Madrid starting XI for Sunday's Clasico, while Paco Alcacer has been picked to replace the suspended Neymar.

One Word: El Clasico edition (1:16)
Zidane: Real refocused for Clasico (0:33)
Bend It Like Bretos: Ronaldo Jr.'s free kick (1:36)
Football Whispers
1dSam Marsden

Barcelona must win Clasico - Luis Enrique

Luis Enrique knows that any result other than a win against Real Madrid in Sunday's Clasico would leave Barcelona's La Liga title hopes in tatters.

Rush dreams of home UCL win for Bale (0:37)
WATCH: UCL trophy arrives in Wales (1:15)
Football Whispers
1dDermot Corrigan

Zidane: Clasico win not decisive; Bale in

Real Madrid coach Zinedine Zidane said that Sunday's Clasico at home to Barcelona will not be decisive in the La Liga title race.

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Cristiano Ronaldo Jr. scores free kick

If you're wondering who the next Cristiano Ronaldo will be, there might already be an answer. There's something very familiar about this free kick.

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ESPN FC writers' Clasico predictions

The latest edition of the biggest game in club football takes place on Sunday when Real Madrid host Barcelona. Here are our writers' predictions.

Raul: Madrid Derby a great semifinal (5:26)
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Trending: Madrid derby in UCL semifinals

Reigning European champions Real Madrid will play neighbours Atletico Madrid in the Champions League semifinals, while Monaco take on Juventus.

La Liga Predictor: El Clasico special (2:30)
The Sweeper: Mbappe on Cristiano's level (1:32)
Football Whispers
2dGraham Hunter

Hunter: Why we love El Clasico

The game is more than a rivalry in Spain and the entire world watches. Graham Hunter looks ahead to Sunday's clash, which could decide the title race.

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El Clasico by the numbers

Real Madrid and Barcelona will meet for the 234th time and the second this season when El Clasico takes place Sunday at the Bernabeu.

RankingsSpanish Primera División

Goal Difference492nd
Goals Scored822nd
Goals Conceded334th