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Summary

  1. Barcelona go four points clear at top
  2. Suarez controls long ball and slots home winner
  3. Messi 43 goals this season; Ronaldo 42
  4. Messi 21 El Clasico goals; Ronaldo 15

Live Reporting

By Tom Rostance

All times stated are UK

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  1. Post update

    That's that then, not a classic El Clasico but a gripping one nevertheless. Thanks for your company as ever, and join us for the next live football which is internationals on Friday night.

  2. Post update

    Barcelona 2-1 Real Madrid

    Barcelona president Josep Maria Bartomeu: "The match was toe to toe. It's a big step, but the four-point league lead isn't decisive."

  3. Post update

    Gareth Bale to Manchester United? The longest-running transfer rumour I can recall. Where would he fit into that side though?

  4. Join the debate at #bbceurofooty

    Fissuh Kelelom: Bale to Man United and De Gea to Madrid. Would be good particularly for Bale.

  5. Post update

    Spanish La Liga

    Four points ahead with 10 games to go - the La Liga race is by no means done and dusted but Barca are firmly in control.

  6. Player reaction

    Barcelona 2-1 Real Madrid

    Real Madrid defender Sergio Ramos: "We should have wrapped things up in the first half. It's just four points and we won't give up easily."

  7. MOTD2 coming up

    Match of the Day

    BBC

    Don't miss tonight's MOTD2, coming up in half an hour in England and online.

  8. Post update

    Barcelona 2-1 Real Madrid

    Gareth Bale was a threat in the first half, he had one disallowed and went close from a corner but in the second half I can hardly remember him touching the ball. When you're the world's most expensive player you have to do more.

    Is he going to be at the Bernabeu next season?

  9. Text us on 81111

    Elliot, Wiltshire: The combination of Messi and Suarez was the difference tonight. Suarez now becoming pivotal to Barca's chance of La Liga title.

    Richard, St Albans: I want Gareth Bale to do well. I really do. But honestly he is not helping himself one bit. He is basically ambling around the pitch. When Barca attacked he waddled half heartily back. When Real attacked he jogged slowly, well out of touch with Benzema and Ronaldo. He has to at least try harder or he stands no chance of winning the fans back over.

  10. Post update

    Barcelona 2-1 Real Madrid

    Barcelona averaged their lowest possession this season in all competitions (52.36%). Not bad eh?

  11. Join the debate at #bbceurofooty

    Kritt Normsaskul: Deserved win for Barcelona - completely bossed the 2nd half and could have scored more

    Slowbear: Top stuff from Barca - Real had the better of the chances but Suarez had the bite when it was needed!

    Aashish: Real had the best of it 10 mins either side of half time but Barca could of racked up six in the end, worthy winners

  12. Post update

    Barcelona 2-1 Real Madrid

    Spanish La Liga

    32 Lionel Messi (Barcelona)

    31 Cristiano Ronaldo (Real Madrid)

    That's the race to be top scorer in La Liga this season after tonight's game.

  13. Post update

    Barcelona 2-1 Real Madrid

    The Barca anthem rings out at the Nou Camp, Luis Suarez is the match-winner. The hosts weren't in the sort of form they managed against Manchester City in midweek but at times it was still brilliant.

    Into the international break now.

  14. FULL-TIME

    Barcelona 2-1 Real Madrid

    Barcelona celebrate

    There it is. Barcelona go four points clear at the top of La Liga!

  15. Post update

    Barcelona 2-1 Real Madrid

    Last chance saloon. Last orders please gents...

  16. Post update

    Gary Lineker

    Ex-Barcelona striker and MOTD presenter

    Never mind Messi's goal scoring records. Never mind that Messi's the best dribbler ever. Messi's also the best passer the game's ever seen.

  17. Post update

    Barcelona 2-1 Real Madrid

    Luis Suarez almost through, Cristiano Ronaldo almost through at the other end...

  18. INJURY TIME

    Barcelona 2-1 Real Madrid

    Three minutes added on. Barca looking to kill the clock. Real desperate for a break of luck.

  19. Post update

    Barcelona 2-1 Real Madrid

    Ronaldo

    Last two minutes of normal time. Real have a corner, cleared.

  20. GREAT SAVE!

    Barcelona 2-1 Real Madrid

    Iker Casillas again! Saving low down from Lionel Messi. Barca have been hugely superior in the second half.

  21. GREAT SAVE!

    Barcelona 2-1 Real Madrid

    Brilliant! Brilliant stuff from Jordi Alba to play a one-two with Lionel Messi and streak into the box. Messi's return pass is perfect but Iker Casillas spreads himself well to turn it away. That really would have killed it.

  22. SUBSTITUTION

    Barcelona 2-1 Real Madrid

    Neymar

    Another change for Barca sees Neymar replaced by Rafinha.

  23. CLOSE!

    Barcelona 2-1 Real Madrid

    Good feet from Luis Suarez as he steps past two men on the left of the area and drills it across goal - it's a few feet wide and also just in front of the men in the middle.

  24. Post update

    Barcelona 2-1 Real Madrid

    Spanish football writer Andy West at the Nou Camp

    "Barca will kick themselves if they don't win this considering the chances they had at 2-1, but they're in for a nervy final 10 now in what could be Xavi's last Clasico."

  25. Post update

    Barcelona 2-1 Real Madrid

    Gareth Bale has been very very quiet in the second half. He may be on the end of some more hostile press tomorrow.

  26. SUBSTITUTION

    Barcelona 2-1 Real Madrid

    Legend for legend as Xavi replaces Andres Iniesta. This is likely to be Xavi's final El Clasico. What a player. What an ovation. He takes the armband too.

    Real also make a sub as Jese comes on in place of Isco.

  27. GREAT SAVE!

    Barcelona 2-1 Real Madrid

    Bravo

    Great save! Barcelona keeper Claudio Bravo away to his left with one hand to turn away Karim Benzema's doubly-deflected strike which was creeping in. Top stuff.

  28. Post update

    Barcelona 2-1 Real Madrid

    Lionel MEssi

    Lionel Messi into the area, turns his man and shoots but it's blocked away - Barca are pretty dominant now and a third goal would surely sew this one up.

  29. SUBSTITUTION

    Barcelona 2-1 Real Madrid

    Barca may try and hold what they've got. Sergio Busquets is on for Ivan Rakitic. Huge roar for Busquets, who will certainly get booked in the last 15...

  30. CLOSE!

    Barcelona 2-1 Real Madrid

    So close! Lionel Messi backs the Real defence up and curls one from 20 yards, it looks in all the way but shades the post! Wonderful effort. Moments later Luis Suarez lays it to Messi, he feeds Neymar who again should score but slices wide.

    Everyone who was telling me they'd have Eden Hazard over Neymar before kick-off - you're right...

    Lionel Messi and Luis Suarez
  31. SUBSTITUTION

    Barcelona 2-1 Real Madrid

    Real make the first change and it's a fairly unusual one, Raphael Varane replaces Pepe.

  32. Post update

    Barcelona 2-1 Real Madrid

    Spanish football writer Andy West at the Nou Camp

    "Space is really opening up on the break now for Barca, and with their front three that is very dangerous - as Neymar showed with his brilliant run. More goals in this for sure."

  33. YELLOW CARD

    Barcelona 2-1 Real Madrid

    Dani Alves

    Dani Alves into the book for tripping Isco. Moments earlier Neymar had once again beat two men with a mazy run. He can really move. This second half has been poor though.

  34. YELLOW CARD

    Barcelona 2-1 Real Madrid

    Bookings

    Into the last 20 minutes. Losing track of who's been booked? Me too.

  35. Post update

    Barcelona 2-1 Real Madrid

    The good and the bad of Neymar! A wonderful run from halfway, he beats two men for pace and trickery but blazes over the top when he had Luis Suarez on the outside. You've got to pass!

  36. Post update

    Barcelona 2-1 Real Madrid

    Not much football being played now. It's very stop-start with a foul every few seconds.

  37. Post update

    Barcelona 2-1 Real Madrid

    Barcelona v Real Madrid
  38. YELLOW CARD

    Barcelona 2-1 Real Madrid

    Make that 10 bookings. Andres Iniesta in the book.

  39. YELLOW CARD

    Barcelona 2-1 Real Madrid

    This is degenerating into an ugly game now as Isco is now booked. That's nine bookings. Sort it out lads, come on.

  40. Post update

    Gary Lineker

    Ex-Barcelona striker and MOTD presenter

    Suarez strikes! It's quite a good feeling scoring at the Camp Nou in El Clasico. Just saying.

  41. YELLOW CARD

    Barcelona 2-1 Real Madrid

    Javier Mascherano is booked for a bad challenge on Cristiano Ronaldo, cuts him in half! Ronaldo then makes the slightest touch on the Argentine as he rolls over and Mascherano goes down like an extra in the A-Team. Awful play acting, a triple roll with pike. That is poor.

    Will we get a red before the end of the night?

  42. Join the debate at #bbceurofooty

    Jamie Matthews: That first touch by Suarez was ridiculous! Great goal!

    Madan Roka: Suarez is just too good. The problem is he doesn't get as many chances like he used to get in Liverpool.

    Tom Faulkner: How does Pepe get in the Madrid team over Varane? Average player.

  43. Post update

    Barcelona 2-1 Real Madrid

    Spanish football writer Andy West at the Nou Camp

    "Fantastic goal by Suarez, made by a perfect first touch as he ran onto what appeared to be a routine long ball forward by Dani Alves. We've been saying Barca are more direct this season - there's your proof."

  44. Post update

    Barcelona 2-1 Real Madrid

    Luis Suarez

    That's perhaps the difference that the very best players can make to a game. They can be out of it for an hour and then burst in to score when it matters. Fine finish from Luis Suarez, as Cristiano Ronaldo heads over at the other end.

    As it stands, Barca would be four points clear at the top.

  45. GOAL

    Barcelona 2-1 Real Madrid - Luis Suarez

    LUis Suarez goal
    Luis Suarez

    Brilliant play from Luis Suarez! He's had a quiet game but give him a chance and he'll bury it. Dani Alves floats a ball over the top. it travels a good 40 yards, Suarez kills it with one touch and then slides it across Iker Casillas and into the net.

    Sometimes the long ball is the right ball...

  46. Join the debate at #bbceurofooty

    Suneil: My first 'El Clasico'. What is this?! I've seen more football during a performance of Swan Lake. Pathetic.

    Vinny Dozie: I really see play-acting killing the beautiful game we all love. Neymar should quit football and head to Hollywood.

    Slowbear: Gareth is having a stinker tonight - lucky he has Cristiano to Bale him out!

  47. Post update

    Barcelona 1-1 Real Madrid

    The intensity and tempo has just dropped, Real Madrid keeping hold of the ball nicely. Time for some changes? Xavi gets a burst of applause as he starts to warm up.

  48. YELLOW CARD

    Barcelona 1-1 Real Madrid

    Lionel Messi

    We're running out of players who haven't been booked. Luka Modric sees yellow for tripping Lionel Messi, it was a burst from the little genius too, right down the middle and Modric took one for the team. That's seven bookings now (I think) - five for Real.

    Sergio Ramos clears the following free-kick, expert header out.

  49. Post update

    Barcelona 1-1 Real Madrid

    Great covering from Pepe to clear his lines, and it had to be too. Real Madrid had one man back against two strikers there! Crazy.

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    Barcelona 1-1 Real Madrid

    Barcelona v Real Madrid
  51. GREAT SAVE!

    Barcelona 1-1 Real Madrid

    Jeremy Mathieu is well marshalled this time though and Real clear. And then put together a great attack, one-touch stuff, Cristiano Ronaldo to Karim Benzema, slicing through the Barca backline but Claudio Bravo saves well from the Frenchman! End-to-end-to-end.

  52. YELLOW CARD

    Barcelona 1-1 Real Madrid

    Every foul is a yellow card now, as Real right-back Dani Carvajal is carded for clipping Neymar. Good run down the left from Neymar, Barca can load up the big men again...

  53. Post update

    Barcelona 1-1 Real Madrid

    Gareth Bale gets in behind but Bravo beats him to it

    Gareth Bale gets in behind straight away but great sweeping up from Barca keeper Claudio Bravo. Real on top at the end of the first half and they've started well too.

  54. KICK-OFF

    Barcelona 1-1 Real Madrid

    Game on!

  55. Post update

    Barcelona 1-1 Real Madrid

    Here we go, the teams are back out. Same pace again please.

  56. Join the debate at #bbceurofooty

    Ramesh Kumar: Ramos and Pepe need to be careful with their challenges in second half against dive prone Barca players and a card prone referee.

    Phil Hakim: Gareth Bale is extremely peripheral in almost all of Real's build up play but you always fancy him to score.

    Michael Collins: Real finding acres of space, surely they must score more in second half.

  57. Post update

    Barcelona 1-1 Real Madrid

    Gareth Bale has assisted nine goals for Cristiano Ronaldo in under two seasons playing together in La Liga - but none of them have come since October.

    Time for a change?

    Ronaldo, by the way, has only assisted two for Bale.

  58. Join the debate at #bbceurofooty

    Matt L: No coincidence that most of the Prem players mentioned on #bbceurofooty have been ones bought from Spain or at the very least developed there...

  59. Text us on 81111

    John, London: Bale's goal was rightly disallowed. Ronaldo was offside when he flicked it on. Great match so far!

  60. Post update

    Barcelona 1-1 Real Madrid

    There were 23 seconds between Neymar's chance to double Barca's lead and Cristiano Ronaldo equalising for Real Madrid. Devastating counter-attack.

  61. Post update

    Barcelona 1-1 Real Madrid

    The official attendance for tonight's game is 98,760 - officially bigger than the JPT final.

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    Barcelona 1-1 Real Madrid

    Spanish football writer Andy West at the Nou Camp

    karim Benzema

    "Fabulous first half, both teams enjoyed periods in the ascendancy and 1-1 feels about right. Karin Benzema had a fabulous first half and Barca lost their shape towards the interval."

  63. Prem XI

    Premier League - El Clasico team

    We asked you to tell us which Premier League players could get in either of the Clasico teams. Just for fun we've made a starting XI from players you suggested.

    Seamus Coleman and Morgan Schneiderlin out there next season?

  64. Join the debate at #bbceurofooty

    Barcelona 1-1 Real Madrid

    Former Liverpool and Republic of Ireland midfielder Jason McAteer on Twitter: There are more arguments in El Clasico than in Eastenders!

  65. Join the debate at #bbceurofooty

    Jonny Diamond: At least rubbish officials aren't exclusive to the Premier League.

    Akwaowo Goodnews: Neymar really needs to step up his game, he's been awful lately.

  66. HALF-TIME

    Barcelona 1-1 Real Madrid

    And breathe. Wonderful half of action, goals, disallowed goals, woodwork and a few flashpoints to boot.

  67. YELLOW CARD

    Barcelona 1-1 Real Madrid

    Sergio Ramos goes into the book for a kick on Lionel Messi, who has been kept pretty quiet so far. If he was conducting the orchestra against Manchester City in the week, he's been relegated to second fiddle so far.

  68. Post update

    Barcelona 1-1 Real Madrid

    Spanish football writer Andy West at the Nou Camp

    "Real looking more and more dangerous since the leveller. Ronaldo was booked for diving but the goal seems to have restored some of his cocky self-assuredness. If anything, it's Barca who want the whistle."

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    Barcelona 1-1 Real Madrid

    Barcelona v Real Madrid
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    Gary Lineker

    Ex-Barcelona striker and MOTD presenter

    There's some wonderful football in these games, but the diving, play acting and histrionics are an embarrassment to football.

  71. GREAT SAVE!

    Barcelona 1-1 Real Madrid

    Get hold of that one! Cristiano Ronaldo with a 35-yard thunderbolt, all sorts of serve and pace and Claudio Bravo makes a flying save. From the corner, Gareth Bale instinctively swings at a loose ball and he puts it wide. BIG chance!

  72. Post update

    Barcelona 1-1 Real Madrid

    That goal may have been chalked off for Cristiano Ronaldo being slightly offside before he helped it on to Gareth Bale. He was just, I think. Hard to see for sure.

    As tight as this game now is. There's more goals in it, that's for sure.

  73. Join the debate at #bbceurofooty

    Chris Batman: No matter how many superstars are on display, I will never fully love El Clasico due to the of copious amount of simulation

  74. DISALLOWED GOAL

    Barcelona 1-1 Real Madrid - Gareth Bale

    Gareth Bale

    Gareth Bale scores! No! Offside.

    Bale steers in on the slide after Cristiano Ronaldo flicked it on but the offside flag was raised. Wrongly, Bale was well onside. Real ending the half on top.

  75. Post update

    Barcelona 1-1 Real Madrid

    Gareth Bale is fouled

    What a tackle! Gareth Bale is flying into the area at full pace, Gerard Pique comes steaming over and commits 100% to the sliding tackle, he cannot get that wrong and he doesn't, brilliant slide. A Stuart Pearce special.

  76. YELLOW CARD

    Barcelona 1-1 Real Madrid - Ronaldo dive

    Ronaldo is booked

    You can play too much. Barca work their way out from the corner flag but one pass to many almost costs them as Toni Kroos robs them. They just about get away with it and then Cristiano Ronaldo is booked for a dive as he surges past Gerard Pique. Definite dive.

  77. Post update

    Barcelona 1-1 Real Madrid

    Cristiano Ronaldo has scored in seven of his last eight visits to the Nou Camp. They are machines, the pair of them.

    Pepe gets tagged again, this time by Ivan Rakitic and it could blow up down there. We are one bad tackle away from a meltdown.

  78. 'What a sitter'

    Barcelona 1-1 Real Madrid

    Spanish football writer Andy West at the Nou Camp

    European football writer

    Neymar

    "What a sitter for Neymar. When the ball came across it looked like he had to score - there was even time to look to the linesman to see if he was offside.

    "And then a beautiful, beautiful touch from Benzema. He doesn't score that many but his place in the team is never questioned because he does things like that. Great link-up player."

  79. Post update

    Gary Lineker

    Ex-Barcelona striker and MOTD presenter

    Brilliant from Benzema, great from Ronaldo, dreadful from Neymar.

  80. Join the debate at #bbceurofooty

    Lionel Messi

    Mungo Russell: Re Shane Daly. Didn't Messi just dispatch the current premier league champions almost single-handedly? He would rule the Prem.

    Abhishek: The lame argument that Messi won't do well in premier league. Beating Arsenal, Manu, City, Chelsea isn't enough?

    Tom Wylie: Messi doesn't need to play in the PL to prove himself, he tears Europe's biggest teams apart with ease every season .

  81. Post update

    Guy Mowbray

    BBC Match of the Day commentator

    Who'd have thought that Pepe and Suarez would be at the heart of it starting to kick off a bit? Waiting for Ramos to join in now.

  82. GOAL

    Barcelona 1-1 Real Madrid - Cristiano Ronaldo

    Goal
    Real Madrid celebrate Ronaldo's goal

    Moments after Neymar should have put Barca 2-0 up, Cristiano Ronaldo levels it up with his 15th El Clasico goal.

    It's superb approach play from Karim Benzema, backheeling the ball into his path and a good old-fashioned toe-poke does the business from 10 yards.

  83. CLOSE!

    Barcelona 1-0 Real Madrid

    Fine first half hour. Barca not playing with the same threat as they carried against Manchester City but they're not far away. Real looking shaky at the back - and that should be two!

    Real are ropey from a corner again, Luis Suarez hits one across goal and Neymar should bury it, but he scuffs it straight at the keeper...

  84. Post update

    Barcelona 1-0 Real Madrid

    Barcelona v Real Madrid
  85. YELLOW CARD

    Barcelona 1-0 Real Madrid

    Luis Suarez

    Luis Suarez is in the book, watch this space. Pepe was booked for fouling him moments ago and now the Uruguayan rakes the defender's calf. Nasty tackle that. Suarez pumped like Gazza in the 91 final...

  86. CLOSE!

    Barcelona 1-0 Real Madrid

    Good spell from Real, lots of possession and it ends with Marcelo cutting in and firing in a shot which is well blocked. Long-ball merchants Barca then fire one over the top and Iker Casillas clears with a flying header, a full 20 yards out of his goal! Maverick.

    Barca goalscorer Jeremy Mathieu then almost heads the equaliser into his own net, miscuing one over the top. A real 50p head.

  87. Join the debate at #bbceurofooty

    Madan Roka: Look at that! Barca scoring from a set piece! Great cross!

    Kritt Normsaskul: For all of Barca's star studded squad, it's a defender with a good old fashioned header that puts Barcelona in the lead

  88. Post update

    Barcelona 1-0 Real Madrid

    Jeremy Mathieu celebrates

    Jeremy Mathieu, who joined Barcelona in the summer after five years with Valencia, has scored seven La Liga goals - three have been against Real Madrid. The Shola Ameobi of El Clasico.

  89. Post update

    Barcelona 1-0 Real Madrid

    The free-kick comes to nothing but it's stating to get niggly. Ivan Rakitic and Dani Carvajal having a little tussle in the wall.

  90. Post update

    Barcelona 1-0 Real Madrid

    Spanish football writer Andy West at the Nou Camp

    Carlo Ancelotti and Luis Enrique

    "Another sign of Barca's greatly improved set piece play. Last season they never even looked like scoring from those positions, now it happens regularly. Credit to Luis Enrique."

  91. YELLOW CARD

    Barcelona 1-0 Real Madrid

    Luis Suarez complains to the referee

    The first booking of the night goes to Pepe, who is pinged for going through the back of Luis Suarez. I'm not so sure he actually touched him but it's a yellow card and a free-kick in a good position.

  92. Post update

    Barcelona 1-0 Real Madrid

    Suarez and Jeremy Mathieu celebrate

    Real Madrid have conceded a league-high 33% of their goals to opposition headers this term. And there's another one. Maybe they should sign Ryan Shawcross.

  93. GOAL

    Barcelona 1-0 Real Madrid - Jeremy Mathieu

    Jeremy Mathieu

    Hands up who had Jeremy Mathieu for first goal? The French defender has his first La Liga goal for Barca with a textbook header down into the net, Lionel Messi's free-kick picks him out and the centre-half loses Sergio Ramos to thump in.

  94. Join the debate at #bbceurofooty

    Shane Daly: If Messi does come to the Premier League, we will see how good he is, 38 hard games. Ronaldo did it very well, Messi wouldn't cope.

  95. Post update

    Barcelona 0-0 Real Madrid

    Brilliant football. Marcelo loses the ball in the Barca half and the hosts counter, Lionel Messi driving play inside and then finding Neymar on the left. He crosses early, Messi stretches to head wide from 16 yards but he should have left it, he had a man over...

  96. Post update

    Barcelona 0-0 Real Madrid

    Gareth Bale

    A breathless opening 15 minutes. Real Madrid's front players starting to come to life now. How would the game have changed if Cristiano Ronaldo had scored that chance? I'm not sure they're set up to sit back...

  97. Post update

    Barcelona 0-0 Real Madrid

    Spanish football writer Andy West at the Nou Camp

    "That chance for Ronaldo came from the defensive weakness in Barca's new system. Messi is not a natural defender from the right wing and he left too much space for Marcelo to spark the attack."

  98. Text us on 81111

    Jamie, Brighton: Carrick is the only English player who plays like a Spaniard. Majestic passer of the ball.

  99. HITS THE WOODWORK

    Barcelona 0-0 Real Madrid

    Ronaldo hits the bar

    Chance! Cristiano Ronaldo hits the bar!

    A great pass finds Karim Benzema on the left of the area, he cuts back onto his right foot and flights it to the back post, there's Ronaldo, it's a tight angle but he sidefoots against the crossbar and away. Unlucky. Seconds later Isco shoots wide and then Sergio Ramos heads over. Great 60 seconds for Real.

  100. Post update

    Barcelona 0-0 Real Madrid

    Neymar clutches his neck

    Neymar goes down in theatrical fashion holding his neck after a tussle with the Real defence. The amount of shenanigans in Clasicos of the past has ruined it but this referee is having none of it.

  101. Text us on 81111

    AP: Messi much more of a team player, especially when he doesn't get the ball. Ronaldo however...

    Jared Maobe: Casillas...he used to be Real Madrid's strongest point, but he might be their weak point tonight.

  102. 'Bale can't switch off'

    Barcelona 0-0 Real Madrid

    Spanish football writer Andy West at the Nou Camp

    Bale and Alba

    "Gareth Bale is directly up against Jordi Alba, which is quite a foot race. The Welshman is being diligent in defence so far and he can't switch off for a second. Alba can be devastating in attack."

  103. Post update

    Barcelona 0-0 Real Madrid

    The first moment of aggro is caused by Gareth Bale, he gets the full force of the home crowd after barging into Jordi Alba as the full-back cuts him out. At the other end, Luis Suarez is sent free by a peach of a pass but he's just offside. Both sides nibbling at the edges of danger...

  104. Post update

    Barcelona 0-0 Real Madrid

    Gareth Bale

    Gareth Bale's first real touch is a good one, jinking past a man on the right and finding Karim Benzema streaking through the middle. The Frenchman has to hit it first time and does, but scuffs it across goal.

  105. Post update

    Barcelona 0-0 Real Madrid

    Cristiano Ronaldo

    Real now having a good spell in possession. Under Pep Guardiola the Barca mantra used to be to win the ball back within six seconds but now they seem happier to let the other side have it in non-dangerous areas and then hit the front three on the break. A bit more direct.

    Lionel Messi shows why that's a great option with a majestic crossfield pass but Jordi Alba runs out of room.

  106. Post update

    Opta Jose: Andres Iniesta is the Barcelona captain for the first time in a game against Real Madrid in his career.

  107. Post update

    Barcelona 0-0 Real Madrid

    Andres Iniesta

    That looked a sore one for Andres Iniesta but after a tickle of the magic sponge he's back with us. Sergio Ramos tussles with Luis Suarez and again the home crowd erupts. Terrific atmosphere, as you'd expect. Demand.

  108. Post update

    Barcelona 0-0 Real Madrid

    Lovely stuff! Andres Iniesta plays a one-two over the Real defence and cuts one back, great ball in but it's deflected over the top. Iniesta has gone over on his ankle and needs some treatment.

  109. Post update

    Barcelona 0-0 Real Madrid

    Spanish football writer Andy West at the Nou Camp

    Barcelona v Real Madrid

    "Wow. Just wow. Fancy playing here?"

  110. Post update

    Barcelona 0-0 Real Madrid

    Luka Modric with the first interception of the night and he sets Cristiano Ronaldo away down the Real left. His touch is met by a huge sound of 98,000 boos and whistles. He's not a popular man in these parts.

  111. KICK-OFF

    Barcelona 0-0 Real Madrid

    Here we go then, Barcelona get us under way...

  112. Post update

    Barcelona v Real Madrid (20:00 GMT)

    Barcelona and Real Madrid players take to the pitch

    It's all very fraternal. Get Roy Keane out there. Here we go then, the stadium-wide mural is revealed and it's fantastic. We'd all give a right arm to be there tonight I'm sure...

  113. Post update

    Barcelona v Real Madrid (20:00 GMT)

    Iniesta

    Andres Iniesta and Xavi both share embraces with Real keeper Iker Casillas. All friends now, the Spanish team-mates. Sergio Ramos and Gerard Pique hug it out too. You didn't get this at Anfield this afternoon...

  114. Post update

    Barcelona v Real Madrid (20:00 GMT)

    The Nou Camp is buzzing, almost 100,000 people inside awaiting the showdown. It's just ticking around to 9pm in Barcelona. It's about to hit fever pitch. Teams in the tunnel!

  115. Post update

    Barcelona v Real Madrid (20:00 GMT)

    Spanish football writer Andy West at the Nou Camp

    "There's a campaign across La Liga at the moment to cut down on fans verbally abusing opposition players, so Barca fans have been asked not to jeer Ronaldo. Good luck with that."

  116. Post update

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    Spanish La Liga

    Barcelona fans

    We are 10 minutes from kick-off in El Clasico. If you are interested, Real Madrid have won 71 La Liga Clasicos, with Barca on 66 victories.

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    Who do you buy first when you play football manager games though Rob? Don't tell me you spend your budget on full-backs when Luis Suarez is available...

  118. Text us on 81111

    Ben, Kent: Barca still play tiki taka as well as under Pep, and now they have the added weapon of lethal counter attack.

    Rob, London: I don't understand why Barcelona or Madrid always have average defenders and superstar attacking players, you can score all the goals in the world but if your defence is bad you'll always concede too. It's a bit like having the best heating in the world but having no roof on your house!

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    My favourite suggestion thus far Stuart, even if it isn't technically right as Rory is no longer in the Prem.

    The biggest criticism you can level at Barca is the lack of apparent Plan B. Delap to Crouch, that's what they're missing.

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    George: Harry Kane has scored more then both Benzema and Suarez this season. Just saying.

    Tim, Manchester: Chelsea's number one goalkeeper Courtois and his deputy Cech could easily walk into the first 11 of either Barcelona or Real Madrid.

    Stuart, Harrogate: I'm sure Barca could benefit from Rory Delap's long throws.

  121. Who has scored the Liga goals?

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    Barcelona v Real Madrid

    Cristiano Ronaldo has scored 30 in 24 league appearances; Lionel Messi 32 in 27.

    Remember when one-in-two was a brilliant ratio?

  122. Post update

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    Spanish football writer Andy West at the Nou Camp

    Cristiano Ronaldo

    "It's a blustery old day in Barcelona - my afternoon beach trip was even rudely cut short by the wind. Shouldn't be too much of a factor down on the pitch considering the bowl design of the stadium, but the corner flags are having a fair old flutter."

    That breeze will play havoc with these sides' hoofing style eh Andy?

  123. Post update

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    Everywhere you look on the pitch there are some potentially brilliant individual battles.

    Lionel Messi v Marcelo: Home win.

    Dani Alves v Cristiano Ronaldo: Away win

    Andres Iniesta v Isco: Score draw. Football's the winner

  124. Post update

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    Spanish La Liga

    A quick reminder on what's at stake tonight then. Barca lead La Liga by a point after a fine run of form which has seen them win nine of their last 10.

    Real have 'only' won three of their last six league games and boss Carlo Ancelotti can feel the sack breathing down his neck. Two years in the Bernabeu dugout practically qualifies you for a testimonial anyway.

    Just remember, Atletico Madrid won the league last season. A phenomenal achievement.

  125. Join the debate at #bbceurofooty

    Mustafa Hussain: Real Madrid fielding more Spanish players than Barcelona. Wow. Who would've thought.

  126. Join the debate at #bbceurofooty

    Could any Premier League players get into these Barcelona and Real Madrid sides?

    Ashvath: Hector Bellerin would make either side in a few years, immense talent.

    Mohamed Khalaf: Yaya Toure can fit into the Barcelona side and Aguero into the Madrid side, Benzema can be a little inconsistent at times.

    Ian Simpson: Schneiderlin could play for any of the big teams

    I'm sure Yaya Toure tried that

  127. Post update

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    Spanish football writer Andy West at the Nou Camp

    Lionel Messi

    "Resounding chants of "Messi, Messi, Messi" from the home fans...and he isn't even out to warm up yet. I have a feeling they might have been directed at Cristiano Ronaldo, who is."

  128. Post update

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    As we discuss the weaknesses - or lack of - in the sides tonight, here's who is not starting for various reasons.

    Barcelona: Marc-Andre ter Stegen, Sergio Busquets, Xavi, Pedro, Rafinha, Adriano, Thomas Vermaelen.

    Real Madrid: Raphael Varane, Fabio Coentrao, Sami Khedira, James Rodriguez, Javier Hernandez, Alvaro Arbeloa, Keylor Navas, Jese, Asier Illarramendi.

    Real have got some squad eh?

  129. Text us on 81111

    Could any Premier League players get into these Barcelona and Real Madrid sides?

    Shohan Sen, from Kent: Never been convinced by Rakitic personally. I think David Silva would slot into the Rakitic role at Barca with ease.

  130. Post update

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    We're discussing which Premier League players would get into the sides from tonight. Keep them coming.

    So far we seem to have a consensus that David De Gea is nailed on to get a game for either side, with Thiabuat Courtois also in contention.

    Jeremy Mathieu and Dani Alves appear to be your weak links in the Barca side, with a fair few not fancying Neymar much. Their suggested replacements are Seamus Coleman, John Terry and Eden Hazard.

    For Real, Karim Benzema replaced by Sergio Aguero? Aguero is certainly a good enough player but would he suit that system?

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    Rally

    What a day to be alive.

    Liverpool v Manchester United, El Clasico, the JPT final and the 57th Barcelona-Sitges International Vintage Car Rally.

    Sport, you are really spoiling us...

  132. Post update

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    Xavi has become a bit-part player for Barca this season, maybe the mercurial Andres Iniesta will be the next to fade away.

    Time catches up with us all. Iniesta is only 30 but is he on the way down?

  133. Post update

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    Andy West

    European football writer

    Andres Iniesta

    "Fancy another sub-plot? Andres Iniesta, such a brilliant player for Barca over so many years and Spain's World Cup goalscoring hero in 2010, has not scored a goal or been credited with an assist in La Liga all season. Ready Andres?"

  134. Text us on 81111

    Sam: George Boyd would march straight into either line-up.

  135. The 12th man

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    Barcelona have painstakingly laid out 98,000 cards for the fans to hold up before kick-off tonight. Here's what it is meant to look like. Impressive, most impressive.

    Dortmund

    It's no Dortmund in midweek though is it? Theirs was practically animation...

  136. Join the debate at #bbceurofooty

    Could any Premier League players get into these sides?

    Carlos Jenzen: Only defenders, maybe Seamus Coleman, but that's about it. Benchwarmers the rest.

    Enyine Kofi: Think Messi, Ronaldo, Isco, Xavi, Iniesta cannot be replaced. But the rest can by most players from the Premier League

    Daniel Hughes: Hazard in for Bale - all round better player and would get the Real Madrid fans off their seats every time.

    Are you sure Enyine? Really?

  137. Post update

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    Seamus Coleman at the Nou Camp. A tremendous story.

    Julien FAubert

    Mind you, Julien Faubert got a move out there. Alfredo Di Stefano's face says it all...

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    Let us know which Premier League players could get in these sides.

    Angus Rodger: Silva, Hazard, Aguero, Matic, Fabregas... list goes on

    Danny Dawson: Lloris

    Sajana Mandula: De Gea and Courtois can walk right into Barca and Madrid's 1st teams at the moment.

    Alex Regueiro: In Barca's? Probably Zabaleta or Seamus Coleman at RB. No others.

  139. Post update

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    Spanish football writer Andy West at the Nou Camp

    "No surprises in the starting XIs. The only question mark was whether Barca midfielder Sergio Busquets would be risked after a quicker than expected recovery from an ankle injury, but Luis Enrique has not taken the gamble. Javier Mascherano's extra physical power and directness might be a better option against Real Madrid in any case.

    "Lots of British fans will have a particularly keen eye on Gareth Bale, and something to keep an eye on is how much defending he is asked to do by Carlo Ancelotti.

    "Real right-back Dani Carvajal will not want to be left one on one against Neymar, so Bale - like Isco with Lionel Messi on the other side - will have to track back as well as launching counter-attacks. Busy night for those two."

  140. Join the debate at #bbceurofooty

    Could any Premier League players get into these sides?

    Mustafa Hussain: De Gea for Casillas, Aguero for Benzema, Terry for Pepe..

    Reece Davies: I think Hazard would get into both of their teams.

    Dean Pannell: Both Zabaleta and Ivanovic. Both lack a good RB. GK spot easily taken by De Gea, Courtois or Lloris too

  141. The form guide

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    Lionel Messi & Cristiano Ronaldo

    How have the two main men fared in 2015 so far? Like chalk and cheese. Some good chalk, admittedly.

    Cristiano Ronaldo's tally of nine goals in 14 games since the turn of the year is good, very good, but Lionel Messi has racked up 20 in 18 appearances.

    All of this since moving out to the right as well. He is playing on a different level at the moment, he led Manchester City on a merry dance in midweek and now he will set his sights on putting Real to the sword.

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    Not many of you seem to rate Neymar. I wonder if the Brazilian can prove a point tonight?

  143. Join the debate at #bbceurofooty

    Could any Premier League players get into these sides?

    Davey T: If Gareth Bale can play for Real Madrid, then there are several who could also

    Luca Young: Hazard, Fabregas, Azpi, Terry, Rooney, Sanchez, Kane and Eriksen

    Luke Smith: Costa over Benzema, Hazard over Neymar, Courtois over both keepers

  144. Team News

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    Real Madrid make two changes from their last league game as Iker Casillas comes back in in goal, and World Cup winning metronome Toni Kroos starts in midfield. Gareth Bale is in.

    Real XI: Casillas, Carvajal, Pepe, Ramos, Marcelo; Kroos, Modric, Isco; Bale, Ronaldo, Benzema

  145. 'Any room in the press box mate?'

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    Spanish football writer Andy West at the Nou Camp

    "To illustrate the global interest in tonight's game, accreditation has been supplied to more than 800 members of the media, representing 164 organisations from 35 different countries, coming from as far afield as Burkina Faso, Hungary, Chile, the United Kingdom and… erm… Spain."

  146. Text us on 81111

    Could any Premier League players get into these sides?

    Shaun, Glasgow: Hazard, Ivanovic, Azpilicueta, De Gea, Aguero would get in Real's team. Courtois, Terry, Matic would get in Barca's. Ratio of 13-9 in La Liga's favour.

    James, Stafford: Hazard or Silva replace Neymar and Aguero replace Benzema

    Martyn, Reading: Courtois would get in either team, So would De Gea, Costa for Benzema? Kane in a season or two?

  147. Team News

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    Barcelona make just one change form the team which toyed with Manchester City. Claudio Bravo returns in goal.

    Barca: Bravo, Pique, Rakitic, Iniesta, Suarez, Messi, Neymar, Mascherano, Alba, Alves, Mathieu.

  148. All around the world

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    Lisa Stansfield

    The biggest game in world football?

    Plenty will argue that it's not even the biggest game of the day, with Liverpool v Manchester United pretty high on the global audience scale.

    Estimates place the TV audience for this one at 500 million people. Half a billion. That's roughly everyone in the United States and everyone in Nigeria all tuning in at once.

    Or everyone in Vietnam, the Philippines, Germany, France, Saudi Arabia, Argentina, Italy and Peru.

  149. Post update

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    Eden Hazard was the first name on my mental list - but I'm not so sure he would get a start. Squad player.

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    Could any Premier League players get into these sides?

    Shohan Sen, Kent: Alexis Sanchez at Barcel... oh wait! How about Mesut Ozil at Real Madr... oh wait..

    Sam, London: Eden Hazard would replace Isco at the moment in that Madrid team.

    Don't let Andy West hear you say that (see 18:44)!

  151. Post update

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    Real Madrid

    Wesley Sneijder had a full head of hair the last time Real Madrid won both league games over Barcelona. Can Carlo Ancelotti's side upset the apple cart and pull it off tonight?

  152. Join the debate at #bbceurofooty

    Joe: Ronaldo is and has been better than Messi, just, but neither of them are the best ever plenty better!

  153. 'What's wrong with Ronaldo?'

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    Spanish football writer Andy West at the Nou Camp

    Ronaldo

    "Cristiano Ronaldo has scored 41 goals in all competitions this season - so is it possible that he is under the weather?

    "Most players would dream of such a run of form but the great one has hit just five goals in his last 10 league outings, having failed to register even a single shot on target in four of them.

    "And with his goalscoring troubles providing the spark, Ronaldo now seems to be in a spiral of negativity where anything and everything is capable of annoying him.

    "Real's notoriously demanding fans, for example, have clearly got under his skin with their recent complaints about the team's poor performances. During the latter stages of the 4-3 home defeat by Schalke in the Champions League, he responded to fans' jeers by darkly muttering to Karim Benzema: "How shameful, how shameful."

    Read more on Ronaldo's woes from Andy West here.

  154. Join the debate at #bbceurofooty

    El Clasico bound?

    Harry Kane

    When you look for weaknesses in either of these two sides you come up with a pretty short list.

    But which players from the Premier League could make it into the Barcelona or Real Madrid starting XIs? And why would they get in? Who are they replacing?

    I'm thinking both goalkeepers could be replaced, a full-back or two, maybe a centre-back, give Harry Kane a few years...

    Let me know what you think.

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  155. Join the debate on the BBC MOTD Facebook page

    Adrian Bennett: Barcelona are going to get spanked tonight by Real Madrid

    Danny Dawson: Messi is without question the best player of all time.

    Ishtiaq Ahmad: Decider of the liga.

    Have your say over on Facebook.

  156. Post update

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    Spanish football writer Andy West

    Nou Camp

    "Doesn't look like a near 100,000 venue from outside, does it? Explained by the fact that the pitch is sunken, so you enter the stadium halfway up."

    It's much like Molineux then?

  157. Ronaldo the best?

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    Ronald
  158. Messi the master?

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    Lionel Messi
  159. Simply the best?

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    Lionel Messi & Cristiano Ronaldo

    Brazil legend Pele says Lionel Messi has outshone Cristiano Ronaldo as "the best in the world" over the past decade.

    Argentina and Barcelona star Messi, 27, edges Real Madrid and Portugal's Ronaldo, 30, 4-3 in Ballon d'Or wins.

    "At the moment people always try to compare Ronaldo with Messi [but] it's a different style," the three-time World Cup winner told the BBC's Sportsweek in between flogging sandwiches.

    The 74-year-old added: "They are two great players, but in the past 10 years the best in the world was Messi.

    "Bobby Charlton, Bobby Moore, George Best - they were the same level as Messi. We had in Brazil Zico, Rivaldo."

    An age-old debate that will rumble on and on...

  160. 'Isco is the new golden boy'

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    Spanish football writer Andy West

    Isco

    "Sergio Ramos is back. Luka Modric is back.

    "When you also consider Gareth Bale's return to goalscoring form last weekend and the consistent excellence of Isco, Spanish football's new golden boy, there are plenty of reasons to believe that Real can quickly return to the brilliance which saw them set a new Spanish record of 22 consecutive victories earlier this season.

    "If they can do it on Sunday and claim all three points at the Nou Camp, we might even see Cristiano Ronaldo smiling again."

  161. Post update

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    Barca

    Our man in the Nou Camp Andy West is taking his place in the stands. The turnstiles have just opened in the cavernous stadium, the floodgates may well follow soon enough.

    Goals tonight? Let's hope so...

  162. 'The crisis is with Real'

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    Eidur Gudjohnsen

    Bolton's former Barcelona forward Eidur Gudjohnsen told BBC Sport: "You can compare it to an FA Cup final. Three or four weeks before El Clasico the hype starts and it builds up to a huge occasion. It is not just bragging rights, it is more than that.

    "In one of the games I played someone wrote on a board in the dressing room; 'Don't worry boys there's only 400 million people watching.'

    "I'm just glad to have known the feeling of playing in a game like that.

    "I always fancy Barcelona. The three forwards they have have finally gelled and found a good balance with Luis Suarez in good form.

    "Real Madrid are having the opposite run of form, they don't look balanced and are conceding a lot of goals. There seems to be unrest and the crisis at the moment is on Real's side."

    See more from Eidur here.

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    Kindinu Kakumba: Real know that a victory will send them top of La Liga and they will be aiming for that.

  164. Stat attack

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    There has not been a goalless draw in 36 meetings between Barcelona and Real Madrid. The last 0-0 came at the Nou Camp in November 2002 and if we have one tonight I'll eat my hat. Pass the sauce.

    Between them, Real Madrid and Barcelona have won 54 Spanish league titles, 45 Copa del Reys and 14 European Cups.

    Real Madrid have scored the most goals from outside the box this season - eight - while Luis Enrique's Barca side are the only team in La Liga still to concede a goal from outside the box.

    Shooootttt!

  165. The title decider?

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    First v second, a point between the two sides - but Barca boss Luis Enrique insists that tonight's crunch tie will not settle the La Liga title.

    It's an important game but not a decisive one," said Enrique, who played for both sides.

    "These games are certainly different to any others. They are our eternal rivals. There's also our head-to-head goal difference to bear in mind.

    "There are no clear favourites in games like these. But playing in front of our own fans always gives us that extra boost. This is a nice chance to put some space between us.

    "It's not quite as intense as a manager. You have to control what's happening on the pitch. It's more about keeping your cool and making decisions at the right time."

    Real Madrid have won the last two Clasicos, and could make it three in a row for the first time since 1978.

    However, Barcelona have not lost at home to their rivals while leading the league since 1929-30.

  166. Post update

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    From New York to Tokyo; Lagos to Santiago, the world's eyes will be turned on the Nou Camp this evening.

    Or morning, if you are following from the east.

    On a domestic basis, this is all about winning La Liga and settling scores. On a global scale it's about the best players in the world on the one pitch.

    Are you set?

  167. 'Legends in the building'

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    It reads like a footballing who's who.

    Lionel Messi

    Lionel Messi. Cristiano Ronaldo. Thierry Henry. Michael Owen.

    Neymar. Ruud van Nistelrooy. Roberto Carlos. Davor Suker.

    Andres Iniesta. Alexis Sanchez. Xavi. Samuel Eto'o.

    Raul

    David Villa. Raul. Johan Cruyff. Gary Lineker.

    Arjen Robben. Ronaldinho. Zlatan Ibrahimovic. Patrick Kluivert.

    Zinedine Zidane

    Zinedine Zidane. Ronaldo. Alfredo di Stefano. Luis Figo.

    Fernando Morientes. Nicolas Anelka. Rivaldo. Ronald Koeman.

    Rivaldo

    Ivan Zamorano. Michael Laudrup. Ferenc Puskas. Luis Enrique.

    You have to be some player to play in El Clasico, never mind score in one. The list of legends to emboss their name on the Clasico history books is almost endless, with every man above scoring in at least one league clash between Barcelona and Real Madrid.

    If you follow one European game all season, it's this one. Who will stamp their name in the record books tonight?