Barcelona v Real Madrid: La Liga – live | the league
Here are the players. There’s a cracking atmosphere, and it’s no wonder: Barcelona could actually win the league tonight.
“I sincerely believe that if Real win this game, they have every chance to come back and win the championship,” writes Arhaan Sayed. “I really hope that’s NOT the case, because we Barca fans haven’t tasted the league title since 2019. Visca el Barca!”
Teams in training
Barcelona (4-3-3) ter Stegen; Araujo, Koundé, Christensen, Baldé; Roberto, Busquets, De Jong; Raphinha, Lewandowski, Gavi.
Replacements: Fati, Torres, Sotorres, Alonso, Alba, Kessie, Garcia, Torre, Tenas, Galiot.
Real Madrid (4-3-3) Courteous; Carvajal, Militao, Rudiger, Nacho; Modric, Camavinga, Kroos; Valverde, Benzema, Vinicius Jr.
Replacements: Vallejo, Hazard, Asensio, Lunin, Odriozola, Vazquez, Tchouameni, Ceballos, Rodrygo, Mendy, Diaz, Lopez.
Arbitrator Ricardo de Burgos Bengoetxea.
“Evening Rob, evening everyone,” said Adam Griffiths. “I don’t have a horse in the race, so I’m just hoping for a lot of scenes that apparently nobody wants to see, and maybe some quality football. But mostly those scenes.
What does the table look like
Thirteen games, nine points. You would think, realistically, that Real must win today. And they certainly can’t afford to lose.
Xavi makes a change for last weekend’s win in Bilbao. Ronald Araujo replaces Ferran Torres, so Sergi Roberto moves into midfield and Gavi replaces Torres as left forward.
Real Madrid haven’t changed since beating Liverpool 1-0 in midweek.
It is The classic, Madrid must win to keep the title race alive, and a scandal is brewing. Here is your preamble!