It’s here! Forget the World Cup – the biggest soccer game in the world is ‘El Clasico,’ and Real Madrid will battle Barcelona once again on Dec. 3. It’s going to be the definition of ‘epic,’ so don’t dare miss it! Click to watch.
Camp Nou in Barcelona, Spain, has a capacity of 99,354 and it’s not unreasonable to think that every single seat is going to be filled when Barcelona hosts their bitterest of bitter rivals, Real Madrid. Los Blancos walked away with the victory when these teams met in Apr. 2016 – will Barca get revenge? The match is set for 10:15 AM ET and the rest of the sports world will practically pause to watch every kick, block and goaaaal!
Sports fans can watch this game via Bein Sports live stream (after they enter in their cable info.) CLICK HERE TO WATCH THE BARCELONA VS. REAL MADRID IN ‘EL CLASICO’ LIVE STREAM. Alternatively, fans can watch via FuboTV after signing up for a free trial here.
Barcelona received some good news ahead of this match. Midfielder and team captain Andres Inesta, 32, is set to make his return to the team following an injury in October, according to ESPN FC. While playing Valencia, Andres damaged his knee ligaments, leading some to worry his season was over. Thankfully, he recovered ahead of schedule and will be part of this epic match, along with Lionel Messi, 29, Luis Suarez, 29, and Neymar, 24.
Sadly, Gareth Bale, 27, will not be. A key component of Real Madrid’s “BBC” (the trio consisting of Bale, Karim Benzema, 28, and Cristiano Ronaldo, 31) went down during Los Blancos’ Champions League match with Sporting Lisbon. Gareth suffered a “traumatic dislocation of the peroneal tendons” in his ankle, according to The Independent. Gareth underwent successful surgery, but he’s expected to be out until March 2017.
That’s horrible news for Real Madrid – not just for this edition of El Clasico, but also for their remaining La Liga and Champions League seasons. The squad currently sits on top of La Liga’s table with 33 points, six ahead of Barcelona and Sevilla.
Plus, though they’ll surely advance to the next stage of the Champions League, Los Blancos are behind Dortmund Borussia in their Champions League group. Could this match signal the beginning of the end of Real’s dominance? Or will they prove that they’re the best team of the world by beating Barcelona on their home turf?
Who do you want to win El Clasico, HollywoodLifers? Are you rooting for Real or are you betting Barca beats their rivals?