Barcelona vs Real Madrid LIVE: El Clasico updates

Barcelona vs Real Madrid LIVE: El Clasico updates
Who will win the first Clasico of the season? Follow all the action and latest updates from the Camp Nou

<p>Barcelona midfielder Ansu Fati challenges Real Madrid’s Vinicius Junior</p><p>Barcelona midfielder Ansu Fati challenges Real Madrid’s Vinicius Junior</p>

Barcelona midfielder Ansu Fati challenges Real Madrid’s Vinicius Junior

Barcelona are taking on Real Madrid at the Camp Nou in the first Clasico of the season, as both clubs attempt to kickstart their underwhelming La Liga campaigns. Barca in particular have struggled this season in the post-Messi era and Ronaldo Koeman’s tenure as manager could be cut short if he loses against their fierce rivals today.

“It’s not an additional pressure. We have to go out there and be fearless,” Koeman said this week. “There is no fear from our side. I think we both have a good mix of youth and experience. We are better in ball possession and they are very dangerous counter attacking. We have to be aware of their speed when we lose possession and we need to be effective when we have the chance to score. In a game like this, we can’t afford to miss opportunities.”

Barca come into the game seventh in the table while Carlo Ancelotti’s Real Madrid are fourth and could go top with victory. Vinicius Junior and Karim Benzema have been particularly influential in attack and Barca must find a way to curb their threat. Follow all the action from El Clasico below, live.

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Full time: Barcelona 1-2 Real Madrid

“I don’t think we deserved to lose, but that’s football,” concedes Busquets. “Matches are decided at both areas and they were better than us.”

Jamie Braidwood24 October 2021 17:18
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Full time: Barcelona 1-2 Real Madrid

“Sometimes you need to be defensive and it worked today,” Courtois says at pitchside.

It’s a game plan that worked for Real Madrid, though. They controlled Barcelona from the 15th minute and looked dangerous on the break. Barcelona barely threatened and Real Madrid defended well – Alaba was magnificent.

Jamie Braidwood24 October 2021 17:17
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FULL TIME! Barcelona 1-2 Real Madrid

Subdued silence at the Camp Nou as Barcelona slide to their fourth straight Clasico defeat. Real Madrid were deserved winners and they move to the top of the table, while the hosts remain eighth.

Jamie Braidwood24 October 2021 17:12
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GOAL! Barcelona 1-2 Real Madrid (AGUERO 96’)

Aguero gets his first Barcelona goal as he volleys in Dest’s cross from the right – but it’s too little too late, there are only seconds left to play!

Jamie Braidwood24 October 2021 17:10
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Barcelona 0-2 Real Madrid

90+5 mins: Just before the goal there had been chaos in the Real Madrid box after Casemiro gave the ball away. But Real Madrid were able to clear before hitting Barcelona on the break!

Jamie Braidwood24 October 2021 17:10
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GOAL! Barcelona 0-2 Real Madrid (VAZGUEZ 94’)

Real Madrid will win the Clasico! It comes from another counter-attack after Barcelona threw men forward in search of the equaliser, and Vazquez finishes from close range after Ter Stegen had saved Asensio’s shot.

Jamie Braidwood24 October 2021 17:08
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Barcelona 0-1 Real Madrid

90+1 mins: Pique has joined De Jong in Barcelona’s attack. Dest gets to the byline and clips a ball in, but Courtois saves.

Jamie Braidwood24 October 2021 17:06
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Barcelona 0-1 Real Madrid

90 mins: Courtois is back up and looks to be fine. There will be seven minutes of time added on!

Jamie Braidwood24 October 2021 17:05
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Barcelona 0-1 Real Madrid

89 mins: Courtois is now down. There was no one around him as he cleared the ball but the goalkeeper is clutching his knee and looks to be in pain. The Real Madrid players look concerned.

Jamie Braidwood24 October 2021 17:03
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Barcelona 0-1 Real Madrid

88 mins: Coutinho’s chip towards De Jong is claimed by Courtois. Barcelona are running out of ideas.

Jamie Braidwood24 October 2021 17:02

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