The momentum is with Real Madrid when they host their biggest domestic rivals Barcelona for the Spanish La Liga battle on Sunday night April 23rd (April 24th in IST).
Real Madrid Vs Barcelona La Liga 23rd of April 2017 Details
Sergio Ramos headed late to pick up a 1–1 draw for Real Madrid when the teams met earlier this term at Camp Nou. They’d won 3 of the previous 5 clasicos but Barcelona did famously win 4–0 when the sides last met at the Bernabeu. There have been 4 or more goals in all of the last 3 meetings between the sides in Madrid. Since losing convincingly at home to Barcelona last season, Real Madrid have lost just once in 29 home league games, winning 24. Both teams have scored in 74% of Real Madrid games and 59% of Barcelona games. Barca have already lost 7 times away this season in all tournaments. They’ve conceded 13 goals in their last 6 away matches, scoring just 7.
Dates, Fixtures, Schedule
|United States of America (EST Eastern Standard Time)||23.04.2017 14:45 EST|
|England (GMT Europe Time) (United Kingdom)||23.04.2017 19:45 GMT+0|
|India (IST Indian Time)||24.04.2017 1:15 IST|
TV Channels, Telecast Online
|USA TV Viewers watch broadcast at:||beIN SPORTS en Español, fuboTV, beIN SPORTS USA, beIN SPORTS CONNECT U.S.A.|
|UK TV Viewers watch broadcast at:||SKY GO Extra, NOW TV UK, Sky Sports 1/HD UK, Sky Go UK|
|Indian TV Viewers watch broadcast at:||Sony ESPN, Sony Six SD, TEN 1, Sony Six HD|
Real Madrid Vs Barcelona Live Online Commentary
Both sides are coming on the back of contrasting moods in a match that could influence the La Liga title. Zinedine Zidane and his men successfully overcame Bayern Munich in the UEFA Champions League to book their place in the semi-finals stage, while Barcelona were knocked out in agonizing fashion. We also witnessed two different body languages from players in the mid-week. Real Madrid looked confident and positive whereas the Catalan side were rather tired.
The form guide also suggest that Los Blancos have the upper hand. Real lost just once in their last 19 matches in all tournaments. Moreover, they have made it a habit of making comebacks from losing positions.
On the other hand, the Blaugrana dropped points in 3 of their last 4 matches. What is more, on the road, they lost 4 of their last 6 outings. Against top teams like PSG and Juventus, they conceded heavily without scoring.
As regards both sided team news ahead of this showpiece fixture: Dani Carvajal returns from a ban. Gareth Bale could also be fit to start. Defensive duo Raphael Varane and Pepe are the only absentees meaning Nacho is set to start in central defence again. As for Barca’s squad update: Neymar is banned meaning Jordi Alba may be pushed into a more advanced role on the left although Paco Alcacer is an option should Barca stick with a front three. Arda Turan is also an injury doubt.