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El Clasico 2013: Barcelona vs. Real Madrid Start Time, TV and Live Stream Info

ALMERIA, SPAIN - SEPTEMBER 28:  Lionel Messi (L) of FC Barcelona celebrates with team-mate Cesc Fabregas after scoring the opening goal during the La Liga match between UD Almeria and FC Barcelona on September 28, 2013 in Almeria, Spain.  (Photo by Denis Doyle/Getty Images)
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Leigh WalshCorrespondent IOctober 24, 2013

From Alfredo di Stefano to Raul, Johan Cruyff to Hristo Stoichkov, El Clasico has seen a star or two in its time, and there will be plenty more on show this weekend.

Arguably world football’s biggest game, Real Madrid and Barcelona brag some of the globe's finest players.

It will be billed as Cristiano Ronaldo vs. Lionel Messi, but in reality there are a number of players that possess the ability to turn a game of this calibre on its head with a simple moment of brilliance.

 

El Classico Start Time and TV
Date, K/OWhereHomevs.AwayBroadcast
Oct. 26, 5 p.m BSTCamp Nou, BarcelonaBarcelonavs.Real MadridSky Sports 2
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Real’s rivals, Atletico Madrid, currently sit sandwiched between the two sides in La Liga. Nine games in and Barcelona sit on top with 25 points, with Real three points back in third place.

The Catalan side, who will host this weekend’s game, dropped their first points of the season when they surprisingly drew away to Osasuna on Saturday.

 

Messi, naturally, has led the way with eight goals in the league, while new signing Neymar and Cesc Fabregas have been part of the supply chain with five and six assists each, per WhoScored.

Real suffered their only league defeat to in-city rivals Atletico at the end of September. A lone goal from Diego Costa did the damage, but they will be confident heading to Camp Nou, having picked up two wins and a draw in their last three league outings against Barca.

World-record signing Gareth Bale will be hoping to make an appearance on Saturday. The Welshman has recovered from the thigh injury that kept him out of action in recent weeks and will be looking to put his recent struggles behind him.

He has yet to endear himself to the Madrid faithful, but if he can impact this weekend’s match then he will be accepted with open arms.

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