They really need him today. He has won over 50% of those games with seven victories and three draws. He gave the ball to Andre Gomes, who found Alba and he pulled it back to Messi, who fired beyond Navas before taking off his shirt and showing the Santiago Bernabe his name on the back. While Messi's celebration against Real Madrid was definitely unusual - rare, no doubt due to the fact it now carries a penalty of a yellow card - the Argentina international was not the first footballer to hold up their shirt at fans.
Min 56 | Alcacer gets put through by a sneaky little touch from Rakitic as he changes the direction of an Alba ball into the box. What a chance! Naturally, the taunt was not particularly well received among Madrid fans, but an iconic Clasico moment was thus etched into the annals of history. Meanwhile a ball back to Navas nearly goes wrong and Barcelona pounce byt the keeper gets it away. They are waiting on them to review their latest appeal, which could see him freed to play. But Messi's efforts seemed to be in vain when Oleguer got sent off in the end of the first half. Messi has scored 26 goals in El Clsico in his career which, unsurprisingly, is a record. Real Madrid XI:Navas, Carvajal, Ramos, Nacho, Ronaldo, Kroos, Benzema, Bale, Marcelo, Casemiro, Modric. Up front might be where Luis Enrique's problems start. To be able to comment you must be registered and logged in. Cristiano Ronaldo has also enjoyed the best goalscoring run in the fixture's history, scoring in a record 6 consecutive El Clasico fixtures in 2012 (netting 7 goals in the process). Min 79 | Barcelona win a corner now. Only Barcelona in 2013 have a better record when they hit the back of the net 64 times in a row. Ronaldo and Benzema should accompany that third attacker, whoever it might be.
Golden Foot 2022: Benzema, Lewandowski, Messi and Wu Lei, Baras Laporta sends Real Madrid message ahead of Vegas Clsico, Barcelona in shock over extreme heat in Las Vegas as they prepare to face Real Madrid. GOAL! Min 23 | Gareth Bale gets put in over the top and he tries to get a flick on it but it rolls into Ter Stegen. Min 30 |Piqu drives forward to the whistles of the Bernabe crowd. The game is kicking back into gear here. James Rodriguez puts a Mrcelo cross beyond Ter Stegen. Ronaldo has the slight edge in terms of minutes per goal however, scoring a goal for every 141.00 minutes played in Real Madrid vs Barcelona matches. Looked like it was a penalty but the referee did not as much as blink. He eyes up Rakitic before playing it to Kroos. The only change, which is a required one, is that Alcacer starts instead of Neymar. The game couldn't have started worse for Barcelona, with Rudd Van Nistelrooy scoring the opener within five minutes. Lionel Messi is eyeing his 500th LaLiga goal in the game on Sunday and it would be fitting if he landed such a monumental record in the biggest game of the year as he always has a knack for finding the biggest stages for his most incredible feats. Min 68 | Barcelona straight up the other end and Luis Surez with a shot from point blank range but Navas somehow keeps it out. He has been excellent in Bale's absence and won them the last game in LaLiga when he scored to give Real Madrid a 3-2 win over Sporting Gijn. It did take Messi out of the game for a few minutes and he even had to hold a tissue up to his mouth for a few minutes as he tried to pull the strings. Free in a dangerous position but it comes to nothing. That very well could be it. despite his doctors advising against such a course of action. The usual mind games have started but all has been quiet from Madrid as they know it is them in pole position to land a killer blow to a vulnerable Barcelona side. But a few minutes later, Messi responded with an unstoppable shot to make it 1-1, thus becoming the youngest player ever to score in El Clsico. Lionel Messi is, by some distance, the top goalscorer in the history of El Clasico, finding the back of the net 26 times for Barcelona in competitive games against Real Madrid. Arda Turan trained with the group on Saturday but has not been given the all clear and might not have the required fitness to play in a game of such magnitude. Real Madrid trying to take the sting out of Barcelona's response here. Ronaldo's solitary assist puts his ratio at one goal or assist every 133.58 minutes. Min 74 | The Bernabe is singing now as they try to get the team back into this one. It is not clear where exactly Messi got the idea from, but it is possible that he may have been inspired by former Barcelona legend Ronaldinho, who memorably held up his shirt to fans after scoring a goal for Paris Saint-Germain in a Classique victory against Marseille in 2002. The latest in the sports world, emailed daily. He doesn't think it was a foul but the ref pulls him in for a word. What a player! Free for Real Madrid. Umtiti caught his leg and Ronaldo went down inside the box. the man of the moment, for a moment. 12:10 | A reminder that Barcelona's squad in the end doesn't include Neymar, with the Catalan club confirming the Brazilian won't travel in a statement earlier this morning. This, it would seem, is his best defensive four but he might choose to play a back three given the circumstances of the game. Messi's final goal against Real in the colors of Barca came in May 2018 in a 2-2 draw.
Lionel Messi finishes beyond Navas. Min 41 | Lionel Messi almost makes it 2-1 Lurez wins the ball back and a failed clearance by Nacho falls to the Argentine. 17:00 | While we're on the subject of Iniesta, check out five pieces of mesmerising El Clsico skill from the midfield maestro. Min 11 | Out ball to Alba looks to be on every time. GOAL! Fast-forward to March 2014 when another trio of Messi goals helped Barca win 4-3 at the Bernabeu. The poor Argentine will be sore in the morning. Min 77 | RED CARD! If we believe that Barcelonas elimination from the Champions League will influence the game, I think were wrong. Great finish and one that Barcelona needed because Real Madrid were growing in confidence. FT: Game over. 19:18 | Gareth Bale has played in just seven of Real Madrid's last 19 LaLiga games. Now you can watch the entire NBA season or your favorite teams on streaming. Alvara Morata is third (13 points with 12 goals). Piqu gets there just in time and puts it out for a corner. Sergi Roberto broke. Min 7 | Gareth Bale put through now but he is offside. Min 28 | GOAL! A look at the teams news in some closer detail. Barcelona were lucky not to have conceded a penalty in the opening minutes when Samuel Umtiti caught Cristiano Ronaldo's leg as he beat him to the ball inside the box. Jun 24, 1987 (35), reihenfolge ASC, saison_id DESC, verein_id ASC, In squad: 4, Starting eleven: 4, Substituted in 0, On the bench: 0, Suspended: 0, Injured: 0, In squad: 30, Starting eleven: 28, Substituted in 1, On the bench: 1, Suspended: 0, Injured: 3, In squad: 8, Starting eleven: 7, Substituted in 1, On the bench: 0, Suspended: 0, Injured: 0, In squad: 6, Starting eleven: 6, Substituted in 0, On the bench: 0, Suspended: 0, Injured: 0. Lionel Messi celebrating his hat trick against Real Madrid in March 2007, Watch more top videos, highlights, and B/R original content. Min 33 | GOAL! What a finish. Alcacer didn't make a decision quick enough and he wasn't entirely sure whether to keep going or turn around and start again. But it hasn't always been like that. 17:07 | Bara have released their squad to finally put the Neymar case to bed (Spoiler Alert: He wont!) All to play for at the Bernabe with so many talking points in the first half alone. Ter Stegen, Neymar and Busquets round out their top five. It seemed written in stone after Sergio Ramos lunged in on Lionel Messi with two feet off the ground and studs showing. Navas saves with his feet. Min 83 | Marcelo pulls down Rakitic and Barcelona squeeze another couple of precious seconds off the clock. Meanwhile, Messi had his lip cut open by an elbow from Marcelobut it would be unfair to suggest that it was deliberate. Just minutes later, Messi equalised with a moment of absolute genius. Real Madrid substitution: James Rodriguez replaces Karim Benzema. Barcelona are top of the league and Real Madrid are left scratching their heads as to how they lost this one. After some really good chances for either side early in the second half, neither team really contolling this one now. Tonight, we will see both sides trying to assert themselves on proceedings in the middle and for Barcelona, having Iniesta will mean they can be for more proactive than they are without him. 12:40 | AS journalist and number-one Real Madrid fan Toms Roncero has offered his thoughts on tonight's El Clsico. Barcelona need to rethink that long ball strategy. Ronaldo passes it to him but he can't decide whether to shoot, pass it back to Ronaldo or do something else. Real Madrid, who have moved to replace their defensive and counter style, are fourth behind Las Palmas and Sevilla with 55.8%. Barcelona put an appeal in at the 11th hour. Barca then took the lead in the 73rd minute and looked to be on course for victory until James Rodriguez struck with five minutes left on the clock. However, Messi broke Madrid hearts in stoppage time when he latched on to a clever Jordi Alba cut-back pass and placed the ball beyond the reach of Keylor Navas. More than four years later, Messi is widely regarded as this generation's greatest player and some even consider him among the greatest players of all-time at the tender age of 24. 19:53 | Andres Iniesta has the most El Clsico appearences of those playing today. An apt way to score his first treble and really announce himself on the big stage. He plays it to Bale but Piqu dives in and gets the ball away from the Welsh man. Barcelona are living on the edge. One other active player, Karim Benzema (8), is in the top 10. He missed eight with an ankle injury. Ivan Rakitic gets on the end of a ball at the edge of the box. Barcelona losing to Mlaga two weekends ago, being knocked out of the Champions League by Juventus. The kid grew up supporting the club he now plays for. The first of which was Messi's first ever hat-trick; his third helping to rescue a point for Barcelona in stoppage time. Modric fouled and Surez tries to reach it but Carvajal pulls him back and the Barca striker swings a kick at the ball. Brazil international Richarlison appeared to emulate the Messi celebration in 2019 in a Carabao Cup match for Everton against Lincoln City, though his version is slightly different in that he holds the jersey with the club badge facing the crowd.
Min 17 | Messi runs a neat little ring around Casemiro and then leaves Modric for dead before trying to play Rakitic in. Perhaps most notably, Cristiano Ronaldo wasted little time in copying it in the next Clasico meeting a few months later, in August of that year, when he scored in the Super Cup at Camp Nou. After Van Nistelrooy put Madrid in front from the penalty spot, Messi quickly tied the game again, pouncing on a loose ball to beat Casillas in the half hour mark. He is back up though. Min 35 | Ramos with a sloppy ball across the back that Surez jumps on. Min 62 | Dani Carvajal and Luis Surez being brough in after a little bit of afters. * Match ratings and MOTM based on WhoScored ratings. 19:49 | Some photos popping in now of Sergio Garcia arriving with his green jacket. Lionel Messi is an absolute magician. Real Madrid substitution: Marco Asensio replaces Gareth Bale. Barcelona did end up losing the league in the last day to Real Madrid, but for Messi it was a breakthrough season. Forgot password? The right-back does the right thing and lifts it into the dangerzone but there were no Real Madrid players in there to get on the end of it. He puts the ball into the box again and Sergio Ramos gets a foot to it. 20:19 | Real Madrid have scored in 55 games on the trot. Messi will drop but the remaining two attacker play in similar roles and will want to occupy the same space. Min 49 | Quick corner again from Real Madrid as Marcelo takes it from Kroos and gives it straight back to him but Sergio Ramos is offside from the cross. The problem is that there is nobody to replace him even though his starting spot is not in doubt with Andr Gomes continuing to struggle and Denis Surez is not seen as a viable option, it would seem. Here is a look back at his very last Clsico wearing the white shirt of Real Madrid. Iniesta with an equally sloppy ball as he tries to find Surez again. In any case, Luis Enrique is ready to play with or without his star player but who replaces him, with Rafinha out injured, remains to be seen. 17:46 | The last time both LaLiga Clsicos finished in draws was the 2002-03 season when it ended 0-0 and 1-1. Will this be a Diego Costa in the Champions League 2013-14 effort when he recovered but came off shortly into the game? Left footed effort that Navas has no chance of saving. on social media about his love for Real Madrid. Min 59 | An absolutely gem of a cross by Rakitic and Piqu with the most delicate of glancing headers but Navas saves again. Messi is whiskers behind, scoring a goal every 151.54 minutes. What are the odds? He is keeping Barcelona in this one. Min 39 | A little bit of argy-bargy now as Umtiti goes for the ball and catches Ronaldo's ankle. Zinedine Zidane will now face a defensive conundrum on Wednesday, with Nacho the only available centre half for the trip to Depor. Casemiro, when he was not trying to slow Messi down got the opener after Sergio Ramos hit the post with a shot.
20:11 | This, of course, if Ronaldo's first time back at the Bernabe since he was whistled against Bayern Munich. 19:31 | Both Luis Enrique and Zinedine Zidane are aware of the importance of this game. Another chance just moments after as Asensio drives one at Ter Stegen. Min 82 | Kovacic booked now for taking down Lionel Messi. It's fair to say he's in bullish mood 12:15 | As for Real Madrid, Gareth Bale is back in the squad, but Raphael Varane isn't fit enough to be included despite returning to training this week. Ronaldo has scored 18 in El Clasico, which is the joint second most in the fixture's history alongside the legendary Alfredo Di Stfano. Min 22 | Messi is lying on the ground up the other end and the referee has to stop play as he is pumping blood from his mouth, it looks like. Ronaldo, Pogba and Harry Potter - Inside the world of USMNT and Juventus ace Weston McKennie, Ronaldo wants to leave Man Utd but none of Europe's top teams want Cristiano. Min 36 | Straight up the other end, Modric absolute rifles a shot that forces an excellent save from Ter Stegen. he always appears when Real Madrid need him the most. 19:03 | Zinedine Zidane is unbeaten as the manager of Real Madrid in his two Clsicos to date. Activate your account. Messi's free goes high and over the bar. He limps off and last 35 minutes into his return from injury. 20:32 | Lionel Messi has not scored in his last six games against Real Madrid. GOAL takes a look at the biggest transfer news and rumours involving Manchester United, GOAL takes a look at the biggest transfer news and rumours from around the world, Talks are ongoing over the France defender's future, but he is already preparing for a move to London, Man Utd transfers LIVE: Red Devils ready to wait for De Jong, Chelsea target Kounde lining up Lukakus house , wasted little time in copying it in the next Clasico meeting a few months later, in August of that year, when he scored in the Super Cup at Camp Nou, Four goals in 45 minutes: Darwin Nunez silences trolls to give Liverpool glimpse of exciting future. GOAL! In the end he does nothing. Gomes puts the ball on a plate to Piqu, who is about two yards out and drives it straight at Navas. The legend of Lionel Messi started being written with his hat trick in El Clsico back on March 10 2007. 19:39 | Zidane has picked the same team every expected him to with that one surprise. Messi has been delivering fabulous performances at such a consistent rate over the past few seasons that he's now almost expected to set the world on fire every week. 20:44 | Sergio Garcia out with his green jacket as he embarces Sergio Ramos, shakes hands with Iniesta before he swipes a left-footed kick at the ball. Min 25 | Alcacer down the left with acres of space but Carvajal gets back in time to stop him. Looked like a free but the ref is lwtting plenty go so far. It includes all of the player's appearances against the club. He has played in 34. Ter Stegen jumps with Piqu for the corner and boxes it only as far as Marcelo. They looked every bit the fragile team that had just been knocked out of the Champions League midweek. Chelsea - Barcelona U - 19 live: UEFA Youth League final. Every single time either team attacks, it could and many times should, be a goal! It seemed as though Ivan Rakitic would be the hero when he drove a left-footed shot beyond Keylor Navas on 73 minutes after several excellent stops from Navas and Ter Stegen and some poor misses from either side. Min 8 | Casemiro reaches in and gets a flick on the ball but takes Luis Surez down in the process. Barcelona want a yellow but the referee is not reaching for his pocket. Ter Stegen gathers. Min 90+1 | Andre Gomes fouls Asensio as we have just two minutes of added time. A breakdown in communication again as Rakitic moves the wrong way and the ball passes him by. He strikes just wide. If youre looking for more Messi vs Ronaldo stats, follow us on Twitter at @mvsrapp, where we consistenly post exclusive stats. He has lost just three times on 13 visits to Madrid's hallowed ground. Oh my word. We know were up against a very good team.". Min 80 | Wow! The two sides, who were neck and neck in LaLiga and competing for top honours in Europe endured two contrasting weeks with Barcelona losing to Mlaga two weekends ago and then being knocked out of the Champions League by Juventus while Real Madrid continue to march on in the league and disposed of Bayern Munich after extra-time in their respective Champions League quarter-final. In addition to wins, draws and defeats, it also shows goals, assists and yellow and red cards. Throw to the visitors. Although, they are not really out of it. There was a small price to pay for opting to rub salt into the wounds of the Real Madrid players and fans, with referee Alejandro Hernandez brandishing a yellow card to the Argentine for removing his jersey. Min 15 | Ball in over the top to Alcacer is way too long. He was on the winning side in 19 of those 45 games, losing 15 and drawing 11. He announced his arrival to the football world and has never looked back since You can follow me on Twitter@Manueltraquete. Ronaldo turns inside and shoots high and wide with his left foot. Lionel Messi has already cemented himself in the pantheon of greats but tonight he etched his name in that cement. Asensio plays it to James, but Ronaldo intervenes and stops it before getting it out to its rightful owner. Barcelona trained with a full complement on Saturday morning before they took off for Madrid aside from Jeremy Mathieu, who has fallen out of favour under Luis Enrique after a number of questionable performances. After 25 games, Sevilla led the league with 50 points, closely followed by Barcelona with 49. Replays show that Marcelo caught him with a stray elbow but it is really hard to believe that it was deliberate. But it will be the first time he has ever played against Real for anyone other than Barcelona. 18:09 | Barcelona are the kings of possession in LaLiga with 62% across the whole season. Enjoy live and on-demand online sports on DAZN. Back in 2011, Barca beat Real 3-1 on aggregate in the semi-finals of the European Cup after Messi bagged a brilliant brace in the first leg in Madrid. Half-time came and went with no changes on either side and with the game poised for someone to take control. They have no new injury worries to contend with but are without Raphael Varane and Pepe with Nacho and Sergio Ramos forming a makeshift, but effective, partnership in the centre of defense. he goes by Dani Carvajal like he wasn't there and he slots home beyond Navas. Min 67 | Marco Asensio goes through on goal as Benzema puts him in. Then he was sent off and suspended for two games before missing time recently with a calf strain. Ter Stegen gets his body behind it as it bounces up into him. level with a Sergio Ramos equalising at the death. He didn't catch Messi but you simply can't jump in like that. The Brazilian connection to the celebration continued when Real Madrid full-back Marcelo held his jersey up after scoring in the 2014 Champions League final win against Atletico Madrid. Min 64 | Proceedings have gotten a little sloppy now in the last couple of minutes. 13:55 | Real Madrid are currently resting up ahead of El Clsico at their plush training-ground first-team residence. Messi has rejoined the action and has a tissue pushed up to his mouth with his hand. 17:54 | Zinedine Zidane has lost three games out of 51 as the manager of Real Madrid in LaLiga. Brazilian Ronaldo scored for Real Madrid and Luis Enrique equalised in the 1-1 draw at the Bernabeu that year. 19:35 | Lucas Vazquez posted quite the emtional message on social media about his love for Real Madrid. He fouls Messi again and the referee thinks about it long and hard before he decides not to book the Brazilian for the second time. They may of may not actually resemble the players but it's a nice idea. Messi has not been at his prolific best for Paris Saint-Germain this season, scoring just twice in Ligue 1, though he has netted five goals in five Champions League games. GOAL takes a look. Casemiro was the man who gave Real Madrid the lead on 28 minutes after Sergio Ramos' shot hit the post and rebounded to him before he poked home for a handy finish. He chopped him down to size early on and was booked but since then has done it twice with Barcelona players pleading with the ref that the last one, in particular, was a second yellow and replays suggest it was. Luis Enrique says, "It is a decisive game with the competition nearing its end, it could almost end the league or leave the door open". What a game! Min 73 | GOAL! What a game. In his 45 previous meetings with Real as a Barca player, Messi scored 26 times and provided 14 assists. There is only one winner when it comes to providing assists in El Clasico fixtures. Min 89 | Another chance for Real Madrid as Marcelo gets on the end of a James cross. Barcelona hosted Real Madrid in Week 26 of La Liga. In fact one of Messi's most famous goals ever came in the UCL against Real. But legends step up in the big occasions and that was exactly what Messi did. Lionel Messi will face Real Madrid for the 46th time in his career on Tuesday night. 17:40 | Andres Iniesta has played over 600 times for Barcelona and has played in 23 Clsicos in the league.
We will fill you in as we hear more. Min 28 | Sergi Roberto gives the ball away as Real Madrid break again with Modric launching it towards Ronaldo. Both Messi and Ronaldo boast 100% penalty records in El Clasico, with Messi scoring 6 out of 6 spot kicks, whilst Ronaldo converted 4 out of 4 of his Clasico penalties. 20:02 | The lack of Neymar also means that Dani Carvajal will not be as subdued as Barcelona might like. Marcelo raiding down the left and he puts a cross into the mixer. In stoppage time, the little Argentine latched onto pass by Ronaldinho, dribbled past two defenders and slotted it home to complete a hat trick and salvage a point for Barcelona. Casemiro had another foul late on Messi and the referee thought long and hard before deciding to give the midfielder one more chance. Messi has played in La Liga for several more seasons than Ronaldo, so naturally has played in a significantly greater number of El Clsico matches, with 45 El Clsico appearances; 15 more than Ronaldo who has played in 30 El Clsico matches. #LaLigaSantander pic.twitter.com/b6UFmC7pGt. Iniesta has a shot after a decent little spell of possession by the visiting side. The most recent injury is a result of the layoff from the ankle injury but he pushed himself to the limit to return, despite his doctors advising against such a course of action. A lively first half if nothing else. The date was November 19, 2005 when Messi faced Real for the first time. That was not his only Clasico hat-trick. Most of Messi's Clasico appearances came in La Liga - 29 in total. 17:24 | Real Madrid have scored in 43 of their last games in LaLiga. There are also reports that Gareth Bale has regained full fitness and will start El Clsico.