The second Clasico of the 2020/21 LaLiga Santander season is here. Welcome along to our Real Madrid vs Barcelona live blog, where we’ll have all the updates from the Estadio Di Stefano in Valdebebas, which will be hosting this fixture for the first time. Ahead of the game, we’ll have details on the build-up right here, before we’ll have minute-by-minute updates during the match itself. All of this live blog’s updates follow the below image of Karim Benzema and Lionel Messi, with the most recent entries towards the top.
REAL MADRID VS BARCELONA LIVE
This is our Clasico live blog for the actual match. Over the past couple of days, we have also had a Clasico build-up live blog and now the updates for the game itself will be found below. It is a huge fixture in the LaLiga Santander title race, with leaders Atletico Madrid currently on 66 points, second-placed Barcelona on 65 and third-placed Real Madrid on 63. Let’s see what happens in this one!
19:30 CEST: Who is going to win? Real Madrid or Barcelona?
This is the big question. Who is going to win this Saturday night’s Clasico? We want you to have your say, so tell us in the below poll if you’re expecting a Real Madrid victory or for Barcelona to take the three points.
19:15 CEST: The refereeing change
There was a pre-match injury that didn’t actually affect either of the teams. Antonio Mateu Lahoz was supposed to be in charge, but suffered a muscular injury after his midweek Champions League match. As such, he has been replaced by Jesus Gil Manzano for this game. This is his first Clasico since 2014.
19:00 CEST: What time does El Clasico start?
This game will begin at 21:00 CEST on the Spanish mainland. In the UK, that’s 20:00 BST and in the USA that is 15:00 EDT. Both clubs have created graphics where more time zones are outlined, to help fans know exactly when the game kicks off.