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El Clasico switched to December 23

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Madrid (AFP) – La Liga president Javier Tebas confirmed on Monday that the first El Clasico of the season between Real Madrid and Barcelona will be played on December 23 at 1:00 pm (1200GMT).

The clash was expected to take place on December 20 as part of a full midweek round of fixtures before Spain’s winter break.

El Clasico fever grips Miami – at $900 a ticket

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Miami (AFP) – The new La Liga season is still weeks away, but try telling Miami that Saturday night’s El Clasico at a sold-out Hard Rock Stadium is meaningless.

For the first time in over 35 years, Barcelona and Real Madrid will meet on foreign soil. It’s also the first encounter between the two sides in the United States.

El Clasico fever grips Miami – at $900 a ticket

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Miami (AFP) – The new La Liga season is still weeks away, but try telling Miami that Saturday night’s El Clasico at a sold-out Hard Rock Stadium is meaningless.

For the first time in over 35 years, Barcelona and Real Madrid will meet on foreign soil. It’s also the first encounter between the two sides in the United States.

Neymar ban dispute rages ahead of El Clasico

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Madrid (AFP) – Neymar looks set to travel with the Barcelona squad for Sunday’s El Clasico against Real Madrid as the Catalans continue to fight his suspension for the potentially title-deciding clash.

The Brazilian is in the midst of a three-game suspension for his red card and subsequent sarcastic applause of the officials in Barca’s 2-0 defeat to Malaga two weeks ago.

Neymar ban dispute rages ahead of El Clasico

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Madrid (AFP) – Neymar looks set to travel with the Barcelona squad for Sunday’s El Clasico against Real Madrid as the Catalans continue to fight his suspension for the potentially title-deciding clash.

The Brazilian is in the midst of a three-game suspension for his red card and subsequent sarcastic applause of the officials in Barca’s 2-0 defeat to Malaga two weeks ago.

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ESPN scores 1.7 million viewers for el Clásico Miami between Barcelona and Real Madrid

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ESPN’s live coverage of the first el Clásico to be played on US soil between Barcelona and Real Madrid delivered 1.7 million viewers last Saturday.

The match, billed as el Clásico Miami and part of the 2017 International Champions Cup, was shown live across ESPN in English and ESPN 2/ESPN Deportes in Spanish.

ESPN scores 1.7 million viewers for el Clásico Miami between Barcelona and Real Madrid

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ESPN’s live coverage of the first el Clásico to be played on US soil between Barcelona and Real Madrid delivered 1.7 million viewers last Saturday.

The match, billed as el Clásico Miami and part of the 2017 International Champions Cup, was shown live across ESPN in English and ESPN 2/ESPN Deportes in Spanish.

10 Years Of Filthy And Fury: Pepe Set To Leave Real Madrid, Here Are His Greatest Hits

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Pepe has confirmed that he will be bidding farewell to Real Madrid this summer after spending the last 10 years studding shins and feigning headbuttsfor Los Blancos.

With PSG, AC Milan and a couple of clubs in England reportedly hovering, the 34-year-old Portuguese centre-half has today emitted a statement via Instagram to confirm that he will indeed be moving on to pastures new this summer.

Real Madrid-Barcelona el Clásico scores impressive numbers on beIN SPORTS

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As previously reported, the first el Clásico of 2017 between Real Madrid and Barcelona averaged 1.6 million viewers across beIN SPORTS and beIN SPORTS en Español.

While that’s the best viewing number for el Clásico in 12 months, the clash between the top two teams in Spain generated several additional impressive metrics.

Real Madrid-Barcelona el Clásico scores impressive numbers on beIN SPORTS

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As previously reported, the first el Clásico of 2017 between Real Madrid and Barcelona averaged 1.6 million viewers across beIN SPORTS and beIN SPORTS en Español.

While that’s the best viewing number for el Clásico in 12 months, the clash between the top two teams in Spain generated several additional impressive metrics.

el Clásico watched by 1.6 million viewers on beIN SPORTS in the United States

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EXCLUSIVE: The viewing numbers are in for one of the most exciting el Clásico games in recent history between Real Madrid and Barcelona.

The match was televised live to viewers in the United States via beIN SPORTS and beIN SPORTS en Español. The combined viewing number for both networks was 1,594,000

beIN SPORTS benefitted from the Sunday mid-afternoon timeslot.

el Clásico watched by 1.6 million viewers on beIN SPORTS in the United States

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EXCLUSIVE: The viewing numbers are in for one of the most exciting el Clásico games in recent history between Real Madrid and Barcelona.

The match was televised live to viewers in the United States via beIN SPORTS and beIN SPORTS en Español. The combined viewing number for both networks was 1,594,000

beIN SPORTS benefitted from the Sunday mid-afternoon timeslot.

Messi scores twice as Barcelona hit Osasuna for seven

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Barcelona (AFP) – Lionel Messi rewarded a homage by Barcelona fans with two more goals as they thrashed Osasuna 7-1 to move three points clear of Real Madrid at the top of La Liga.

The much-criticised Andre Gomes and Paco Alcacer also bagged doubles, whilst Javier Mascherano scored his first Barca goal in seven years with the club from the penalty spot.

Messi scores twice as Barcelona hit Osasuna for seven

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Barcelona (AFP) – Lionel Messi rewarded a homage by Barcelona fans with two more goals as they thrashed Osasuna 7-1 to move three points clear of Real Madrid at the top of La Liga.

The much-criticised Andre Gomes and Paco Alcacer also bagged doubles, whilst Javier Mascherano scored his first Barca goal in seven years with the club from the penalty spot.

Real Madrid Strip 357 Fans Of Their Season Tickets After Flogging Them To Barcelona Supporters For El Clasico

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Real Madrid have stripped over 350 fans of their season tickets after aconspicuous number of Barcelona supporters were spottedwatching El Clasico from sections of the Bernabeu supposedly reserved for home fans.

Sport are reporting that Los Blancos confiscated 357 season tickets in the wake of the match, which Barca won 3-2 in injury time thanks to the 500th goal of Lionel Messi's career.

Barcelona: Lionel Messi Manages To Sneak Suspended Neymar Into Post-Clasico Dressing Room Victory Photo

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The keen-eyed amongst you may well have noticed that a certain Neymar wasn't included in the Barcelona team that registered a rousing 3-2 victory over Real Madrid in Sunday night's suitably tempestuous El Clasico fixture.

Indeed, Neymar was left at homeafter Barca were warned that flouting a pending appeal into the Brazilian forward's recent red card against Malaga by fielding him against Real would see the club in breach of court regulations.

El Clasico: Lionel Messi Scores 500th Barcelona Goal To Secure Injury-Time Victory Over Real Madrid (Photos & Video)

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As was foretold in the prophecy, Lionel Messi's 500th goal for Barcelona was enough to sink Real Madrid in the final minute of Sunday night's El Clasico fixture and send the Catalans back to the top of La Liga, if only by the slimmest of margins.

Casemiro put Real ahead in the 28th minute before Messi scored No.

Last Second Messi Winner Keep Barca's Title Hopes Alive | Barca - 3, Real Madrid - 2

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- Lionel Messi Celebrating Scoring the Winner against Real Madrid -

I think the great thing about Leo is that he continues to surprise. After so many years he is still decisive. Andres Iniesta

Lionel Messi once again proved why he is still considered the Best in the World.

Last Second Messi Winner Keep Barca's Title Hopes Alive | Barca - 3, Real Madrid - 2

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- Lionel Messi Celebrating Scoring the Winner against Real Madrid -

I think the great thing about Leo is that he continues to surprise. After so many years he is still decisive. Andres Iniesta

Lionel Messi once again proved why he is still considered the Best in the World.

Football: ‘Best ever’ Messi turns tables on Madrid

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Madrid (AFP) – Barcelona coach Luis Enrique revelled in turning the tables on bitter rivals Real Madrid as Lionel Messi struck deep into stoppage time to edge a thrilling El Clasico 3-2 on Sunday.

Messi’s second goal of the night was his 500th for Barcelona and took the Catalans to the top of La Liga.

Football: ‘Best ever’ Messi turns tables on Madrid

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Madrid (AFP) – Barcelona coach Luis Enrique revelled in turning the tables on bitter rivals Real Madrid as Lionel Messi struck deep into stoppage time to edge a thrilling El Clasico 3-2 on Sunday.

Messi’s second goal of the night was his 500th for Barcelona and took the Catalans to the top of La Liga.

Five things we learned from El Clasico

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Madrid (AFP) – Lionel Messi struck his 500th Barcelona goal deep into stoppage time to earn the Catalans a 3-2 win over Real Madrid in El Clasico on Sunday.

Here, AFP sports looks at five things we learned from the five-goal thriller.

Title race back on

Victory for Madrid would have all but sealed their first La Liga title in five years.

Five things we learned from El Clasico

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Madrid (AFP) – Lionel Messi struck his 500th Barcelona goal deep into stoppage time to earn the Catalans a 3-2 win over Real Madrid in El Clasico on Sunday.

Here, AFP sports looks at five things we learned from the five-goal thriller.

Title race back on

Victory for Madrid would have all but sealed their first La Liga title in five years.

Messi hits Barcelona 500 with last gasp El Clasico winner

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Madrid (AFP) – Lionel Messi struck his 500th Barcelona goal with almost the last kick of the game to blow the La Liga title race wide open with a thrilling 3-2 win at Real Madrid on Sunday.

Messi had broken a three-year goalless drought against Madrid to cancel out Casemiro’s opener for Madrid in the first-half.

Messi hits Barcelona 500 with last gasp El Clasico winner

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Madrid (AFP) – Lionel Messi struck his 500th Barcelona goal with almost the last kick of the game to blow the La Liga title race wide open with a thrilling 3-2 win at Real Madrid on Sunday.

Messi had broken a three-year goalless drought against Madrid to cancel out Casemiro’s opener for Madrid in the first-half.

Messi hits Barca 500 with last gasp El Clasico winner

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Madrid (AFP) – Lionel Messi struck his 500th Barcelona goal with the last kick of the game to blow the La Liga title race wide open with a thrilling 3-2 win at Real Madrid on Sunday.

Messi had broken a three-year goalless drought against Madrid to cancel out Casemiro’s opener for Madrid in the first-half.

Messi hits Barca 500 with last gasp El Clasico winner

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Madrid (AFP) – Lionel Messi struck his 500th Barcelona goal with the last kick of the game to blow the La Liga title race wide open with a thrilling 3-2 win at Real Madrid on Sunday.

Messi had broken a three-year goalless drought against Madrid to cancel out Casemiro’s opener for Madrid in the first-half.

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Messi double as Barcelona beat Real Madrid 3-2 in El Clasico

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Madrid (AFP) – Lionel Messi struck his 500th Barcelona goal with the last kick of the game to blow the La Liga title race wide open with a thrilling 3-2 win at Real Madrid on Sunday.

A double from Messi and Ivan Rakitic’s stunning strike takes Barca top of the table, although Madrid still have a game in hand.

Messi double as Barcelona beat Real Madrid 3-2 in El Clasico

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Madrid (AFP) – Lionel Messi struck his 500th Barcelona goal with the last kick of the game to blow the La Liga title race wide open with a thrilling 3-2 win at Real Madrid on Sunday.

A double from Messi and Ivan Rakitic’s stunning strike takes Barca top of the table, although Madrid still have a game in hand.

Barcelona must rally around Lionel Messi to beat Real Madrid in Clásico

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A fair portion of the soccer world holds Lionel Messi to stratospheric standards.

Following on from the midweek UEFA Champions League matches, the Barcelona man’s performance in the 0-0 draw against Juventus was criticized in some quarters. He missed a fine chance in the first period, hooked over another in the second and, to cap off a frustrating night, fell flush on his face after a challenge with Miralem Pjanic.

Barcelona must rally around Lionel Messi to beat Real Madrid in Clásico

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A fair portion of the soccer world holds Lionel Messi to stratospheric standards.

Following on from the midweek UEFA Champions League matches, the Barcelona man’s performance in the 0-0 draw against Juventus was criticized in some quarters. He missed a fine chance in the first period, hooked over another in the second and, to cap off a frustrating night, fell flush on his face after a challenge with Miralem Pjanic.

Watch Real Madrid-Barcelona el Clásico for free

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If you’re trying to find out how you can watch Real Madrid vs. Barcelona, you’ve come to the right place.

While the game will be shown live and exclusively on TV via beIN SPORTS and beIN SPORTS en Español, many sports fans don’t get those channels. Thankfully, there are free and legal ways to watch the game with a 7-day free trial.

Watch Real Madrid-Barcelona el Clásico for free

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If you’re trying to find out how you can watch Real Madrid vs. Barcelona, you’ve come to the right place.

While the game will be shown live and exclusively on TV via beIN SPORTS and beIN SPORTS en Español, many sports fans don’t get those channels. Thankfully, there are free and legal ways to watch the game with a 7-day free trial.

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Barcelona drop bid to play Neymar in Clasico

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Barcelona (AFP) – Barcelona will not call up star forward Neymar for the potential title decider with Real Madrid, the Spanish champions said on Sunday, just hours before El Clasico.

“Given the legal uncertainty of the lack of a decision by the Court of Arbitration for Sport (TAD) with the game tonight less than 12 hours away, and to focus all attention on the sporting aspect, the club has decided not to call up Neymar,” a Barcelona statement said.

Where to find Real Madrid-Barcelona el Clásico on US TV and streaming

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If you’re trying to find out how you can watch Real Madrid vs. Barcelona, you’ve come to the right place.

The biggest match of the annual soccer calendar, el Clásico between Real Madrid and Barcelona, will be shown live on US television and streaming. All of the details of how you can watch the game (including a free, legal 7-day trial to watch the game via streaming) are below.

Where to find Real Madrid-Barcelona el Clásico on US TV and streaming

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If you’re trying to find out how you can watch Real Madrid vs. Barcelona, you’ve come to the right place.

The biggest match of the annual soccer calendar, el Clásico between Real Madrid and Barcelona, will be shown live on US television and streaming. All of the details of how you can watch the game (including a free, legal 7-day trial to watch the game via streaming) are below.

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Bale, Modric, Kroos in; Ronaldo out of Real Madrid roster for MLS All-Star Game

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Cristiano Ronaldo will not be involved in this summer's MLS All-Star Game, but several of Real Madrid's heavy-hitters will be making the trip.

Gareth Bale, Karim Benzema, Luka Modric and Toni Kroos headline the Spanish giant's roster for their trip to the U.S. Real is set to play matches in the International Champions Cup before taking on the MLS All-Stars on August 2 in Chicago.

Sunday European Rewind: Messi lifts Barcelona over Real Madrid, Arsenal advance to FA Cup final, and more

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Following a midweek Champions League exit to Juventus, Barcelona bounced back in the biggest way possible on Sunday.

A 92nd-minute winner from Lionel Messi lifted Luis Enrique's side past 10-man Real Madrid in a 3-2 El Clasico win. Most importantly, the victory propelled Barcelona to the top spot in the La Liga table, holding an edge on Los Blancos due to goal-difference.