The two La Liga giants are set to lock horns in this season's edition of El Clasico. Here are some interesting facts and stats ahead of Saturday's highly-anticipated encounter
La Liga giants Real Madrid and Barcelona gear up to lock horns this Saturday when the two sides meet at Santiago Bernabeu in the much talked about El Clasico encounters.
This season's edition of the epic fixture between the Spanish Primera Division's two most successful clubs is an even more special match as the two teams' star players Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi, who have split six of... Read the rest of the article »
Real Madrid’s eternal rivalry with Barcelona continues on October 25, 2014. Los Blancos are under pressure to close the gap on the Blaugrana. Who will be Ancelotti’s heroes on Saturday?
There is a four-point gap between the two sides. While Saturday’s visitors remain unbeaten with Claudio Bravo yet to concede, Los Blancos have been scoring goals for fun. As the home crowd at the Santiago Bernabeu aims to enjoy El Clasico, we look at five Real Madrid players who will have no right to flop against Luis Enrique’s powerful men.
1) Iker Casillas – Perfection and... Read the rest of the article »
The Catalans have been in supreme form this season but they face their toughest challenge yet when they go against the defending European champions.
Life at new club has been pleasant for Luis Enrique so far having guided his side to seven victories in the eight league games they have played. Having played in the high intensity Clasico games during his playing days on numerous occasions, the 44 year old is now set to participate in the fiery fixture for the first time as a manager.
He will need special assistance from the following five... Read the rest of the article »
Real Madrid have had the upper hand over their rivals in recent games having won three of the last five encounters against the Catalans. On Saturday they will be looking to record yet another win.
Madrid have been in blistering form recently and following their mauling of Liverpool at Anfield on Wednesday, Los Blancos will now be looking for a big win at the expense of their bitter rivals.
Here are five things Madrid must do to earn all three points against Barcelona.
Play defensive full backs
Real Madrid have always been blessed with explosive full backs who can cause quite... Read the rest of the article »
The Catalans are currently top of the table and will be hoping to maintain that by picking a win over rivals Real Madrid on Saturday.
Barcelona have won seven of the eight matches they have played so far and will be looking to continue their good form in the league when they go against Real Madrid on Saturday. Despite of having done well this season the Blaugrana failed to impress when they faced their toughest challenge so far in the form of PSG and must ensure that a similar fate does not await them on Saturday.
Barcelona... Read the rest of the article »
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El Clásico español siempre es un gran evento, pero la primera cita de la campaña 2014-2015 entre estos dos grandes está llamada a ser una de las más seguidas, con el regreso de Luis Suárez a la actividad con su club, y con los Blaugranas intentando irse a siete puntos de su acérrimo rival.
Sin importar el resultado en el Santiago Bernabéu... Read the rest of the article »
Los dos equipos más ganadores de la Liga de España buscan establecerse como la fuerza dominante, después de un año en que ninguno de los dos pudo obtener el título.
Los gigantes de la Liga Española, Real Madrid y Barcelona, se preparan para chocar de Nuevo este sábado en el estadio Santiago Bernabéu en una edición más de “El Clásico que divide al mundo”, siendo este probablemente uno de los más anticipados de los últimos tiempos.
Como siempre que se enfrentan merengues y culés, el... Read the rest of the article »
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El Clasico is always huge but the first edition of the Real Madrid-Barcelona rivalry during the 2014/15 season is set to be bigger with Suarez returning to competitive action and the Blaugrana looking to go seven points clear of their foes.
No matter the result at the Santiago Bernabeu on Saturday, Real Madrid will not end the match on top of Barcelona in the standings. A four-point gap currently... Read the rest of the article »
The Portuguese striker's sponsor took advantage of El Clasico being played tomorrow so CR7 could gear up with new cleats for the important game
Cristiano Ronaldo's latest stunt will feature him with new shoes. Just before he plays El Clasico against Barcelona, CR7 revealed through his Twitter feed a brand new pair of cleats, which he will use for the first time at Santiago Bernabeu stadium during the most important game for Real Madrid so far this season.
"These new shoes are perfect for me. I think they are elegant, sophisticated... Read the rest of the article »
Fans around the world voted in the league's website to select this year's nominees. The winner will be announced on Monday, October 27th.
One more battle between Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi will have a winner this Monday. After their Clasico match this weekend, the Spanish League will reveal the "Goal of the Year" award, which has the two superstars nominated.
Perhaps the underdog in this nomination is Mexican Giovani Dos Santos, who scored a magnificent strike against Valencia in their Week 10 matchup at El Madrigal.... Read the rest of the article »
The Spanish coach is not concerned about his opponent's formation, since his team will play the same way no matter Real Madrid's lineup
Barcelona's coach Luis Enrique confirmed during his pre-game press conference, that Luis Suarez will play tomorrow's Clasico against Real Madrid, although he did not confirm if the Uruguayan will start the game or not.
"I'm not going to play that game today, but he will surely have minutes. I can't say for how long. That's the million-dollar question. Besides, it's an important day... Read the rest of the article »
The Italian coach praised tomorrow's opponent, while stating he agreed with Cristiano Ronaldo's point of view regarding the calendar.
Real Madrid's coach Carlo Ancelotti established today his team has learned from their mistakes, which will make them more dangerous against Barcelona. The Italian boss does not want any credit on their current form, and thanked his players for their commitment.
"We did some soul-searching after the defeats against Atlético and Real Sociedad and realised what we were doing wrong.... Read the rest of the article »
Brendan Rodgers is slowly running out of patience with the mercurial Italian due to his poor performances and attitude.
Suffice it to say, Mario Balotelli has been a huge disappointment thus far in his spell at Anfield.
The former Milan striker was signed this summer for 16 million, which interestingly is the same amount paid by Arsenal to Manchester United for Danny Welbeck. However, unlike the English international, the Italian has failed to justify why Liverpool brought him in to help bolster their attack... Read the rest of the article »
La única escuadra invicta, sensación en la Liga Premier y dirigida por José Mourinho, el Chelsea visita a un Manchester United plagado de estrellas, este domingo 26 de octubre a las 11:55AM/10:55C/8:55PT, por Telemundo
Deportes Telemundo presenta el encuentro más atractivo de la novena fecha de la Liga Premier, el líder absoluto Chelsea visita al Manchester United, este domingo 26 de octubre, en vivo a las 11:55AM/10:55C/8:55PT. La gran experiencia de Sammy Sadovnik y el amplio conocimiento del fútbol de Inglaterra del exfutbolista mexicano Manuel Sol, estarán presentes en la narración... Read the rest of the article »
The Spanish defender will return to the starting lineup after missing Real Madrid's recent matches, while the Colombian midfielder wishes to make a statement in his first Clasico
Good news for Real Madrid before Saturday's big game against Barcelona. Spanish defender Sergio Ramos returned to Los Blancos' training facilities and is likely to start against their arch-rivals.
Ramos came down with an injury to his right leg during their league match against Athletic Bilbao, forcing Real Madrid's co-captain to miss his club's game against Levante. Furthermore, Ramos... Read the rest of the article »
The Chilean goalkeeper will risk his clean sheet record of 720 minutes against the top scoring offense in La Liga.
Claudio Bravo is eager to show what he can do in next Saturday's Clasico. The Chilean goalkeeper, who has already entered Barcelona's history with his clean sheet record, claims he is as calm as ever to play his first game with Barcelona at Santiago Bernabeu stadium.
“Stage fright? I don’t think so. Rather than the Santiago Bernabeu being imposing I’m more motivated than ever... Read the rest of the article »
Weekly Saturday Show on NBCSportsRadio.com and the NBC Sports Radio Mobile App; The Show Includes Insight and Analysis on Premier League and International Soccer
NBCSportsRadio.com debuts its first-ever digital-only show, The 2 Robbies “Football” Show, a Premier League-focused program starring NBC Sports Group analysts Robbie Earle and Robbie Mustoe, this Saturday, October 25 at 5 p.m. ET.
The weekly one-hour Saturday show follows NBC Sports Group’s live Premier League match coverage, and will stream live from NBC Sports Group’s... Read the rest of the article »
Un encuentro por Telemundo que nadie se debe perder: dos equipos con circunstancias muy diferentes se enfrentan este sábado 25 de octubre a las 9PM/8C/6PT, el subcampeón Pachuca busca afianzar su boleto a la liguilla, mientras que Leones Negros luchan por alejarse del abismo del descenso
Deportes Telemundo presenta el encuentro correspondiente a la fecha 14 del Torneo Apertura de la Liga MX: el subcampeón Pachuca recibe a los Leones Negros de la Universidad de Guadalajara, en vivo desde el estadio Hidalgo, este sábado 25 de octubre a las 9PM/8C/6PT. Sammy Sadovnik y su vasta experiencia, así como el tres veces campeón de goleo del fútbol mexicano... Read the rest of the article »
The Spanish player missed Chelsea's last games against Crystal Palace and Maribor after sustaining a series of injuries while playing for Spain's National Team
It seems Spanish striker Diego Costa has run into a bad luck streak. Following his participation with Spain's National Team, the current Premier League's leading striker sustained a couple of injuries that have sidelined him from playing in Chelsea's last matches against Crystal Palace and Maribor. To make matters worse, reports indicate Costa was hospitalized today due to a stomach illness. Hours... Read the rest of the article »
NBCUniversal’s Hispanic cable network mun2 continues its coverage of the 2014/15 season of the Barclays Premier League with three exciting matches this weekend and Monday.
The action begins Saturday, October 25 at 7:40 a.m. ET / 4:40 a.m. PT with West Ham United vs Manchester City; followed at 9:55 a.m. ET/ 6:55 a.m. PT with Sunderland vs Arsenal. Capping off the action on Monday, October 27 at 3:55 p.m. ET/ 12:55 p.m. PT will be Queens Park Rangers vs Aston Villa.
mun2 continues to offer re-airs of each match in addition to its continued unprecedented coverage... Read the rest of the article »