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Live online football streaming: Barcelona v Real Madrid (La Liga, El Clasico)
- October 6, 2012
The world football-loving community will come to a standstill at 7:50pm on Sunday night (UK time) as Barcelona host Real Madrid in the first El Clasico of the 2012-13 La Liga season.
So how can you watch the match on our live video streaming service?
Bet365 are showing Barcelona v Real Madrid live, legal and straight onto your computer via 101 Great Goals. Simply click on this link or the Live Streaming tab above and follow the simple step-by-step instructions to watch.
NOTE: Be aware that Bet365 have some geographical restrictions on this broadcast, whilst those without a Bet365 account will need to deposit money in an account to watch the match. This game is not available in Spain, England and Ireland. But can be watched if you are located in Australia, China, Germany, Denmark, Sweden, Norway, Bulgaria, Greece, Poland, Romania, Czech Republic, Hungary and Slovakia.
A quick glance at the standings in the Spanish top flight reveal just how important the first El Clasico of the season is for Real Madrid.
After early defeats to Sevilla and Getafe, as well as a draw with Valencia, Jose Mourinho’s charges currently sit a whopping eight points behind bitter-rivals Barcelona. Should Los Blancos lose on Sunday to fall 11 points behind the Catalans, many will already be convinced that the title will be beyond the reach of the reigning champions.
Yet Real will head into the hostile Nou Camp stadium in the knowledge that they have already pipped Barcelona to one piece of silverware this season.
Barca and Real faced off in the two-legged Spanish Super Cup at the start of the campaign. Barca won the first leg in the Nou Camp 3-2, but after Gonzalo Higuain and Cristiano Ronaldo scored early in the return leg at the Bernabeu, Real claimed a 4-4 away goals aggregate win to lift the early trophy.
Whether that result counts for anything this weekend is hugely doubtful.
Real are currently fending off rumours of in-house fighting involving the likes of Sergio Ramos and Mesut Ozil, whilst Barcelona, under the stewardship of Tito Vilanova, have cruised to six wins out of six (scoring 17, conceding just five) in domestic action.
The big injury news surrounding the Catalants surrounds Carles Puyol who had a nasty fall in the Champions League win over Benfica and is definitely out. Gerard Pique trained on Saturday night and could come in for Alex Song to partner Javier Mascherano.
For Barcelona, Thiago Alcantara has also been ruled out for up to eight weeks after scans showed he suffered knee ligament damage in the win at Sevilla last weekend.
Real Madrid have few such injury concerns. The Special One will need to decide whether to play with Gonzalo Higuain or Karim Benzema up-front, Luka Modric or Mesut Ozil in midfield, while at the back all eyes will be on Pepe to see whether he can get through the match without collecting a booking.
Pre-match videos after the jump.
Gerard Pique trains ahead of El Clasico (No Alex Song at centre back?!)
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Ahead of El Clasico, Canal + compare Lionel Messi & Cristiano Ronaldo (Spanish)
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Jose Mourinho: The world stops for El Clasico
Real Madrid YouTube Channel preview El Clasico
Tito Vilanova previews El Clasico (English voice over)
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