Real Madrid v Barcelona Live Stream TV
Real Madrid and Barcelona will meet on Sunday as the latest instalment of “El Classico” gets underway. You can watch free live streaming the match from Santiago Bernabeu.
Just four points separates the pair at the top of the table, with leaders Real emerging in recent weeks as the form team in Spain.
Carlo Ancelotti’s side are currently unbeaten in their 18 league games and have not tasted defeat since the 2-1 loss to their rivals in October.
Since then, they have 15 and drawn three to put themselves in contention for 33rd title and second in three years.
By contrast Barcelona have stumbled in recent weeks after a stunning start to the season.
Tata Martino’s side won their first 8 games off the season to set the early pace but they have struggled recently, losing three of their last 7 games.
Two of those defeats have come on the road, the most recent of which was a surprise 1-0 loss to Real Valladolid.
The club have bounced back on each occasion they have lost and Osasuna were the victims on Saturday following the Valladolid debacle with goals from their newly crowned all time record scorer Lionel Messi (3), Alexis Sanchez, Pedro, Iniesta and Christian Tello sealing an emphatic 7-0 win.
Barcelona chose to rest Fabregas and Neymar for the game however the pair should feature at the Bernabeu next weekend.
The result was the 11th time this season that Barcelona has scored four or more in a league game and took the past the 80 goal mark for the season.
It also means that Martino’s side boast the best goal difference of the title chasers and given how close it is at the top this could prove important.
Under pressure Martino believes the weekend win was the perfect tonic ahead of the “El Classico”
“It is always good when you do a good performance like (Sunday) and you score seven goals, but having a good performance ahead of the match at the Bernabeu helps,” he said.
“We can’t forget to prepare well. It’s not easy to score seven goals but I consider what we did as what we should always do: win the game.”
While Barcelona were at their brilliant best at the weekend, Real were workmanlike in beating Malaga.
Saturday’s hosts had beaten Real 3-2 last season in the same fixture but a goal from Ronaldo, his 25th of the season ensured there would be no repeat.
Ancelotti started with a full strength side and came though the encounter unscathed with no bookings or injuries to report.