Watch Barcelona vs. Real Madrid live stream free in the 2016 El Clasico on Saturday, April 2 from Camp Nou, Barcelona, Spain.
One of the biggest match-ups in all of football is just minutes away when the two La Liga giants meet in El Clasico 2016. Back in November, Los Blancos were crushed by their arch rival in a 4-0 massacre that left fans shocked. Now with new manager, Zinadine Zidane and a different attitude, Cristiano Ronaldo and company hope to spoil the current La Liga leader’s party.
Zidane is confident his squad comes in prepared and ready to fight tooth and nail. However, as he has yet to establish himself in the eyes of Real Madrid big bosses, it is a crucial that the memories of last November are erased.
It will be a tough task when you watch Barcelona vs. Real Madrid live on Saturday. Playing at Camp Nou has not yielded positive results for Los Blancos, who lost 2-1 at the venue, earlier last year.
But with only a few weeks left of regular play before the Champions League Quarterfinals, it is improbable this game will change the current league standings, which Barca hold securely with 76 points, followed by Atletico Madrid with 70, and in third place, Real with 66, 10 away from the leaders.
Questions about whether Cristiano Ronaldo is done with his professional career are continuous, and despite arguments to the contrary, he is definitely not playing at the levels he did in the past two years. It is hard with the likes of Barcelona superstar, Lionel Messi, and other rising stars such as Barca teammates Neymar and Luis Suarez, so it will be interesting to see what Ronaldo does on the field or rather, what he’s allowed to do.
After Rafa Benitez’s short tenure, following Carlo Ancelotti’s dismissal last season, Zidane has not turned the club around as most would have expected, but the Frenchman is not intimidated, at least not publicly, with the prospect of facing Barcelona. When you watch Barcelona vs. Real Madrid live, you will see how Los Blancos handle the pressure of playing at Camp Nou. The head-to-heads couldn’t be any closer.
Today will be the 232nd edition of El Clásico.— SportsCenter (@SportsCenter) April 2, 2016
Barcelona routed Real Madrid 4-0 earlier this season in November. pic.twitter.com/HDi5KklvBz
Midfielder Luis Enrique has confidence Los Blancos are ready for the challenge, according to Bleacher Report.
“We’re going into the game in great form.The game needs everyone to be at 100 per cent, and apart from Jeremy [Mathieu], all the other players have come back from international duty in perfect condition and thinking about tomorrow’s game.
“Games like these generate so much energy in the players that I have absolutely no concern about the number of miles they might have traveled this week.”
Watching Barcelona vs. Real Madrid live on Saturday will certainly make fans excited. Despite all the drama, it’s El Clasico we’re talking about here and it always lives up to the expectations.
Both Barcelona and Real Madrid have announced their lineups and no major changes can be seen. This is what to expect when the teams take the pitch, according to MangagingMadrid.com.
FC Barcelona projected lineup: Bravo, Alves, Piqué, Mascherano, Alba, Busquets, Rakitic, Iniesta, Messi, Neymar and Suárez.
Real Madrid projected lineup: Keylor Navas, Danilo, Pepe, Ramos, Marcelo, Casemiro, Modric, Kroos, Bale, Ronaldo and Benzema.
James will continue to sit out for Real, something fans are not happy about, but it is something Zidane has done in the past few matches. They will use him and Isco when things get hairy. Barcelona will look to Suarez and Neymar to counter the mark on Messi, which is the way it always goes.
Watch Barcelona vs. Real Madrid live stream free here, from Camp Nou on Saturday, April 2. Kick-off is at 1:30 p.m. ET.
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