It’s finally time for the first El Clásico of 2018. With Real Madrid holding their heads high after moving on to the Champions League Final, they will travel to the Camp Nou for the final El Clásico of this season. The first El Clásico of the season saw Real lose 3-0 to Barcelona at the Bernabéu. With just 3 matches remaining after El Clásico, the league table is starting to be finalized.
Barcelona were already crowned La Liga champions last weekend, but Zinedine Zidane doesn’t plan to give them the guard of honor prior to the start of tomorrow’s match. Real sit 3rd in the league table, now 4 points behind Atlético and 4 points ahead of Valencia. The real achievement for Los Blancos this season awaits them at the end of the month when they take on Liverpool in Kyiv.
This will also be the first match Andrés Iniesta will participate in since announcing last week that he will leave Barcelona at the end of the season. No doubt, the last El Clásico of his career will be even more special.
Real Madrid are looking for a huge 3 points that would not only bring them closer to 2nd in La Liga, should Atlético lose or draw to Espanyol, but also the first defeat of Barcelona in the league this season. It won’t be easy, but it’ll be a record Real will want to end tomorrow in front of Barcelona’s home crowd.
Isco and Varane both returned to training Saturday morning. Dani Carvajal remains in recovery stage after already missing the second leg against Bayern Munich in the Champions League semi-final. It’s important he isn’t rushed so that he is fully ready to face Liverpool on May 26th.
Iniesta is returning from a calf issue, after starting on the bench last week against Deportivo. Barcelona have no other injuries to their squad.
HOW TO WATCH Barcelona vs Real Madrid
Time: 20:45 CET, 02:45pm EST, 11:45am Pacific.
Venue: Camp Nou, Barcelona, Spain.
Available TV: BeIN Sports (USA), Movistar Partidazo (Spain).
Available Streaming: BeIN Sports (USA),Fubo.TV