Barcelona and Real Madrid are set to clash in the Spanish Classic for the 26th matchday of LaLiga Santander 2023. The game, which will be played at the Camp Nou stadium in Catalonia, will take place on Sunday, March 12th, and will be broadcasted live on various TV channels. Despite being hindered by injuries to Ousmane Dembélé and Pedri, Barcelona will aim to defend their nine-point lead over Real Madrid in the league table. However, Real Madrid will be looking to overcome the phenomenal Marc-André ter Stegen, who has kept 19 clean sheets in 25 games and has only conceded one goal in his home stadium.
Real Madrid’s top scorers, Vinícius Junior and Karim Benzema, with 19 goals, will aim to break through Barcelona’s defenses, which conced only 0.16 goals per game. Ter Stegen, who holds the record for finishing 76% of his games unbeaten, presents the biggest challenge for Real Madrid’s attack.
Barcelona’s newly-appointed coach, Xavi Hernandez, will make his debut in the Clásico after 498 days since his appointment. The former player has faced Real Madrid on 42 occasions as a player with 17 wins, 12 draws, and 13 losses. This will be his seventh game as Barça’s coach against Real Madrid.
The last time Barcelona and Real Madrid played in Catalonia was on October 24, 2021, with the latter winning 2-1. However, since then, Barcelona has strengthened and leads the league table. Both teams’ line-ups are expected to feature their key players, including Ter Stegen, Balde, Christensen, Koundé, Araújo, Lewandowski, Raphinha, Courtois, Modric, and Benzema.
The game will be broadcasted live on TV channels such as ESPN, STAR Plus, Sky Sports, Movistar Partidazo, and LaLiga TV BAR. For viewers who prefer to watch online, the game will be streamed on platforms such as Fútbol Libre TV and Movistar+.
In conclusion, the Spanish Classic between Barcelona and Real Madrid is one of the most anticipated football matches in the world. The two teams will battle it out to secure a crucial victory, and fans across the globe will be tuning in to watch the game live.