It was a game that started the same way it ended, at break-neck speed, saw five goals with three lead changes, a red card, a swath of missed chances and one moment of genius from Lionel Messi.Barcelona were lucky not to have conceded a penalty in the opening minutes when Samuel Umtiti caught Cristiano Ronaldo's leg as he beat him to the ball inside the box. People from all points of the globe await eagerly by this incredible football match. The first great match of the season occurs on December 4 at the Nou Camp, while the second leg of “El Clásico” will take place on April 23, in Madrid, closer to the end of the season, in a game that may decide the Spanish title. There are two matches between Barcelona and Real Madrid in La Liga 2016/2017.Both sides are now level on points with Barca ahead by virtue of their head-to-head record, although Madrid still hold a crucial game in hand.There was controversy inside two minutes when Ronaldo latched on to Dani Carvajal's cutback in the box and went down under Samuel Umtiti's challenge, but referee Alejandro Jose Hernandez Hernandez was unmoved.Barcelona's Lionel Messi, right, celebrates with teammates after scoring the winning goal during a Spanish La Liga soccer match between Real Madrid and Barcelona, dubbed 'el clasico', at the Santiago Bernabeu stadium in Madrid, Spain, Sunday, April 23, 2017. (AP Photo/Francisco Seco) Barcelona fought back to beat Real Madrid 3-2 behind a stoppage time goal from Lionel Messi in the second "El Clasico" of the 2016-2017 La Liga season at the Santiago Bernabeu Stadium in Madrid, Spain Sunday.
Prior to those late goals, a breathless and controversial contest looked like it would be settled by Ivan Rakitic's excellent strike, especially when Sergio Ramos was sent off for a lunge on Messi. The best players in the world, the best teams in the world.If you search online for other ticket selling points for this match you can find cheaper entrances.Shortly after that, Casemiro got a yellow card for chopping down Messi, which would put the Brazilian on a tightrope he would walk on for the rest of the game.Casemiro was the man who gave Real Madrid the lead on 28 minutes after Sergio Ramos' shot hit the post and rebounded to him before he poked home for a handy finish.victory over Real Madrid to draw level with their great rivals and inject the end of their campaign with a welcome boost of momentum, with Lionel Messi once again proving the Catalans' saviour after Sergio Ramos was sent-off. The match will kick off at 7.45pm BST on Sunday 23 April.It will be shown live on Sky Sports 1, with coverage starting at 7.00pm. With Barcelona trailing league leaders Real by three points, the Barcelona manager heads into this fixture knowing only a win can reignite his chances of bidding farewell to the club on the back of a league and cup double.It’s El Clasico time and as ever it’s a huge occasion in the football calendar.The two sides are slugging it out for the Liga title, with Real Madrid currently in the driving seat with a three-point lead and a game in hand.Real Madrid picked the wrong night to pick an early fight though because Lionel Messi went up the field just five minutes later and turned Dani Carvajal inside out before he slid under Navas to level the score after 33 minutes. James Rodriguez puts a Mrcelo cross beyond Ter Stegen.Casemiro had another foul late on Messi and the referee thought long and hard before deciding to give the midfielder one more chance. Asensio plays it to James, but Ronaldo intervenes and stops it before getting it out to its rightful owner. The man had not chance as the Colombian struck with his left foot. Min 83 | Marcelo pulls down Rakitic and Barcelona squeeze another couple of precious seconds off the clock.