Barcelona will hope it can ‘Take Care’ of its La Liga advantage over Real Madrid when it wears Drake-sponsored jerseys in Saturday’s El Clasico at the Bernabeu.
The Canadian singer’s OVO owl will be front and center on Barca’s jerseys when the first-place Blaugranas enter the season’s first Clasico ahead of second-place Real on goal differential.
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Xavi Hernandez will be feeling pressure to get a momentum-building win and avoid a crushing defeat as Barca’s UEFA Champions League knockout round hopes have taken a huge hit with a midweek draw against Inter Milan.
Reports say that Barca’s finances and budget, dicey for a few years now, counted on the club making at least the UCL quarterfinals.
Real, meanwhile, remains undefeated with the same record as its classic rivals: Seven wins, one draw. The reigning European Cup champions have already sealed a place in the knockout rounds.
El Clasico: Real Madrid injuries, team news vs Barcelona
Antonio Rudiger has 20 stitches in his face but will be available versus Barca, but Thibaut Courtois will not be able to start between the sticks.
📋✅ Our #ElClásico starting 𝗫𝗜! 👊 pic.twitter.com/9dePCKwbv9
— Real Madrid C.F. 🇬🇧🇺🇸 (@realmadriden) October 16, 2022
El Clasico: Barcelona injuries, team news at Real Madrid
Barcelona will have Jules Kounde available to play.
🚨 BARÇA XI 🚨#ElClásico pic.twitter.com/fgIDOQCuLY
— FC Barcelona (@FCBarcelona) October 16, 2022
El Clasico: How to watch Real Madrid vs Barcelona, stream
The 120-year-old rivalry takes center stage Sunday.
Kickoff: 10:15am ET Sunday
TV: ESPN Deportes
Stream: ESPN.com / ESPN+