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# El Clasico

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# El Clasico
Life after Messi? Neymar and Suarez give Barca food for thought
Lionel Messi is set to make his Barcelona return in El Clasico although they have not exactly struggled in his absence.
# Controversy
Real Madrid caught up in Clasico corruption row
The complainant alleges he also received a phone call from a senior member of the referees’ committee.
# El Mago
Sexton holds key to Ireland's Clásico against Argentina says Hernández
The Pumas magician says his relationship with Ronan O’Gara is now an ‘awesome’ one.
# El Clasico
5 things we learned from Barca's win over Madrid
The Blaugrana took a major step to reclaiming the La Liga title last night.
# Opinion
Is it premature to call Lionel Messi the greatest ever?
Ahead of tonight’s Clasico, we assess the footballer everyone’s talking about at the moment.
# El Clasico
Derby day: 6 of the greatest El Clasico moments
Get the tapas ready and pour yourself another glass of Rioja. Tonight we’re all Spanish (or Catalan).
# Legend
Ahead of this weekend's Clasico, here are all 21 of Messi's goals against Real Madrid
Ahead of this weekend’s El Clasico, we relive some of the great one’s great moments.
# mes que un club
Barcelona's mosaic for this weekend's El Clasico will be something special
98,000 cards will be handed out to fans as Barca welcome rivals Real Madrid to the Camp Nou.
# Away Days
6 great sporting trips to take in 2015
Six of the best chances to go abroad and take in some brilliant sporting occasions.
Five football derbies to add to your bucket list
And here’s how you can be there
# Champagne Football
Real Madrid's third goal in El Clasico was a thing of pure beauty
Isco to Ronaldo to James to Benzema to the net.
Real Madrid vs Barcelona, El Clasico
Luis Suarez is making his debut in the most exciting circumstances.
# early goal
Suarez assists Neymar five minutes into his first Clasico
20 minutes in and it’s already a cracker.
# El Clasico
Suarez says his "bad" days are behind him
The Uruguay international admits his previous behaviour was ‘wrong’ and says he has left his controversial past behind him.
# Derby Day
Real Madrid v Barcelona: 5 talking points ahead of El Clasico
Will Suarez start and can the hosts’ irresistible attacking unit breach a defence that hasn’t conceded a league goal this season?
# El Clasico
Public enemy No. 1: Why Luis Enrique is hated by Real Madrid fans
Enrique’s decision to swap the Bernabeu for Camp Nou as a player will ensure him a hostile reception in Saturday’s Clasico.
# Ready to go
Suarez will make Barca debut in El Clásico, confirms Luis Enrique
The Uruguayan will play a role at the Bernabeu after serving his four-month suspension.
# Explained
Blackout: Why Sky Sports can't show the first 15 minutes of tomorrow's Clásico
Blame the 1960s…
# Outclassed
Modric: Madrid took it easy on Liverpool
The Croatian insists the Champions League holders took their foot off the pedal.
# He's back
Luis Suarez readies himself for El Clasico and a date with destiny
The Uruguayan striker is expected to feature in a competitive game for the first time since biting Giorgio Chiellini at the World Cup.
# Clasico
Well he would say that: Messi better than Cristiano Ronaldo insists Suarez
The Uruguayan striker is full of praise for his team-mate.
# bale out
Gareth Bale is a major doubt for Real Madrid's trip to Liverpool
Reports in Spain also suggest the Welsh winger will miss El Clasico this weekend.
# El Clasico
'Beating Madrid more important than Messi record' - Zubizarreta
The former Spain goalkeeper has warned the Argentine to focus on next weekend’s result against their arch-rivals rather than his own personal goals tall.
# baptism of fire
Barcelona confirm Suarez in line to make debut in next month's El Clasico
The Uruguayan striker is eligible to face Real Madrid at the Santiago Bernabeu on 25 October.
# bitegate
CAS could reduce Suarez ban, in line to make Barca debut in El Clasico if not
Barcelona are hoping to have the Uruguayan striker’s suspension shortened but he will be eligible to face Real Madrid on 26 October regardless of next month’s decision.
# El Clasico
Real Madrid fans jam streets to celebrate Cup win
The La Liga heavyweights beat archrivals Barcelona to take the silverware last night.
# El Clasico
VINE: Gareth Bale produces stunning run from own half to give Madrid win over Barca
The sheer power of the man.
# good reads
A deadly own goal, doping at the World Cup and choke tackles; the week's best sportswriting
There are also pieces on Six Nations ball carrying stats, El Clásico and the kind-hearted Hartlepool manager.
# Unhappy Camper
Ronaldo rage - Referee not up to El Clásico standard
The man in the middle is in the firing line after last night’s La Liga showdown.
# Analysis
Ronaldo may be an all-time great, but last night’s Clásico showed why Messi’s still the world’s best
The Argentinian star was at his majestic best, as Barcelona beat Real Madrid 4-3 in an unforgettable encounter.
# El Clasico
VIDEO: All seven goals from an incredible El Clásico
Barcelona earned a 4-3 win over their great rivals in La Liga this evening.
Real Madrid v Barcelona, El Clásico
We had one of the biggest games in world football to see you through your Sunday evening.
# Party on Gareth (Bale)
Your 10-step guide to hosting an El Clásico fiesta
From food to drink and everything Sid Lowe has written in between.
# pop quiz hot-shot
Decide who to support with El Clásico quiz
It’s science.
# Looking Back
Five classic Barcelona-Real Madrid clashes
The two sides meet tomorrow, as Real hold a four-point advantage over Barca with just 10 games remaining.
# El Clasico
Iniesta: 'We need to play a perfect game'
Barcelona trail rivals Real Madrid by four points ahead of Sunday’s Clasico.
# El Clasico
Messi on target to set up Copa Del Rey final with Real Madrid
Barcelona defeated Real Sociedad 3-1 on aggregate meaning we’ll have at least one additional El Clasico this season.
# Support
Madrid coach Ancelotti backs beleaguered Gareth Bale
The Welsh star failed to make an impact on the game before being replaced by Karim Benzema after an hour.
# Unbelievable Jeff
Alexis Sanchez scored a goal good enough to win any game in tonight's Clasico
Barca ultimately beat bitter rivals Real Madrid 2-1.
# Interview
'For me, the interest in writing about sport is nearly always about human endeavour'
Sid Lowe chats at length to about his new book, Fear and Loathing in La Liga.