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# El Clasico

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# Interview
'For me, the interest in writing about sport is nearly always about human endeavour'
Sid Lowe chats at length to TheScore.ie about his new book, Fear and Loathing in La Liga.
# Trickshots
Real Madrid players play crossbar challenge with rugby ball
Well Gareth Bale is Welsh.
# Ready to go
Madrid ready to see 'real Bale' - Ancelotti
The Welshman has started just once since joining Los Blancos for a reported 91 million euros.
# El Clasico
This is the Clásico tribute Barcelona fans have planned for Tito Vilanova
98,000 fans set to take part in tribute for former Barcelona coach, who is battling cancer.
# El Clasico
El Clasico: Here's all the goals you missed in Real Madrid's big win over Barca tonight
Things aren’t looking too good at Barcelona all of a sudden.
# El Clasico
VIDEO: Real Madrid fans throw flare at Barcelona supporters
Bad night for fans at the Nou Camp.
# Ah here
VIDEO: Jordi Alba doesn't know whether to hold his head or his leg after nothing Arbeloa tackle
Tut, tut.
# El Clasico
Alex Ferguson is in Barcelona tonight to scout Real Madrid
‘The No 7 looks good, Mike.’
# El Clasico
You didn't forget that there's another Clasico on tonight, did you?
It’s finely poised between Barcelona and Real Madrid ahead of tonight’s Spanish Cup semi-final second leg.
# El Clasico
Leo Messi accused of calling Real Madrid assistant Karanka 'Mourinho's puppet', insulting Arbeloa
Real forward Jose Callejon also said Messi clashed with Arvalo Arbeloa in the car park after Wednesday’s game.
# Rivals
El Clasico... extra: Messi and Ronaldo go head-to-head in Cup clash
The La Liga heavyweights meet in a cup semi-final at the Bernabeu tonight. Which is nice.
# 140
Don't look down Wozilroy: it's the sporting tweets of the week
BOD and Lance, a dog eating a passport and Bubba Watson tries fractions using a banana.
# txt
VIDEO: Messi and Ronaldo in trash-talkin' text-off to promote El Clasico
Android? We would have had Ronaldo down as an iPhone man.
# Ligue 1
Mes que une Liga? Catalan vote could see Barca in French league
Barcelona City mayor Javier Trias says that the European giants could be travelling north for every domestic fixture.
# El Clasico
Ronaldo sprains shoulder, in doubt for Portugal's clash with Northern Ireland
Ronaldo, who scored both of his club’s goals at Barcelona’s Camp Nou stadium, landed badly on his shoulder after trying to score with an overhead kick against Barcelona
# Early Doors
The Morning Score: Monday
Cork ladies win at Croker again, dives and elbows in the Premier League and another El Clasico.
# Analysis
Five things we learned from tonight's El Clasico
Barcelona and Real Madrid played out an entertaining draw at the Nou Camp.
AS IT HAPPENED
Barcelona v Real Madrid, La Liga
It was the first La Liga El Clasico of the season. If you missed out, read all about it now.
# El Clasico
Here's your 'Messi and Ronaldo as Angry Birds' pic of the day
The Barcelona and Real Madrid stars like you’ve never seen them.
# Rivalry
When two tribes go to war: 53 of our favourite pics from past El Clasicos
Sparks generally fly when the two La Liga giants meet.
# Look Back
El Clasico: 6 memorable past meetings between Barcelona and Real Madrid
Spain’s top two face off in La Liga for the first time this season. Relive some of great moments.
# El Clasico
Preview: Ronaldo and Real Madrid desperate to make up lost ground
The reigning La Liga champions take on their great rivals, who already hold an eight-point lead over them, at the Nou Camp this evening.
# El Clasico
Mourinho: Ronaldo has good reason to be upset over Iniesta award
The Real Madrid boss says Euro 2012 is only three weeks of a long season.
# La Liga
El Clasico: Whatever happens, tomorrow's Clasico is not decisive, says Xavi
“Whatever happens Sunday, there will still be a long way to go,” says the Nou Camp playmaker.
# Goggle box
Don't touch that dial... here's the sport on TV this weekend
Get those feet up. You deserve it.
# Sidelined
Puyol left with dislocated elbow after gruesome fall
The Barcelona captain suffered a nasty injury in their Champions League win over Benfica last night and will spend the next eight weeks recovering.
# El Clasico
VIDEO: Ronaldo and Messi exchange goals in the Spanish Super Cup
The Portuguese star came out on top however, as Real Madrid claimed their first trophy of the season.
# not a clasico
Supercopa, Schmuper-copa: Mourinho sets priorities straight
The Madrid boss knows which domestic trophy he wants this season.
AS IT HAPPENED
Barcelona v Real Madrid, El Clasico
It’s the biggest fixture in world football and potentially a decisive one. For all the action and discussion, relive it here.
# El Clasico
We won't park the bus against Barcelona, insist Real
Jose Mourinho snubbed the media again today, sending assistant coach Aitor Karanka to field questions ahead of the Nou Camp trip.
# Early Doors
The Morning Score: Thursday
Here’s what you need to know this morning.
# Report
Madrid dethroned in chaotic Copa clasico
Holders Real Madrid are out of the Copa del Rey following a 2-2 draw against Barcelona tonight.
# Well read
The Sunday Papers: some of the week's best sportswriting
Get the feed up and the kettle on. Here’s some of our favourite pieces from the past seven days.
# It Wasn't Me
I'm sorry for El Clasico stamp on Messi, says Pepe
“I give my heart and soul, and the thought of hurting a colleague has never enetered my mind.”
# Early Doors
The Morning Score: Thursday
The apprentice takes on the GAA master, another Cat bites the dust and all the El Clasico action.
AS IT HAPPENED
Real Madrid v Barcelona, Copa Del Rey quarter-final
Pep Guardiola’s side visited the Bernabeu in tonight’s first leg. Check out how it went in our minute-by-minute report here…
# Departures
Get your passport out: 6 trips to take in 2012
Holidays are what we long for 11 months of the year so why not incorporate a getaway with a top sporting event? Here are our suggestions for 2012.
# The World is Watching
Derby day: 6 of the greatest El Clasico moments
Ahead of this season’s first installment of Mou v Pep, Ronaldo v Messi, Real v Barca, we take a look back at six of the best.
# Special
Vox pop: Is Jose Mourinho bad for football?
Is the Real Madrid boss scarring the beautiful game? Or is he a breath of fresh air in La Liga. Here’s what you said.
# Well read
The Sports Pages: some of the week's best sports writing
Ranging from a study of Barcelona’s passing genius to a profile the NFL’s most controversial athlete, this week’s round-up is an eclectic appeal to the head and the heart.