24’ – Frenkie de Jong hits a corner on the head of Militão, which blows his team.
23′ – Ousmane Dembélé has not been in good spirits since the start of the game. The French international is well contained by his compatriot Ferland Mendy.
20′ – Frankie Young!
20′ – Frenkie de Jong receives a laser pass from Pedri! The Dutchman continues with a strike that the Madrid defense against.
18′ – Everything can go very quickly! The Spanish champion shows it through his Ballon d’Or! Benzema’s cross header grazes the post!
17′ – Carlo Ancelotti’s players are currently unable to put their game in place.
15′ – The start of the Merengue match is far too timid. Barça will now want to move up a gear to concretize what it has been showing for a quarter of an hour.
13′ – Real Madrid is miraculous! Lewandowski’s dry shot is pushed back by Courtois on his post. The ball returns to the feet of Baldé, who arms in turn but does not find the target!
12′ – Lewandowski almost opened the scoring! On a powerful cross, the Pole slightly deflects the ball with his head and sees the top corner slip away!
10′ – Eduardo Camavinga made a very good start to the match, in his style full of tonicity.
9′ – Another very big contact! This time, it’s Araujo who catches Vinicius’ foot in the extension of a tackle yet mastered.
7′ – Pedri hits it at the far post towards Araujo, who throws himself but cannot regain this ball. The Madrid defense was surprised on this one.
6′ – Kroos is behind Busquets. Barça gets a very good free kick.
4’ – Lewandowski and Rüdiger will also offer a very interesting duel tonight. The Madrid defender is jostled but he saves a potential corner.
3’ – Vinicius rudely pushes Koundé, as if to send a first message to the Catalans in the physical engagement.
2’ – The first seconds deliver the first truths about the Barcelona composition. While Pedri was announced left winger, it is Gavi who finally seems to hold this position.
1’ – Karim Benzema and Madrid kick off!
All the actors have taken their place on the lawn. This final will be able to begin!
This mythical opposition of Spanish football is the 252nd between the two teams. The record is quite balanced with 101 Madrid wins, 98 for Barça and 52 draws. In the first part of the season, Real beat their rival at Santiago-Bernabeu (3-1).
Five French people will start the match. On the Real side, Ferland Mendy occupies the left lane of the defense behind Eduardo Camavinga in the middle and Karim Benzema at the forefront. For Barça, Jules Kounde is a priori aligned in the central hinge and Ousmane Dembélé will be responsible for leading the right offensive wing.
The starting lineup of FC Barcelona (4-3-3): Ter Stegen – Araujo, Kounde, Christensen, Baldé – Gavi, Busquets, de Jong – Dembélé, Lewandowski, Pedri.
The composition of Real Madrid (4-3-3): Courtois – Carvajal, Militão, Rudiger, Mendy – Camavinga, Kroos, Modric – Valverde, Benzema, Vinicius Jr.
The two Spanish giants are struggling in La Liga this season. Barça is currently leading ahead of Real with a three-point lead.
Real Madrid, defending champion and champion of Spain, and their Catalan rival, vice-champion of Spain, won their semi-finals on penalties, respectively against FC Valencia and Betis Sevilla.
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The setting for tonight’s #ElClásico showdown pic.twitter.com/mBt22cKh4Z— FC Barcelona (@FCBarcelona) January 15, 2023
25’ – Despite a still clean score, the first 25 minutes were very animated. The show is on!