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Live Reporting

Emlyn Begley and Phil Dawkes

All times stated are UK

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  1. Thanks and goodnight

    We will bring you live commentary of the second leg on Wednesday so be sure to join us.

    I'll see thee.

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    Barcelona 1-3 Real Madrid

    So, it is advantage Real in this two-legged contest.

    The second leg is at the Bernabeu this coming Wednesday. Kick-off is a bit later - at 22:00 BST.


    Barcelona 1-3 Real Madrid

    What a second half! Four goals, a red card for one of the scorers, Cristiano Ronaldo, and a controversial penalty.

    El Clasico delivers again.

  4. GOAL - Barcelona 1-3 Real Madrid

    Marco Asensio


    Pick that out!

    Ronaldo's goal was good, this is better. Marco Asensio is found in the Barca half and looks to be biding his time but in a flash he pulls the trigger to send a drive rifling into the top corner from 25 yards.

    This kid has a growing reputation and a lot of expectation around him. This is why. Wow.


    Barcelona 1-2 Real Madrid

    Final change for Barca. Rakitic heads off to be replaced by Alcacer.

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    Barcelona 1-2 Real Madrid

    What next?!

    There is a lot of squaring up going on between the two sets of players, who don't really need a reason to be angry with each other but have been given plenty.

    To go back to the Ronaldo red, I have some sympathy for the second yellow. He was off balance so the contact with Umtiti did for him. No sympathy for the first yellow, though. He earned it through pure vanity.


    Barcelona 1-2 Real Madrid

    Ronaldo sent off

    Can you believe it?!

    1. Ronaldo is booked for taking his shirt off.

    2. He goes to ground after a shoulder to shoulder challenge in the box with Umtiti looking for a penalty.

    3. He is booked for diving and subsequently sent off.

    These games are always eventful but this is madness!

  8. GOAL - Barcelona 1-2 Real Madrid

    Cristiano Ronaldo


    Who else?

    You simply can't keep him out of an El Clasico. Real break and feed the ball wide left to Ronaldo. He still has ground to make to get into the box, but with Barca backing off he gets to within shooting distance, cuts inside and curls a shot into the far top corner.

    Off comes the shirt for some muscle flexing.

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    DeathApeDisco: Well that was a dive.

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    Barcelona 1-1 Real Madrid

    Almost 2-1 Barca! Messi runs from halfway, committing defenders before feeding the ball to Denis Suarez on the edge of the box. Suarez can't direct his shot on target and watches on as the ball skips past the post.

  11. GOAL - Barcelona 1-1 Real Madrid

    Lionel Messi

    Messi pen

    No mistake. Messi side-foots the ball home. We are level again.


    Barcelona 0-1 Real Madrid

    Controversy! The ref points to the spot after Luis Suarez goes down under a challenge from Real keeper Navas. There was contact but he made the absolute most of it.

    Real are fuming but Messi has the chance to level...

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    Barcelona 0-1 Real Madrid

    Brilliant double save from Navas. Messi fires from range, forcing a good diving save from the keeper, who is quickly off his feet to block the follow-up.

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    Barcelona 0-1 Real Madrid

    What a miss! The goal is at Sergio Busquets' mercy as Suarez's scuffed shot falls at his feet but somehow he lifts his shot over the bar from 12 yards. It really is starting to look like it is not Barca's night!

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    Barcelona 0-1 Real Madrid

    One Suarez to another. Luis weaves past two men and sets up Denis, but the latter's shot is straight at Navas, who saves. It is starting to look like it is not going to be Barca's night.

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    Barcelona 0-1 Real Madrid

    Ronaldo tries to put a mark on the game as only he can, rising to perform an acrobatic bicycle kick to a Gareth Bale cross but he misjudges the effort and shins it over the bar.

    He has the ball in the net soon after, via a finish from inside the box, but the flag is up against him for offside.

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    Chris Duckworth: Does anyone believe Neymar wouldn't rather be playing in El Clasico right now? Guingamp away doesn't really compare

    Sho Rahman: Watching this Barca team, they're not a scary team to play anymore

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    Barcelona 0-1 Real Madrid

    Kovacic has picked up a knock and departs to be replaced by Asensio. Barca make a change of their own, sending on Sergi Roberto for Iniesta.

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    Barcelona 0-1 Real Madrid

    Oh, almost a second own goal, this time into the Real net. Luis Suarez pulls back a low cross that deflects off the boot of Varane and just past the near post.

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    Barcelona 0-1 Real Madrid

    Barca are applying plenty of pressure now but Real are digging in.