Barcelona will host Real Madrid at the Camp Nou on October 24 for what will be the first classic Since the departure of rivalry legend Lionel Messi and Sergio Ramos.
The match is scheduled to kick off at 10:15AM ET (7:15AM PT) and will be streamed live on ESPN+ (Watch all LaLiga matches on ESPN.)
The confrontation between the most successful La Liga clubs will still have plenty of stars on both sides, with Real Madrid striker Karim Benzema taking on Barcelona defender Gerard Pique and young American player Sergino Dest.
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Barcelona have struggled outside the gates this season since Messi left for Paris Saint-Germain on a free transfer this summer, with coach Ronald Koeman already on the hot seat amid a string of lackluster results.
Real Madrid, the league leaders, started the campaign on solid ground under Carlo Ancelotti in his second term as club manager after Zinedine Zidane’s off-season departure.
The Catalan team hopes to stop the questionable slip eggs, With their only home win over Real Madrid since 2015 it was a landslide 5-1 win in October 2018.
Messi won’t be the only major figure who has now lost one of the sport’s greatest rivalries, as former Real Madrid player Ramos has also moved to Paris Saint-Germain. Both players are tied at the top of most appearances in classic With 45 each.