In what will be one of the most anticipated games of La Liga 2020-21 season, defending champions Real Madrid host FC Barcelona in the 246th El Clasico at the Alfredo Di Stéfano Stadium in the early hours of April 11.
A recent surge in form has seen Ronald Koeman’s Barcelona reduce the deficit to current league leaders Atletico Madrid to just one point. On the other hand, Real Madrid have dropped points easily this season, most notably against their inter-city rivals Atletico and Real Sociedad.
After what was a sluggish start for both Real Madrid and Barcelona, the two Spanish giants have made an excellent recovery and have been duly assisted by Atletico’s dwindling form in the midst. Watch Reak Madrid vs Barcelona live in India!
The El Clasico 2021 will be the 246th meeting between the two teams across all competitions and 182nd in La Liga. Real Madrid narrowly holds the edge with 97 victories, while Barcelona have come out on top on 96 occasions.
Barcelona’s Lionel Messi is set to become the player with the joint-highest appearances in El Clasico. Real Madrid’s Sergio Ramos, who will miss the upcoming match due to injury, currently holds the honour with 45 appearances, while Messi has 44.
Real Madrid will also be without Raphael Varane, who tested positive for COVID-19 earlier this week. As far as Barcelona are concerned, Gerard Pique is racing against time to achieve full-match fitness.
While it has been a three-horse race at the top of the La Liga table, the race to acquire the only UEFA Europa League spot also takes centre stage, with as many as three teams - Real Sociedad, Real Betis and Villarreal - battling for the fifth spot with 46 points each.
La Liga matchweek 30 schedule, fixtures and live India match times
All times are in Indian Standard Time (IST)
|Day, Date||Match||Time (IST)|
|April 10, Saturday||Huesca vs Elche||12:30 AM IST|
|April 10, Saturday||Getafe vs Cadiz||5:30 PM IST|
|April 10, Saturday||Athletic Club vs Alaves||7:45 PM IST|
|April 10, Saturday||Eibar vs Levante||10:00 PM IST|
|April 11, Sunday||Real Madrid vs Barcelona||12:30 AM IST|
|April 11, Sunday||Villarreal vs Osasuna||5:30 PM IST|
|April 11, Sunday||Valencia vs Real Sociedad||7:45 PM IST|
|April 11, Sunday||Valladolid vs Granada||10:00 PM IST|
|April 12, Monday||Real Betis vs Atletico Madrid||12:30 AM IST|
|April 12, Monday||Celta Vigo vs Sevilla||12:30 AM IST|
Where to watch La Liga and El Clasico live in India?
You can watch the live streaming of La Liga and El Clasico on the official Facebook pages of La Liga and their respective clubs.
There is no telecast of La Liga in India.
You can tune into SportsAdda for all the La Liga live scores, including for Real Madrid vs Barcelona.
Feature image courtesy: AFP / Lluis Gene