Line-ups: Atleti & Barca
Yannick Carrasco and Antoine Griezmann lead the line for Atletico Madrid at Bayern Munich as a second-string Barcelona host Borussia Monchengladbach.
Ronaldo Ballon d'Or winner - reports
Cristiano Ronaldo has won the Ballon d'Or award for 2016, according to reports in Spain, and both the player and Real Madrid already know this.
Neymar doubtful for Catalan derby
Barcelona have revealed Brazilian forward Neymar picked up a 'minor injury' in Saturday's El Clasico clash and could miss up to a fortnight.
Zidane hails Madrid ‘heart’
Zinedine Zidane hailed the “heart” of his Real Madrid players after their Clasico draw with Barcelona on Saturday.
Enrique rues ‘jug of cold water’
Barcelona boss Luis Enrique admitted Real Madrid’s equaliser was like “a jug of cold water” but refused to blame Arda Turan for conceding the fatal free kick.
Suarez: Barca were superior
Luis Suarez insists Barcelona were “superior” to Real Madrid in their 1-1 Clasico draw but accepts “these things happen in football”.
Ramos: Result wasn’t fair
Sergio Ramos claims Real Madrid’s 1-1 draw with Barcelona in the Clasico on Saturday “wasn’t entirely fair”.
Ramos rescues Madrid in Clasico
Sergio Ramos added Catalonia to his list of scenes for late goals as his 90th-minute header rescued Real Madrid a 1-1 draw with Barcelona in the Clasico.
Andres Iniesta fails to make the Barcelona XI for this afternoon's Clasico against Real Madrid, who line up as expected.
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‘Atleti won’t be watching Clasico’
Diego Simeone is adamant that no-one from Atletico Madrid will watch Saturday’s Clasico as Espanyol “is all that matters to me”.
Enrique: Clasico NOT decisive
Luis Enrique insists this afternoon’s Clasico will not decide who wins La Liga, despite Barcelona potentially falling nine points behind Real Madrid.
Barca & Madrid name Clasico squads
Andres Iniesta is back for Barcelona, who drop Rafinha, while Alvaro Morata and Toni Kroos stay out of the Real Madrid squad.
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Messi will sign new deal - Xavi
Former Barcelona captain Xavi believes Lionel Messi will extend his contract at the club and remain at the Camp Nou for the remainder of his career.
Alcacer won't 'give up'
Barcelona striker Paco Alcacer insists his confidence has not been dented by failing to score in his first ten games for the club since his summer move from Valencia.
Barca plan January Srna swoop
Barcelona are planning a move for Shakhtar Donetsk full-back Darijo Srna in the January transfer window, according to reports in the Spanish media.
Tebas: You know who I want to win
La Liga chief Javier Tebas claims ‘you already know’ which side he wants to win El Clasico, having already confessed to his support of Real Madrid.
Enrique: I could’ve eaten Alena!
Luis Enrique claims if he caught Carles Alena on the pitch in the first half against Hercules, “I’d have eaten him”, despite the Barcelona starlet’s equaliser.
Hercules hold barren Barca
Barcelona failed to win for the third time in four games ahead of the Clasico after a dour 1-1 draw with third-tier Hercules in the Copa del Rey on Wednesday.
A predictably under-strength Barcelona for tonight’s Copa del Rey clash with Hercules features the exiled Aleix Vidal, but paperwork trouble rules out Marlon.
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Barca trio world's best - Coutinho
Liverpool forward Philippe Coutinho believes Lionel Messi, Luis Suarez and Neymar are the three best players in the world at the moment.
Stars rested ahead of El Clasico
Barcelona and Real Madrid will both rest a host of star names for Copa Del Rey fixtures tonight as they prepare for Saturday's El Clasico showdown.
Umtiti: Pep's Barca were 'boring'
Samuel Umtiti has confessed he thought current club Barcelona were 'boring as s**t' under former boss Pep Guardiola, and have since evolved.
Messi uses us like cones - Umtiti
Samuel Umtiti has described how Lionel Messi runs around his Barcelona teammates in training sessions like they are just ‘cones’.
Luis Enrique: Blame results on me
Barcelona coach Luis Enrique has called for any blame on his side's recent poor results to be laid at his door and not that of the players.
Vazquez 'raring to go' for El Clasico
Real Madrid winger Lucas Vazquez has expressed his side’s belief and confidence going into their El Clasico clash with Barcelona on Saturday.
Pique: Barca fans will respond
Gerard Pique has admitted rivals Real Madrid are the best team in La Liga, but is confident the Barcelona fans can help his side to victory on Saturday.
Eusebio: Barca have less control
Eusebio Sacristan believes Barcelona have changed their style of play recently, shifting towards less control of games with more reliance on their forwards.
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