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Barcelona vs Real Madrid, El Clasico: Open Thread

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Arguably the biggest club match of the season thus far kicks off today at Camp Nou as Barcelona plays Real Madrid in el Clasico.

Programming note: For viewers in the United States, Barcelona vs Real Madrid is being shown exclusively on beIN SPORT, beIN SPORT Espanol and DishWorld. Even if you don’t have a TV subscription to beIN SPORT, you can access those channels via online streaming service DishWorld for $10/month. Read our review of DishWorld. And sign up for DishWorld via their website.

On beIN SPORT and DishWorld, the commentators will be Phil Schoen and Ray Hudson.

Starting lineups:

Barcelona: Valdés, Piqué, Fàbregas, Xavi, Iniesta, Messi, Neymar, Mascherano, Sergio, Adriano and Alves

Real Madrid: Diego López, Varane, Pepe, Ramos, Khedira, Ronaldo, Bale, Marcelo, Carvajal, Modric and Di María

Read: Barcelona vs Real Madrid preview.

Before, during and after today’s matches, join the conversation in the comments section below.


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