Tonight sees a huge Clasico clash held in the United States as supporters in Texas are treated to the latest chapter in the famous football rivalry. Both teams are beginning their pre-season preparations, so expect plenty of players – and plenty of goals – on show in Dallas.
Barca’s summer has been disrupted by an illness spreading throughout the squad, forcing a game against Juventus to be cancelled before a 5-3 defeat to Arsenal, but have since fully recovered and ready to take on their long-time rivals. Real Madrid, meanwhile, saw off Manchester United with ease as Jude Bellingham scored his first goal for the club in a 2-0 win and have confirmed the squad is “complete” after splashing up to £115million on the midfielder.
Barcelona have earned bragging rights in three of their last four meetings, but Real Madrid won the most recent clash 4-0. Follow the game LIVE below with our dedicated match blog.
48min: That’s your lot for the first half.Nothing friendly or tame about this game.
47min: Araujo has been in the wars tonight. He gets sent flying into the advertising boards when challenging for the ball.
45min: Three minutes added on.
41min: So it was De Jong who was booked. Gundogan is replaced by Roberto.
39min: How did Real Madrid not score?! They hit the post and bar and then see an effort cleared off the line!
It’s all going on, and someone has just been booked.
37min: It’s certainly quite a feisty game. Araujo looks to be fine as Lewandowski tries his luck from distance after Courtois runs from goal to head the ball away.
34min: Camavinga leaves Araujo writhing in pain after a very, very clumsy foul from behind. He also goes into the book.
33min: Save! Ter Stegen pulls off a stunner to deny Valverde from distance.
32min: Pedri gives away a free kick around 30 yards out for a weak foul on Tchouameni.
29min: Early change for Barca as Christensen makes way for Eric Garcia. He didn’t look to be struggling.