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La Liga: Lionel Messi strikes twice as Barcelona hammer Osasuna 7-1

La Liga: Lionel Messi strikes twice as Barcelona hammer Osasuna 7-1

A huge "Thanks Leo" banner was raised before kick-off at the Camp Nou, whilst many fans imitated Messi`s goal celebration by raising Barca shirts with Messi`s name on the back in the 10th minute.

El Clasico: Lionel Messi's 500th goal guides Barcelona to 3-2 win over Real Madrid

El Clasico: Lionel Messi's 500th goal guides Barcelona to 3-2 win over Real Madrid

But Barca looked well on the road to victory when Ivan Rakitic`s stunning effort put the visitors 2-1 in front before Madrid captain Sergio Ramos was sent off for a wild lunge on Messi.

El Clasico: Barcelona decide against playing Neymar in must-win clash with Real Madrid

El Clasico: Barcelona decide against playing Neymar in must-win clash with Real Madrid

Barcelona appealed to Spain`s TAD late on Friday over Neymar`s three-game suspension in the hope it would be frozen, which would have allowed him to take part in Sunday`s must-win showdown at Real.

La Liga: Barcelona ask court for Neymar decision ahead of El Clasico

La Liga: Barcelona ask court for Neymar decision ahead of El Clasico

Spanish media reported that the Brazilian will travel with the Barcelona squad for the game in Madrid despite doubts over his eligibility for selection.

El Clasico: Real Madrid vs Barcelona – Preview, Likely XI, Time, Date, Venue, TV Listing, Live Streaming

El Clasico: Real Madrid vs Barcelona – Preview, Likely XI, Time, Date, Venue, TV Listing, Live Streaming

A win for Real will give them the clear edge into the title race, however a loss at home would mean that the race would be anybody's game then. A draw too would put pressure on Real as Barca would close in on the gap and wait for the leaders to falter.

El Clasico: Real Madrid's Gareth Bale resumes training ahead of high-profile clash with Barcelona

El Clasico: Real Madrid's Gareth Bale resumes training ahead of high-profile clash with Barcelona

Madrid host Barca with a three-point lead at the top of La Liga and with a game in hand.

Lionel Messi's brace keeps Barcelona alive ahead of El Clasico after 3-2 win over Real Sociedad

Lionel Messi's brace keeps Barcelona alive ahead of El Clasico after 3-2 win over Real Sociedad

Barcelona will need Messi on this form if they are to produce another miracle Champions League fightback against Juventus on Tuesday from a 3-0 first leg deficit.

Barcelona's Neymar banned for El Clasico against Real Madrid after being hit with a three game ban

Barcelona's Neymar banned for El Clasico against Real Madrid after being hit with a three game ban

Neymar was shown the first red card of his Barcelona career for two bookable offences as Barca`s title suffered a big blow in a 2-0 defeat at Malaga on Saturday.

Spanish court to hear Lionel Messi's appeal against tax fraud charges on April 20

Spanish court to hear Lionel Messi's appeal against tax fraud charges on April 20

Messi`s father Jorge was given the same sentence and ordered to pay a fine of 1.5 million euros.

El Clasico: Captain Sergio Ramos salvages Real Madrid pride at Barcelona

El Clasico: Captain Sergio Ramos salvages Real Madrid pride at Barcelona

The draw helped Madrid maintained a six-point advantage at the to top of La Liga table ahead of the defending champions.

El Clasico: Barcelona vs Real Madrid — Preview, Likely XIs, TV listing, Live streaming, Date, Time, Venue

El Clasico: Barcelona vs Real Madrid — Preview, Likely XIs, TV listing, Live streaming, Date, Time, Venue

For Indian fans, there will be special live screenings at New Delhi's Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium and Mumbai's Khar Gymkhana, with Luis Garcia (New Delhi) and Frederic Kanoute (Mumbai) in attendance.

Barcelona, Real Madrid to hold a minute's silence in memory of Air crash victims at El Clasico

Barcelona, Real Madrid to hold a minute's silence in memory of Air crash victims at El Clasico

A minute`s silence will also be held before all matches in the Copa del Rey across Spain on Wednesday and Thursday.

Ankle injury rules Real Madrid star Gareth Bale out of blockbuster encounter with Barcelona

Ankle injury rules Real Madrid star Gareth Bale out of blockbuster encounter with Barcelona

Bale was forced off just before the hour mark of Real`s 2-1 win over Sporting Lisbon.

Barcelona vs Real Madrid: Season's first El Clasico scheduled to suit Asian and North American viewers

Barcelona vs Real Madrid: Season's first El Clasico scheduled to suit Asian and North American viewers

The `Clasico` will take place at 4.15pm (1515 GMT) at Barca`s Camp Nou on December 3.

First blood to Pep Guardiola over Jose Mourinho as City win Manchester derby

First blood to Pep Guardiola over Jose Mourinho as City win Manchester derby

It was the first encounter between Guardiola and Mourinho, former El Clasico sparring partners, since 2013 and gave the former Barcelona coach an eighth win in 17 encounters with the ex-Real Madrid manager.

Pep Guardiola vs Jose Mourinho: Can the renewed rivalry help Manchester derby usurp El Clasico as the best?

Pep Guardiola vs Jose Mourinho: Can the renewed rivalry help Manchester derby usurp El Clasico as the best?

In 11 meetings durin the Clasico, Guardiola came out on top on 5 occasions, Mourinho in 2 while 4 encounters ended in a draw.

El Clasico: Real Madrid and Barcelona find out the date of this most watched derby

El Clasico: Real Madrid and Barcelona find out the date of this most watched derby

Real Madrid and Barcelona would have to wait until December 4 to lock horns in the new season.

La Liga: FC Barcelona vs Real Madrid CF - Five things we learned from the game

La Liga: FC Barcelona vs Real Madrid CF - Five things we learned from the game

Real wins game 2-1, despite going down a goal behind and reduced to 10 men.

El Clasico: Cristiano Ronaldo winner ends FC Barcelona`s 39-game unbeaten run

El Clasico: Cristiano Ronaldo winner ends FC Barcelona`s 39-game unbeaten run

Victory reduces Barca`s lead over third-placed Madrid to seven points with seven games remaining.

La Liga: FC Barcelona seek ''EL Clasico'' win as fitting tribute to Johan Cruyff

La Liga: FC Barcelona seek ''EL Clasico'' win as fitting tribute to Johan Cruyff

 Fans will hold up a mosaic reading ‘Gracies Johan’.