El Clasico preview: Real Madrid vs Barcelona
El Clasico preview: Real Madrid vs Barcelona

Luis Suarez is free to make his long-awaited debut for Barcelona when the La Liga leaders travel to face Real Madrid in the first El Clasico of the season on Saturday.

Luis Suarez sought help to end biting impulse
Luis Suarez sought help to end biting impulse

Barcelona striker Luis Suarez has admitted he has sought help to end his habit of biting opponents ahead of making his debut for the Catalans against Real Madrid on Saturday.

Luis Suarez to return in clasico, says Barca coach
Luis Suarez to return in clasico, says Barca coach

Luis Suarez, whose four-month ban for biting an opponent expires on Friday, will make his official Barcelona debut in Saturday`s La Liga clasico at Real Madrid, coach Luis Enrique said.

El Classico: Real have Ramos back but Bale sits it out
El Classico: Real have Ramos back but Bale sits it out

Real Madrid will have their combative Spain centre back Sergio Ramos available for Saturday`s "clasico" against Barcelona but Wales winger Gareth Bale is out, coach Carlo Ancelotti said on Friday.

El Clasico: Stage set for Luis Suarez to start La Liga with a bang
El Clasico: Stage set for Luis Suarez to start La Liga with a bang

As Luis Suarez makes a highly anticipated comeback to action for his first competitive match for Barcelona, the stage is set for the Uruguayan to begin a new chapter with a bang. It's El Clasico on Saturday, a tie Suarez will look forward to and make an impact instantly. Real Madrid are in fine form and the tie offers much for another enthralling game at the Santiago Bernabeu.

Five classic El Clasico clashes
Five classic El Clasico clashes

Real Madrid meet Barcelona for the 229th time on Saturday in one of the most anticipated El Clasicos in recent times as Luis Suarez prepares to make his Barca debut.

Could Gareth Bale absence be Clasico blessing for Madrid?
Could Gareth Bale absence be Clasico blessing for Madrid?

The most star-studded game in world football will be missing one of its brightest lights on Saturday as Real Madrid host Barcelona at the Santiago Bernabeu without the injured Gareth Bale.

Record-chasing Lionel Messi faces unstoppable Cristiano Ronaldo
Record-chasing Lionel Messi faces unstoppable Cristiano Ronaldo

Lionel Messi can become the all-time leading goalscorer in La Liga this weekend when Barcelona travel to face Real Madrid.

Jeremy Mathieu aims to win over Barcelona faithful
Jeremy Mathieu aims to win over Barcelona faithful

Giant defender Jeremy Mathieu emerged from the football shadows four months ago to get a star billing in the heart of the Barcelona defence but it has been a battle since to win over some of the faithful at the Spanish giants.

Mario Balotelli and Brendan Rodgers under Anfield spotlight
Mario Balotelli and Brendan Rodgers under Anfield spotlight

Under-pressure Liverpool taskmaster Brendan Rodgers will tackle troubled striker Mario Balotelli over both a half-time shirt-swap and a pedestrian effort as Real Madrid ran rampant at Anfield on Wednesday.

Brendan Rodgers rages after Mario Balotelli shirt swap
Brendan Rodgers rages after Mario Balotelli shirt swap

Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers revealed he will take action against Mario Balotelli after he swapped shirts with Real Madrid`s Pepe at half-time of Wednesday`s 3-0 Champions League defeat against the holders at Anfield.

Liverpool given Real lesson, says Brendan Rodgers
Liverpool given Real lesson, says Brendan Rodgers

Brendan Rodgers conceded Liverpool had been taught a lesson after Real Madrid swept to an imperious 3-0 victory that left his side in severe danger of Champions League elimination.

Brendan Rodgers banks on 'big-game' Mario Balotelli to fire against Real Madrid
Brendan Rodgers banks on 'big-game' Mario Balotelli to fire against Real Madrid

Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers believes it is just a matter of time until Mario Balotelli rediscovers his scoring touch and has backed the misfiring Italian to find the target in Wednesday`s Champions League clash against Real Madrid.

Beating Madrid matters more than Liga record: Lionel Messi
Beating Madrid matters more than Liga record: Lionel Messi

Four-time World Player of the Year Lionel Messi has said victory in the season`s first El Clasico against Real Madrid on Saturday is more important than the personal glory of becoming La Liga`s all-time leading goalscorer.

Drop Balotelli for Liverpool's Real clash, says Jamie Carragher
Drop Balotelli for Liverpool's Real clash, says Jamie Carragher

 Liverpool must drop Mario Balotelli because they cannot afford any "passengers" when they host Real Madrid in the Champions League on Wednesday, says former Anfield defender Jamie Carragher. 

Levante sack coach Jose Luis Mendilibar
Levante sack coach Jose Luis Mendilibar

Jose Luis Mendilibar became the second coach of the season to be sacked in La Liga when he was shown the door by Levante.

Brendan Rodgers calls on Reds to rise to Real Madrid challenge
Brendan Rodgers calls on Reds to rise to Real Madrid challenge

Brendan Rodgers has challenged his Liverpool players to rise to the occasion when they face holders Real Madrid in a crucial Champions League showdown at Anfield on Wednesday.

Liverpool expect fans to raise roof for Real Madrid visit
Liverpool expect fans to raise roof for Real Madrid visit

Liverpool will expect their noisy fans to recreate the special Anfield atmosphere that has helped them become kings of Europe five times when they take on Champions League winners Real Madrid on Wednesday night.

Luis Suarez will do big things in Barcelona: Neymar
Luis Suarez will do big things in Barcelona: Neymar

Barcelona striker Neymar said Monday that Luis Suarez, who is set to play against Real Madrid Saturday, is working hard to leave his mark in Barcelona, who also have maestro Lionel Messi in their attack.

 Gareth Bale doubtful as Real Madrid face Liverpool
Gareth Bale doubtful as Real Madrid face Liverpool

Real Madrid footballer Gareth Bale is doubtful for Wednesday's Champions League away match against Liverpool FC at Anfield as he is struggling to shake off a muscle injury picked up on international duty with Wales.