Published: Thu, January 18, 2018
Sports | By Brooke Harris

Livescore: Latest updates from Real Madrid vs Barcelona El Clasico 2017/2018 LaLiga

Livescore: Latest updates from Real Madrid vs Barcelona El Clasico 2017/2018 LaLiga

"I can't be happy with how we lost, but I still support my players".

Zidane led Madrid to the Club World Cup title last week, and was in charge in the past two seasons when Real Madrid won the Uefa Champions League a record back to back.

Barcelona have nearly ended Real Madrid's defence of their Spanish league title, and there's still half a season to go.

Madrid's famed "BBC" front three of Cristiano Ronaldo, Karim Benzema and Gareth Bale have yet to play a single minute of action together this season, largely due to Bale's injury problems. Now we'll go for our holidays and we won't think about it. "At the moment the only important thing is the game tomorrow and for that he is 100 percent". The Portugal star received rough treatment as he scored the victor in last Saturday's 1-0 victory over Brazilians Gremio in the final. However, he has rediscovered top form in recent weeks with five goals in his last four outings.

Livescore: Latest updates from Real Madrid vs Barcelona El Clasico 2017/2018 LaLiga
Livescore: Latest updates from Real Madrid vs Barcelona El Clasico 2017/2018 LaLiga

Real Madrid coach Zinedine Zidane has insisted that there will be no discussions with Cristiano Ronaldo regarding a possible new contract until after the winter break.

The rivalry between Real Madrid CF and FC Barcelona dates back to mid-20th century, with the two teams often regarded as representing Spanish nationalism and Catalan nationalism respectively.

"There is no anxiety".

With the El Clasico bearing down on us, former Real Madrid and Spain defender Ivan Campos believe that his former club may have a tough time on Saturday.

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He perhaps should have been more composed when found free in the box late on, but this victory was a deserved one for Barca. People might think the league is over, but I do not, and neither does the other coach [Barca's Ernesto Valverde].

Back then Barca were mired in institutional crisis caused by Neymar's departure.

Messi trotted for 10.80%, he ran just 4.95%, while he only sprinted 1.15%.

Frustrating the home team and their supporters, the result only became embarrassing in stoppage-time. We are some distance ahead, but that doesn't mean anything because nothing has been decided.

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But his selection did not boost the pre-game spirits of Valverde, who pointed to Kovacic's performances in Madrid's Supercopa de Espana triumph over Barca as an indicator of his quality.

Real Madrid responded immediately with a Ronaldo cross-shot that Marc Andre ter Stegen pushed away for a corner.

"The atmosphere tomorrow will be good, I have no doubt about that", he added.

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