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90' + 7'
S. Agüero
S. Dest
1 - 2
90' + 4'
Lucas Vázquez
0 - 2
F. Mendy
Yellow Card
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D. Alaba
0 - 1

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51% 48%
Shots Off Target
Shots On Target 2 5
Total Passes 458 453
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Barcelona are next in action against Rayo Vallecano on the road in LaLiga on Wednesday. Real Madrid are in action on the same day against Osasuna at home.
Real Madrid move back to the top of LaLiga by defeating Barcelona 2-1 in the first Clasico of the season at Camp Nou. David Alaba put the visitors ahead in the first half, scoring a stunner after orchestrating a break out from the back. Madrid had to wait until stoppage time to put the game away as Lucas Vazquez pounced on a rebound after Marco Asensio was denied. Sergio Aguero did notch his first Barca goal, but it was too little too late for Ronald Koeman's men. The Dutchman is back under the spotlight after a high-profile defeat.
S. Dest
90' + 7' Dest surges down the right flank and delivers a perfect low ball for Aguero to convert.
S. Agüero
90' + 7' GOALLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLL!!!!!! AGUERO NOTCHES HIS FIRST BARCA GOAL!!!! 2-1!!! Barca have a goal back as Aguero scores his first goal for the Catalan club, but it appears too little too late. Dest surges down the right flank and whips a dangerous cross into the middle. Aguero pounces and steers his strike into the left corner of the net.
Lucas Vázquez
90' + 4' GOALLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLL!!! VAZQUEZ CONVERTS FROM CLOSE RANGE!!!! 2-0 MADRID!!! The visitors surely wrap up the game as Vazquez is on the spot to pounce on a rebound to score on the slide from six yards. Asensio is played into space down the left-inside channel and he fires low and hard at goal. Ter Stegen produces the save, but Vazquez displays the hunger to get there ahead of Alba to score on the rebound with an outstretched boot.
90' + 3' CHANCE! Pique plays Depay into space in the left-inside channel, but he takes a poor first touch and opts for a cutback towards his team-mate in the middle. Militao acts to slide in ahead of Pique before the rest of the team arrive to complete the clearance.
90' + 2' Dest makes a surge down the right flank, but he clips his cross straight into the hands of Courtois. Barca have not been able to conjure quality with their final ball today.
F. Valverde
90' + 1' Valverde has to make way with an injury after only arriving as a sub in the second half. Carvajal replaces the midfielder.
90' There will be seven minutes of added time. There is renewed hope for Barca.
90' Courtois gets to his feet again after treatment. The home fans are not happy as they believe he was timewasting.
89' Courtois clears out from the back and hits the deck in agony after the fact clutching his knee. The Belgian appears to be in pain.
88' Coutinho has space in the final third and options. However, he goes for an ambitious chipped ball for the run of Aguero that is claimed with ease by Courtois.
Vinícius Júnior
87' Vinicius makes his way off the field and is replaced in the final third by Asensio. The Brazilian is not receiving a warm reception from the Barcelona fans as he trudges off.
86' Vinicius is down for the visitors and requires treatment on the field. The home fans are not happy about the delay.
L. de Jong
85' Gavi is withdrawn in the closing stages and is replaced by De Jong.
84' OVER! Depay cuts in from the left flank and floats a cross into the box on his right foot. Aguero meets it in the middle, only to nod his effort over the bar.
81' Barca have been full of effort in the second half, but have lacked the quality in front of goal to notch the equaliser. Madrid have been stoic at the back.
F. Mendy
Yellow Card
80' Mendy goes into the book for timewasting for the visitors from a throw-in.
Sergi Roberto
F. de Jong
77' Sergi Roberto enters the action to replace De Jong in the Barcelona midfield.
76' Coutinho almost finds space after latching on to a precise offload from De Jong, but Militao does enough by lunging in with a well-timed challenge.
S. Agüero
Ansu Fati
74' Fati is withdrawn for the final 16 minutes as Aguero enters the action. It would be timely for the Argentine to notch his first Barca goal today.
73' OVER! Dest collects and offload from Fati on the edge of the box and curls a left-footed strike towards goal that travels just over the bar.
72' Madrid break with pace down the left flank and Mendy sends a dangerous cross into the box. Benzema miscues his finish from close range, but was offside anyway before Valverde slams the follow-up into the side-netting.
F. Valverde
72' Valverde replaces Rodrygo in the Madrid midfield as Ancelotti looks to shore up his line-up.
69' Depay tries to turn away from Militao under pressure. He goes down in the box, but the loose ball falls to Fati. Barca maintain the attack as Alba tries to clip a cross over Courtois to the back post, but the Belgian claims under pressure.
68' Vinicius bursts into space down the left flank and has Benzema in the box in support, but he fails to beat Ter Stegen with his cross to the near post.
65' Alba clips the resulting free-kick into the box from the left edge of the box, but Courtois makes the decision to come out early and punch it clear of danger.
64' Fati turns on the edge of the box, but is brought down by Vazquez. The Madrid right-back has put in several challenges today, but has avoided a booking.
62' SAVE! Modric hooks an offload inside for Benzema, who has his first real opening at goal of the game. However, Benzema scuffs his strike from 12 yards into the ground and Ter Stegen makes the block with his body. It was a huge chance for Los Blancos to take command of the game.
62' Modric latches on to a cutback from Vazquez and raids inside to shoot on his left foot from the edge of the Barca box, but Garcia blocks his effort with his chest.
60' Rodrygo is played through on goal by Vinicius and only has Ter Stegen to beat. However, Dest gets back with a desperate boot and knocks it away from the forward before he can pull the trigger. Great defending by the USA international.
Yellow Card
58' Pique protests to the referee about the decision and goes into the book.
58' PENALTY SHOUT! Barca are up in arms as a cross from Depay strikes Kroos on the arm as he tries to keep De Jong at bay. However, the referee blows for a foul against the German.
56' Fati twists and turns in the final third to try to create space for a strike. He unleashes his drive at goal, but Casemiro puts his body on the line to block the strike.
54' Mendy collects an offload from Vinicius and pulls the trigger on a drive from 25 yards that soars into the hands of Ter Stegen.
53' Gavi trips over the legs of Mendy and wins a free-kick for the home side. He then gets a sore one as Mendy stands on his leg unintentionally when protesting his innocence.
51' Barca have made a bright start to the second half and the change at the break appears to have got Madrid thinking at the back. 
49' SAVE! Alba has space down the left flank and cuts the ball back for Fati to strike, but his attempt is saved by Courtois down to his right.
48' BLOCK! Barca build down the left flank through Fati. He tries to offload towards Coutinho in the box, but the Brazilian sees his left-footed strike diverted behind by Militao.
46' Alba whips a low cross into the Madrid box from the left flank, but it just evades Coutinho at the back post.
46' We're back under way in El Clasico.
Philippe Coutinho
Óscar Mingueza
46' Koeman has altered his attacking options at the break. Coutinho replaces Mingueza, which will see Dest drop back into the defence.
Carlo Ancelotti will be delighted with his side at the break. They've played well on the counter and defended the threat of Memphis Depay. Alaba's strike was the perfect team move, and Los Blancos will fancy their chances of creating more advantageous situations on the counter in the second half. 
David Alaba has handed Real Madrid a 1-0 lead over Barcelona at the break in El Clasico. Alaba started and finished a brisk counter for Los Blancos, blasting a left-footed strike past Marc-Ander ter Stegen to put the visitors ahead. Sergino Dest should have scored for Barcelona beforehand, while Gerard Pique headed just wide of the post in response to Alaba's effort. It is a close contest at Camp Nou.
45' There will be one minute of added time.
45' BLOCK! Alaba produces a huge block at the back to deny Fati. Busquets clips a ball over the top for Alba to chase in the left-inside channel. He cuts a low cross back towards Fati, who shoots with power towards goal, but the presence of the former Bayern Munich man stops the effort in its tracks.
43' Benzema goes down in the box with Garcia for company, but the referee adjudges that both players were grappling for the ball. 
42' Barca are winning a number of corners, but Madrid are holding firm at set-pieces, bar their piece of fortune from Pique's header.
40' Casemiro cuts the ball back for Rodrygo to shoot from close range, but his effort is tipped over the bar by Ter Stegen. However, it would not have counted anyway as the midfielder is penalised for handball in the build-up.
39' BLOCK! Madrid break with pace down the left flank as Vinicius sends Benzema into the left-inside channel. The Frenchman hangs up a cross for Kroos to attack, but Alba gets across to divert his volley behind.
38' Depay lifts another corner into the Madrid box. On this occasion Pique can only loop a header into the air. Mingueza takes possession and tees up Garcia to strike, but his effort is tame and straight at Courtois.
37' Barcelona are pressing to get back into the game. Garcia brings the ball forward from the back and sees his drive from 20 yards deflected behind for a corner.
35' CLOSE! Barca are inches away from striking back. Depay whips a corner into the box with pace from the right flank that Pique attacks. He glances his header across the face of goal, but it just drifts wide of the left post with Courtois beaten.
32' Rodrygo collects in the final third and produces a brilliant throughball for Alaba to collect and score.
D. Alaba
32' GOALLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLL!!!! ALABA SCORES A STUNNER!!!! 1-0 MADRID!!! Los Blancos score the perfect counterattacking goal with Alaba providing a sublime finish on his left foot. Alaba starts the move by dispossessing Depay on the edge of the Madrid box before breaking upfield. Rodrygo takes possession and cuts open the Barca defence with an incisive pass towards Alaba in the left-inside channel. He takes a touch before rifling his strike into the top-right corner.
31' Fati tries to find Depay in space on the edge of the box, but the Dutchman fails to bring his offload under control amid pressure from Alaba.
29' Madrid are having trouble keeping themselves onside in the final third. Benzema is caught straying as he latches onto an offload from Rodrygo before blasting his eventual strike from the right-inside channel into the side-netting.
27' Fati wins a free-kick down the left flank for the home side, drawing a foul from Vazquez. However, Depay curls his delivery straight into the hands of Courtois.
25' WHAT A MISS! DEST HAS TO SCORE!!! The USA international blazes a golden opportunity over the bar from 12 yards out. Depay makes a lung-bursting run into the Madrid box and cuts a low ball back across the penalty area. Fati edges it into the path of Dest, who only has to beat Courtois. However, he loses his composure and skies his effort.
24' OFFSIDE! Benzema threads Vinicius through on goal and he bursts into the left-inside channel. He rounds Ter Stegen to open up space to fire at goal on his left foot, but then opts to go back on to his right foot. Alba gets back to block his eventual strike, although the offside flag goes up late.
22' The referee has to calm tempers after Alba reacts to Vinicius' appeal for a spot-kick. There was not a great deal in the contact between Mingueza and Vinicius, prompting the reaction from the home side.
21' PENALTY SHOUT! Vinicius goes down in the box under pressure from Mingueza and appeals for a penalty. The referee is not interested and tells the forward to get to his feet.
18' Alba has to chase down a long ball over the top to fend off the presence of Rodrygo, but the flag goes up late for offside against the Brazilian anyway.
16' Mendy shields the ball away from Fati in the corner and the Barcelona forward is too heavy in his challenge on the left-back, handing Los Blancos a free-kick.
15' Barca have space on the counter down the left flank, but De Jong cannot capitalise in the space in front of him.
13' Vinicius latches on to a ball over the top by Mendy and surges into the left-inside channel. He goes for a cutback towards Benzema, but Garcia is there to deflect it behind for a corner.
11' Depay beats Vazquez to the ball and then goes down as the Spaniard catches him with an outstretched leg. Barca get the free-kick, but Vazquez avoids further punishment.
10' The opening 10 minutes have been cagey to say the least. Both sets of players are playing it safe when in possession.
8' Barca's high press forces a mistake from Courtois at the back as he places his offload out towards Vazquez over the head of the full-back.
6' Depay collects on the left flank and tries to turn his way into the Madrid box, but Militao and Vazquez are there to apply the pressure to force him away from goal.
4' The home side are looking to bring Fati into the game whenever possible down the left flank. He has been their spark this term.
2' Rodrygo attempts to put Pique under pressure at the back, but the defender turns out of trouble before offloading to Busquets.
1' We're under way in El Clasico.
Barcelona have not won any of their last four games against Real Madrid in LaLiga (D1 L3) – should they fail to win this game, it will be their longest winless run in the competition against a specific opponent since May 2008, also against Los Blancos (D2 L3).
Ancelotti has kept matters simple for the contest as he has named an unchanged team from the line-up that thrashed Shakhtar Dontesk during the week. Benzema leads the line alongside Vinicius and Rodrygo in the final third. Militao and Alaba continue to anchor the defence despite the presence of Nacho on the bench. 
Barcelona have made two changes to their side that beat Dynamo Kiev during the week. Fati comes back into the side in the final third in place of Luuk De Jong, who drops to the bench. Garcia gets the nod to return in the heart of the defence alongside Pique as Lenglet makes way from the backline.
REAL MADRID SUBS: Daniel Carvajal, Jesus Vallejo, Nacho Fernandez, Eden Hazard, Marco Asensio, Marcelo, Andriy Lunin, Federico Valverde, Mariano Diaz, Eduardo Camavinga, Luis Lopez, Antonio Blanco.
REAL MADRID (4-3-3): Thibaut Courtois; Lucas Vazquez, Eder Militao, David Alaba, Ferland Mendy; Luka Modric, Casemiro, Toni Kroos; Rodrygo, Karim Benzema, Vinicius Junior.
BARCELONA SUBS: Riqui Puig, Yusuf Demir, Neto, Philippe Coutinho, Clement Lenglet, Luuk de Jong, Sergio Aguero, Sergi Roberto, Samuel Umtiti, Inaki Pena, Nicolas Gonzalez, Alejandro Balde.
BARCELONA (4-3-3): Marc-Andre ter Stegen; Oscar Mingueza, Gerard Pique, Eric Garcia, Jordi Alba; Frenkie de Jong, Sergio Busquets, Gavi; Sergino Dest, Memphis Depay, Ansu Fati.
Real Madrid put their recent woes behind them with a dominant victory over Shakhtar Donetsk during the week in the Champions League. Carlo Ancelotti's men were stunned by Sheriff in the Champions League and Espanyol before the international break, while an allowance from LaLiga allowed the club to postpone their last LaLiga outing amid a number of absentees. Los Blancos can move back to the top of LaLiga with a victory today, but they must conquer their inconsistency even against a weaker Barcelona side than usual.
Barcelona have stemmed the tide of pressure building against Ronald Koeman in the dugout with back-to-back wins since the international break. The Catalan club defeated Valencia in LaLiga last week before overcoming Dynamo Kiev in the Champions League. However, they now face the ultimate test in the first Clasico of the season. Their two wins over the past week will count for very little if they suffer a significant setback against Los Blancos today.
Good afternoon and welcome to the live commentary of the LaLiga contest between Barcelona and Real Madrid at Camp Nou.