Real Madrid vs Barcelona 2-3 Highlights & Goals
La Liga, April 23 2017.
1-1 Lionel Messi
1-2 Ivan Rakitic
2-2 James Rodriguez
2-3 Lionel Messi
Real Madrid can take a leap toward securing this season’s La Liga title when they play host to Barcelona in the second of this season’s El Clasico meetings on Sunday at the Santiago Bernabeu.
Los Blancos lead second-placed Barca by three points with a game in hand heading into Sunday’s showdown, where victory for the hosts could see the crown’s destination decided considering only a few games remain in the season.
After exiting the UEFA Champions League in midweek following a 0-0 stalemate at home to Juventus, completing a 3-0 aggregate defeat in the quarter-final clash, Barca will be motivated to resurrect their league chances.
Meanwhile, Real Madrid can advance their prospects of a double this season, having progressed to the semi-finals of the Champions League following their 6-3 aggregate hammering of Bayern Munich in the last eight.
No matter the circumstances, an El Clasico collision never fails to entertain, and you can find all the necessary viewing information, complete with a match preview.
Barcelona have gone level on points with Real Madrid and top on the head-to-head record. But Madrid have a game in hand. These two teams both play again on Wednesday, Barcelona hosting Osasuna, Real Madrid going to Deportivo. It’s still Madrid’s title to lose, but what a blow Messi’s winner was. Zinedine Zidane’s team could have killed off Barcelona tonight, but the Catalans played very well – it was a truly fantastic game of football – and Messi, black eye, teeth missing, was absolutely superb. Who said he’s finished? With seconds to go, having already scored one pearler, he nervelessly bagged his 500th goal for Barcelona.