Real Madrid vs Barcelona Live
Another "el classico" is on the cards in the La Liga this Wednesday as Real Madrid welcome Barcelona to the Santiago Bernabeu. Catch all the live La Liga action on Live Sport Network.
Real Madrid have almost clinched the La Liga title. The Galacticos have a ten point lead at the top of the table with just four games to go. Although Villarreal can theoretically catch up with them, it would be too much to expect Brend Schuster's men to lose all four games.
Madrid play Osasuna on Sunday before heading home to welcome Barcelona for their derby. Ruud van Nistelrooy has returned to training after undergoing ankle surgery, but he remains doubtful for this fixture. Fabio Cannavaro is back from suspension, but Christoph Metzelder remains out with injury.
Barcelona have prepared themselves for another year without a significant trophy. The Catalans were dumped out of the Champions League by Manchester United last week although they looked superior in all technical departments of the game.
Coach Frank Rijkaard is facing the sword, but has insisted he will not go on his own volition. The best the Catalans can hope is to clinch second place and automatic qualification for Champions League next season. They host Valencia on Sunday before heading to Madrid. Villarreal have a five-point lead over Barca.
Yaya Toure, Andres Iniesta, Gabi Milito and Ronaldinho are out with injury, but Rijkaard will be boosted by the return of Rafa Marquez. The latter missed his side's Champions League loss due to suspension.
Real Madrid have already beaten Barcelona 1-0 in the reverse fixture at the Nou Camp earlier this season. Watch Real Madrid vs Barcelona Live online on Live Sport Network, the leading source to watch live football online.
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