We're off and running in what is already our second Clasico of the 2012/13 season. Barcelona have the advantage in the second leg of the Super Cup, having beaten Real Madrid 3-2 at the Camp Nou, but it's still tight enough that the hosts have a real chance of winning this thing. That said, with one point from two games in the league, you wouldn't put much faith in Los Blancos overcoming Barcelona here.
Not a whole lot has gone on so far, although there is some team news to report -- Adriano was announced in the lineup but it's pretty clearly Jordi Alba starting in his place, with Adriano on the right. Dani Alves is the man absent; presumably the right back was injured in the warmup. The closest we've come to any real action is Alexis Sanchez claiming a penalty after getting a slight nudge from Marcelo as both contested a Pedro cross. The more things change, the more they stay the same.