Real Madrid Vs. Barcelona, 2011 El Clasico: 2nd Half Underway

We're back up and running at the Santiago Bernabeu, where Real Madrid and Barcelona are currently locked at 1-1 in the first Clasico of the season. Despite the disappointment of blowing a 1-1 lead, you'd have to imagine that the hosts are reasonably happy - a draw favours them more than Barcelona, and their defending has been reasonably stout so far. Barca, meanwhile, need to win.

Madrid kick us off, but the ball is quickly recovered by the Catalans and they look to do horrible things to the home defence by pinging it around the edge of Iker Casillas's box. It doesn't work particularly well, and Madrid can break forward. They've returned to the heavy high press that served them so well in the opening minute, and nearly force Victor Valdes into yet another bad mistake. Eventually Barcelona clear, but that was a heart-in-mouth moment after what happened in the first half.

For all of our live coverage throughout the game, keep it on our Real Madrid vs. Barcelona, El Clasico StoryStream. For more on the two teams, head over to Real Madrid blog Managing Madrid and FC Barcelona blog Barca Blaugranes. For more from around the world of football, follow @SBNationSoccer on twitter and bookmark SB Nation Soccer

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