Happy El Clâsico day everyone! We're just a few hours away from the 226th all-time meeting between Real Madrid and Barcelona.
This match has massive title implications as a Madrid win would set Barcelona seven points adrift of the top spot, while a win by the Blaugrana would pull them back within a single point of the leaders. A draw would ultimately benefit Madrid, allowing them to maintain a four-point lead over their rivals, though it could allow second-place Atlético Madrid to close to within a point.
Carlo Ancelotti has named Karim Benzema in his match day squad despite the striker's thigh injury last week. The Madrid coach has insisted that Benzema would be available for the derby and it appears he's a man of his word. Jesé is unavailable after suffering a full ACL tear during the mid-week.
Barcelona's one big injury question this week was Gerard Pique's ankle, but the defender is fit and ready to go today. Captain Carles Puyol will miss out with a knee problem, leaving him just one more chance to feature in a Clásico -- the Copa del Rey final -- before his Barca playing career comes to a close.
So, you want to watch today's Clásico? We can help with all the pertinent information you'll require to enjoy the match.
Match Date/Time: 9 p.m. local, 4 p.m. ET
Venue: Estadio Santiago Bernabéu, Madrid, Spain
TV: beIN Sports USA, beIN Sports en Español (U.S.), Sky Sports 1 (U.K.), beIN Sports Canada (Canada), Canal+ 1 (Spain)
Online: beIN Sports Play (U.S. and Canada)
Radio: SiriusXM, Channel 94 (U.S.)