Real Madrid vs Barcelona – El Clasico: Live score, lineups and updates

Real Madrid v Barcelona LIVE: Frustrating first half for Lionel Messi and Co in El Clasico as early goals from Karim Benzema and Toni Kroos put hosts 2-0 up in torrential rain

Real Madrid and Barcelona clash in the Spanish capital in one of the most decisive Clasicos of recent years.

Zinedine Zidane’s men are still without key central defenders Sergio Ramos and Raphael Varane but they have still won all four of their last LaLiga games.

Barcelona have won six on the bounce, with Lionel Messi set to lead his side out in his record-equalling 45th El Clasico just one point behind leaders Atletico Madrid, while Madrid sit two further points behind.

Follow Sportsmail’s KISHAN VAGHELA for live La Liga coverage of Real Madrid vs Barcelona, including scoreline, lineups and build-up.