The 2020-21 La Liga season has ushered in a new era for Barcelona, in the wake of talisman Lionel Messi informing his club that he wants to leave .
The Catalan side has been undergoing some hardship in recent seasons, with a failure to pick up a single title in the 2019-20 season amid their hugely embarrassing exit at the hands of Bayern in the Champions League quarter-finals.
Messi’s desires to leave have rocked the football world to its core, with this year set to witness the first Clasico without the Argentina striker present since before 2004 – should he depart Camp Nou.
Real Madrid will be defending their La Liga title under Zinedine Zidane, and Spain’s showpiece fixture promises to be one of the most highly anticipated match-ups in football.
Goal has what you need to know about when the Clasico will take place this season and more.
When is the next Clasico?
|Oct 25||Barcelona vs Real Madrid||Camp Nou||La Liga|
|Apr 11||Real Madrid vs Barcelona||Santiago Bernabeu||La Liga|
The first Clasico will be held on the week of October 25 at Camp Nou, with the return fixture played at the Santiago Bernabeu on April 11, 2021 .
Setien was dismissed following Barcelona’s humiliating 8-2 Champions League destruction to Bayern Munich, and should Messi leave the club, the Catalan side is set to be a new-look team.
Last season’s El Clasico in La Liga saw a draw between the two at Barcelona, with Real Madrid registering a 2-0 victory in the return leg in March.
Real Madrid were crowned winners of La Liga for the 34th time in 2020.
How to watch El Clasico
In the UK, La Liga matches will be available to watch and stream on La Liga TV, while Premier Sports and FreeSports also have rights for some games.
In the US, La Liga games will be broadcast on the beIN Sports network, which has both English language and Spanish language channels, as well as an online streaming service, beIN Sports Connect.