In addition to the usual bragging rights, the top spot in La Liga is on the line at El Clasico from Camp Nou on Sunday.
FC Barcelona and Lionel Messi will engage rival Real Madrid at 4 p.m. (ET), with beIN Sports, beIN Sports en Espanol and beIn Connect covering the action. The hosts lead their archrivals, which won the first encounter this season on Oct. 25, 2014 by a 3-1 count, including a penalty kick tally by Ballan D’or winner, Cristiano Ronaldo.
Ahead of Sunday’s match, Barcelona, whose marker last October came courtesy of Brazilian international Neymar, has risen past Madrid atop the La Liga table, 65 points to 64, each having played 27 matches.
On the English-language side of the mic, Ray Hudson and Phil Schoen will call the action from Barcelona, while Jose Hernandez and Eduardo Biscayart have the honors in Spanish..
Pregame analysis and match day predictions can be found on The Express Pre-Game Show, beginning at 2 p.m. for both the English and Spanish networks. A special postgame edition of The Express Xtra will follow the match and provide an in-depth look at all the highlights, goals, and controversial plays from the match.
Special guests include former Barcelona and Netherlands superstar Patrick Kluivert, and Michel Salgado, who starred for Real Madrid and Spain.