Defending champs Real come into this huge game after suffering a shock home La Liga defeat to Cádiz after Anthony Lozano’s first-half strike gave the league newcomers a 1-0 win.
Barcelona were unable to capitalize on their rivals’ slip-up, however, losing the chance to go top of the league later in the evening after a similarly unexpected 1-0 loss away at Getafe.
The two teams had differing fortunes in midweek during their opening Champions League group matches.
After some early shaky moments, Barcelona eased past Hungarian minnows Ferencvaros 5-1 on Tuesday, while Real were left stunned 3-2 in Madrid by a Coronavirus-depleted Shakhtar Donetsk side.
While Real put up a spirited fightback after falling behind 3-0 in the first half, their eventual defeat means further pressure has been heaped upon boss Zinedine Zidane ahead of this weekend’s clash against his side’s most-bitter rivals.
How to Watch:
Time: 10 a.m. ET
TV Channel: beIN SPORTS USA and beIN SPORTS en Español
Live Stream: You can stream the game on fuboTV.