Worst El Clasico Fights, Fouls, Dives, Red cards and Moments!
On 28 October, the two will meet at the Camp Nou in their first meeting of the 2023-24 season. Real Madrid will be without star Eden Hazard who is still in recovery.
But before the match begins, refresh yourself on the last final result of the grand El Clasico. Watch & Bet Live Here =>
Next El Clasico match 2023
The next El Clasico is on October 28, 2023 at 16:00 CET.
Last El Clasico match result
|Date||Round||El Clasico||Final result|
|2 March 2020||26||Real Madrid||Barcelona||2–0 (0–0)|
El Clasico match date and start time 2023/24
Here are the dates and starting time for the El Clasico matches in the Spanish La Liga and Spanish Supercopa.
Barcelona vs Real Madrid (October 28, 2023)
The first El Clasico of the season and and first La Liga El Clasico takes place on October 28 2023 at Camp Nou, Barcelona. The game will kickoff at around 16:00 local/15:00 UK time.
Real Madrid vs Barcelona (April 15 2024)
The second El Clasico of the season will be on April 15, 2024 at Santiago Bernabeu, Madrid.
Worst El Clasico Fights, Fouls, Dives, Red cards & Moments!
This season’s first installment of the El Clasico is just around the corner, with Barcelona hosting Real Madrid at Camp Nou on Wednesday evening. Here is a look back at some of the most fiery outbreaks between the two rivals over the years…
Xabi Alonso and Arbeloa slap Lionel Messi
Lionel Messi, who was in pursuit of the ball, was fouled by Alvaro Arbeloa and was later slapped on the face.
The incident has it’s after effects once the game got over. Messi appeared agitated throughout the match, reportedly trading insults with Arbeloa, with both players covering their mouths to hide their words from the cameras.
The Spanish newspaper Marca alleges that Messi also confronted Real assistant manager Aitor Karanka in the tunnel after the game, yelling: “What are you looking at? Shut up. You’re just [Jose] Mourinho’s puppet.”
Sergio Ramos shoving Puyol in the face
Ramos was shown a straight red card after bringing down Lionel Messi in the 90th minute of Madrid`s 5-0 defeat at the Nou Camp. Ramos put his hands into the faces of his Spanish team mates and Barca duo Puyol and Xavi.
Puyol Infuriated By Pepe’s Theatrical Act
The second leg to that Copa del Rey semi final El Clasico edition in 2013 saw Real destroy Barcelona, eventually ending up as 3-1 winners to progress to the final. The Madrid players played down the clock late on in front of a gleeful Mourinho, with Pepe the main culprit.
The erratic centre back took Busquets to the ground, before dramatically hitting the deck himself. Barca captain Puyol needed to be held back to stop himself going at it with his opposite number, but Busquets would get his own back when he “accidentally” stood on Pepe’s head a year later. Watch & Bet Live Here =>
Marcelo foul on Cesc Fabregas
Marcelo’s foul on Fabregas was incredulous and this exasperated the Barcelona players. It led to a mass brawl, with fighting taking place between both teams on the sidelines.
Coming into the second leg with 2-2 from the first, Barcelona were leading 3-2 with few seconds of added time left, Marcelo pounced onto Fabregas’ legs which triggered the whole incident. Jose Mourinho too got involved on the sidelines as he poked the late Barcelona manager Tito Vilanova in the eye.
Cristiano Ronaldo shoving Pep Guardiola
The incident took place when Real Madrid were trailing 2-0 after 30 minutes of play. Pep Guardiola picked the ball, Ronaldo reached out for it and Pep held it out of his reach and then threw it aside.
The game saw 12 yellows and one straight red card as Real Madrid, managed by Jose Mourinho, were routed 5-0. Watch & Bet Live Here =>
Bad day for Sergio Ramos
Perhaps the most infamous red card his many for Ramos. A scythe on David Villa saw him booked on 70 minutes. Real were losing heavily and by injury time, the score was 5-0. Ramos was filled with rage and Messi’s fancy footwork tipped him over the edge.
Another hack brought another yellow and he was off. But not before he decided to go around slapping half the opposition.
He would go on to be sent off a further four times against Barca in the next seven years. So don’t be surprised to see Ramos stomp off down the tunnel before everyone else on Wednesday.
The classic row
One from the vaults here as we see two absolute club legends facing off against each other. Real’s classy but gritty old defender Fernando Hierro and Barcelona and Brazil’s maestro Rivaldo get into it a little back in 2001, after a 50/50 upset both players.
The clash is textbook continental. A nothing challenge sees some serious histrionics, some shouting, a few faux headbutts and, of course, plenty of girly slaps. And plenty of ‘he ain’t even worth it!’ action from interfering teammates. Watch & Bet Live Here =>
One in the Eye for Tito Vilanova
A nasty one, this. And perhaps the only clash in this list in which the aggressor has gone on to show real contrition for his actions. Immediately after poking Barca coach Tito Vilanova in the eye following their 2011 3-2 Spanish Super Cup defeat, Real boss Jose Mourinho was unrepentant. But a year later, he apologised for the ocular digit jab.
‘I should not have done what I did, obviously not. The person who messed up there was me,’ the ex and future Chelsea man said in 2012. Vilanova would go on to lose his battle with throat cancer just two years later and his old Bernabeu foe would lead the tributes. ‘Tito Vilanova’s passing is a sad day for football, for Barcelona and most importantly for his family and friends,’ Mourinho said. A humbling end to an angry but mostly respectful rivalry.
Messi Vs. Carvalho’s Elbow
If one fight was not enough in Barcelona’s 5-0 win over Madrid in 2010, then here’s another one. Ricardo Carvalho’s legitimate tackle on Leo Messi, who terrorised the Real defenders all night, was followed by an angry response from the Portuguese defender.
The former Chelsea man seemed to elbow the Argentinian, although it still is a contentious incident. Either way, yellow cards were issued following the standard handbags that preceded. Watch & Bet Live Here =>
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