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Real Madrid and Barcelona will meet in the second El Clasico of the 2019-20 La Liga season on Sunday 1 March at the Santiago Bernabeu.
League President Javier Tebas confirmed the main title date on Wednesday, with the kick-off scheduled for 21:00 local time (20:00 GMT, 15:00 ET), for Ben Hayward of Evening standard.
The first Clasico of the season took place in December, rescheduled from October and ended with a surprise 0-0 draw at Camp Nou:
Since then both teams have drawn one and won one at the La Liga, which means they stay in balance at the points at the top of the table:
Atletico Madrid and Sevilla are only five points behind the first two, but Barca and Real are the first in the standings for the title in this term.
A couple of seasons have passed since the two Spanish football superpowers went head to head for the title for the duration of a campaign.
La Barca has won the title in the last two seasons at canter. But when Zinedine Zidane brought Real to the title in 2016-17, they cut Barca by just three points.
The race seems to be just as tight in 2019-2020, and it could very well go down to who wins the second Clasico of the campaign.
In this respect, Real would seem to have the advantage since they will be at home.
However, the recent record of Madrid’s giants against Barca is poor. Even at home, Real have lost four of their last five games against Blaugrana.
Barcelona recently introduced a new narrative in the title race by firing their manager, Ernesto Valverde, and replacing it with Quique Setien.
The 61-year-old’s first game will be Sunday’s La Liga game against Granada, while Real will host Sevilla on Saturday.