What Is It Like To Watch El Clasico In Barcelona?

By: Casey Rhine

Ohhhh El Clásico, where to begin. One of soccer's most heated, yet most deeply cherished rivalries.Few of you readers get to experience El Clasico, in Barcelona, while it's happening. This was my mission on December 23rd and should be your mission on May 6th if you are not lucky enough to go to the game in the Camp Nou.

Memphis Depay Saves Barcelona From Embarrassing Defeat With Strike That Probably Broke The Sound Barrier

Barcelona salvaged a 1-1 draw against Athletic Club with a rather uninspiring performance on Saturday. A litany of injuries and the massive hole left behind with the departure of Lionel Messi had Barcelona looking like a shell of its former self.

The injuries for Barcelona include:

  • Ansu Fati
  • Dembele
  • Aguero
  • Coutinho
  • Ter Stegen

Things only got worse for Barcelona when Gerard Pique was forced to leave the game early in the first half with an injury.

Opening Weekend Highlights Unmatched Connection Between Football And Its Fans

The most powerful sporting moments aren't always during gameplay or even on the field at all — there are moments that are bigger than the sport itself.

Soccer has always been larger than the physical game played on the pitch; it's a way of life, an escape for supporters all over the world to come together and be a part of something bigger than themselves. If you aren't a part of it you wouldn't understand, but being a hardcore fan comes with elevating highs and deep lows. Your daily emotions rely heavily on how it's all going. 

Nueva Cara: Un Afeitado Gerard Piqué Lidera El Primer Triunfo Del Barcelona Sin Messi

Barcelona logró una fortificante victoria por 4-2 en su primer partido de LaLiga en la Era DM (Después de Messi).

Tras la dolorosa salida del astro argentino, por problemas financieros del club, aún es extraño ver una formación blaugrana sin su apellido. De hecho, es primera vez en 18 años que su nombre o su figura está completamente fuera de la película.

Pero bueno, habrá que acostumbrarse, ¿no?

Pisotón A Luis Suárez Desata Trifulca Entre El Celta De Vigo Y El Atlético De Madrid

Atlético de Madrid inició la defensa de su título en LaLiga con una apretada victoria sobre el Celta de Vigo. El duelo terminó 2-1 en favor de los colchoneros y acabó en medio de una gran trifulca, provocada luego de un pisotón sobre el uruguayo Luis Suárez.

Atlético Madrid Begins LaLiga Title Defense With Win And Mass Brawl

VIGO, Spain - Atlético Madrid began their LaLiga title defense with a 2-1 win away to Celta Vigo on Sunday thanks to two strikes from Argentine forward Ángel Correa although the game ended with a mass brawl and a player from each side was sent off.

Luis Suárez began the game on the bench and Correa took full responsibility for the team's attacking duties, firing Atlético ahead midway through the first half after a marauding run from Thomas Lemar.

Raúl, Hirving, Diego Y Edson Están De Regreso: ¿Dónde Ver A Los Mexicanos En Europa?

Luego de todo el fútbol de selección que hubo durante el verano, es hora de volver al fútbol de clubes, el fútbol del día a día. 

Varias ligas europeas comienzan este fin de semana y es un buen momento para ver quienes serán los futbolistas mexicanos que jugarán en Europa y cómo puedes ver sus partidos durante la temporada si vives en los Estados Unidos.

Messi Gone, Finances In Shambles, Barcelona Is A Hot Mess Right Now

While Lionel Messi's departure marks the end of an era for Barcelona, there is plenty more to be resolved at the Nou Camp before the season gets under way:


Barcelona has a gross debt of over one billion euros ($1.17 billion) and years of profligate spending meant they flew too close to the sun once too often.

Even without the Argentine, their salary mass accounts for 95 percent of all income — in football, it is considered viable and healthy to have your wages to income at a maximum ratio of 70 percent.