2nd El Classico : Messi’s Barca and Ronaldo’s Real face-off on April 23

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The second La Liga Clasico of the season between Real Madrid and Barcelona will take place on Sunday April 23, the Spanish league has confirmed.

La Liga leaders Madrid, who drew the first game 1-1 at the Camp Nou in December, will welcome their rivals to the Santiago Bernabeu for an 8:45 p.m. CET kickoff.

In the world of football the epic clash between Barcelona and Real Madrid is considered as one of the most enthralling contest that pits two of the very best sides, in terms of success, money and fan following.  Both have superstars in their ranks Barca has Lionel Messi while Real has Cristiano Ronaldo

The 33rd round of the Spanish League will kick off on April 21 with a match between Sevilla and Granada and will be concluded on April 24 with a clash between Eibar and Athletic Club Bilbao, reports Efe.

With a game in hand Zinedine Zidane’s men eying their 33rd league title are currently two points ahead of their La Liga rivals Barcelona.

The matchday 33 clash will take place several days after Madrid and Barcelona play their respective Champions League quarterfinal return legs against Bayern Munich on April 18 and Juventus 24 hours later.

Madrid, looking for their first league title since 2012, won 2-1  at Athletic Bilbao on Saturday to maintain their two-point advantage over defending champions Barcelona, who were 4-2  over Valencia on Sunday.

A last-minute Sergio Ramos header earned Madrid a 1-1 draw in the first game between the sides this season, a result that allowed Zinedine Zidane’s team at the time to maintain a six-point lead over their rivals.

Next month’s Clasico will be Luis Enrique’s last in La Liga after announcing he is stepping down in the end of the season as Barca coach