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Clasico date and kick-off time revealed

Goal.com logo Goal.com 20-03-2017

Real Madrid will play host to Barcelona on April 23 with a 20:45 (CET) kick-off time.

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It is an encounter that promises to have a tremendous bearing on the destination of the Spanish title this season. Madrid currently lead their Catalan rivals by two points but have a game in hand.

If neither side slips up in their next three league outings, a victory for Zinedine Zidane's men in the second Clasico of the season would see them open up a five-point gap that would look a very healthy cushion as the season reaches its climax. On the contrary, if Barcelona were to win, they would put the pressure on their great rivals by claiming the top spot.

Madrid will have a slight advantage before the match, as they will be afforded one day of rest more than their opponents. It is a Champions League week, and on the previous Tuesday Zidane's men tackle Bayern Munich at home in the second leg of their quarter-final tie. Meanwhile, Barcelona do not play Juventus at Camp Nou until 24 hours later.

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