La Liga’s Super Sunday on StarTimes


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By Reporter Football fans in Spain face a Super Sunday as the two giants, Barcelona and Real Madrid, go head-to-head in the El Clásico live on StarTimes. In terms of derbies, it does not get bigger than the El Clásico, of course, but if the La Liga leaders Real Sociedad face the reigning champions Atlético Madrid on the same day, fans worldwide are bound to take notice. It is the first match between Barcelona and Real since Lionel Messi’s departure from Spain, but Real striker Karim Benzema said that the game retains its importance. “It remains the best match that exists in football. It doesn’t matter about the players who are there, who have left or who will join. “Real-Barca is historic. The names change but before there was [Zinedine] Zidane, Ronaldinho, Ronaldo, [Samuel] Eto’o. Real-Barca will always be Real-Barca.” The French international, who currently tops the Spanish scorer charts with nine goals, told journalists that he expected Barcelona to be a tough opponent. “There’s never a good moment to play [them]. A team like Barça or any top team, they can have a poor game and then bounce back again. It’s a match that we can’t take lightly, even...