Lionel Messi at the Santiago Bernabéu / PHOTO: ARXIU FCB

The Clásico, the match that’s circled in red on the calendars of many football fans around the world, is right around the corner. To the delight of FC Barcelona and Real Madrid fans alike, world-class football is guaranteed on Saturday when both teams face off at the Santiago Bernabéu. It isn't a question of whether the game will be worth watching or not, rather, it’s  a question of whether you’re getting the most out of one of the biggest games of the season. Here are a few ways for you to keep abreast with the upcoming Clásico:

FCB Watch:

Football isn’t meant to be enjoyed alone, much less a game like the Clásico. That’s why FC Barcelona released FCB Watch. It’s a free mobile application that allows users to find places that show Barça games. The application is available for both Apple and Android products. Now you don’t have an excuse, so grab some mates and head out to watch the match with other Barça supporters.

FCB Fantasy Manager 2012:

This is your chance to be Guardiola and name your line-up ahead of the big match. However, this application is much more than naming your starting XI. You have the power to sign and sell players, hold training sessions, press conferences, upgrade your team’s training facilities, and play against your friends online. The application is free and can be downloaded here and it’s also playable on Facebook. What team would you field against Real Madrid?


If you haven’t already, join over 23 million other FC Barcelona fans on Facebook for the most up-to-date news about the Clásico. Besides offering the latest videos, pictures, and information about the Club, the FC Barcelona Facebook page is the place to get exclusive offers on Barça gear.


If you can’t watch the game on Saturday don’t worry, FC Barcelona will be live casting the match through its Twitter accounts. Keep up with Barça throughout the match and find out how the team is doing at the Bernabéu with live updates in English, Catalan or Spanish.

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