The Clásico in Week 33 of La Liga could turn out to be crucial. | MIGUEL RUIZ-FCB

The next El Clásico now has an official kick-off time. The meeting between Real Madrid and FC Barcelona will take place on Sunday, 23 April at 8.45pm CET, coinciding with Sant Jordi’s day, the patron saint of Catalonia. The clash comes in Week 33 of La Liga and will take place in the Santiago Bernabéu in Madrid.

The derby comes just four days after the second leg of the blaugranes’ Champions League quarter-final tie against Juventus.

The game could be turn out to be crucial in deciding the destination of the league title with Barça currently just two points behind Real Madrid in the La Liga table and with Zinedine Zidane’s side having played a game less.

Tension and excitement is guaranteed as some of the best players on the planet come face to face on the pitch in a fixture that will be followed around the globe.

The teams have already met this season in the league in a 1-1 draw back in Week 14 of La Liga at Camp Nou. Luis Suárez put the blaugranes ahead after 53 minutes only for Sergio Ramos to head home right at the death to earn a point for the visitors.

The last time Luis Enrique’s team visited the Bernabéu his team produced one of the most memorable performances of recent years. Barça ran out 4-0 winners thanks to two goals from Luis Suárez and one each from Neymar and Andrés Iniesta in one of FC Barcelona’s biggest ever wins on Madrid soil.

Barça v Real Sociedad, Saturday 15 April at 8.45pm CET

This Monday it has also been announced that the duel between FC Barcelona and Real Sociedad at Camp No will be played on Saturday 15 April at 8.45pm CET. The league game comes right in between the two legged Champions League quarter-final tie against Juventus. 

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