LaLiga Braces for First ElClasico of COVID-19 era


El Clásico is one of the sporting events with the greatest television coverage and impact throughout the world. MEDIAPRO is in charge of the production and distribution of the international signal for a potential audience of 650 million viewers.  Saturday 25th October saw the first ever Clásico played with COVID and to guarantee safety in a sporting event of such magnitude, the MEDIAPRO Group together with LaLiga, has established a safety plan to guarantee that the 400 professionals working in Outside Broadcast Units, TV Compound and inside the stadium, can do their job safely and without risk.

Among the main prevention measures is the provision of preventive equipment available in the Outside Broadcast Units and an area reserved for the personal belongings of the professionals before entering the TV Compound and stadium, taking of temperatures of the people participating in the production, the use of protection equipment and conducting more than 150 rapid tests for professionals entering the stadium. Among the mandatory protective equipment are gloves, bibs, face shields and the more than 400 masks that have been distributed among the different professionals.


El Clasico: Real Madrid Beat Barcelona 3-1 at Camp Nou

What was termed as “The least Clasico of Clasicos” by a Spanish daily, defied the predictions, producing a pulsating contest that saw Real Madrid beating Barcelona 3-1 at Camp Nou on Saturday. Federico Valverde had given the visitors a dream start in the fifth minute by slotting home the opener before Barca wonderkid Ansu Fati rewrote history by becoming the youngest scorer in El Clasico history bringing the contest on level terms three minutes later. Also Read - No Ronaldo-Messi Showdown as Juventus Star Ruled Out of Blockbuster Champions League Clash

Real though were the better team with the first half ending 1-1 but after the break, it was Barcelona who looked more determined. Lionel Messi was showed his brilliance and there were moments when it seemed he would take the game away from Real singlehandedly. Also Read - FC Barcelona President Josep Maria Bartomeu Resigns, Entire Board Steps Down


However, it was Zinedine Zidane’s men who would have the final say with captain Sergio Ramos winning a penalty after being brought down by Clement Lenglet. He duly converted in the 63rd minute restoring the one-goal advantage. Also Read - Who is Ansu Fati - The Youngest Goal-Scorer in El Clasico History

Substitute Luka Modric then rounded off the contest with a strike of his own in the 90th minute.

Real manager Zidane said he’s proud of how his team performed. “We do our job, believing in what we do, being together when we have to be and that’s what we did. We did it as a team, I’m very proud of them,” he was quoted as saying by Goal.

“When it comes to defending we had a compact block. Then with a rival open like Barca, we’ve found gaps two or three times and in the end, it’s about trying to play a good game as a team and that’s what we did,” he added.