It would be the first match between Barça and Madrid without two of their best players: Andrés Iniesta and Cristiano Ronaldo
The first Clasico of the 2018-2019 season of La Liga will be Barça-Real Madrid disputed on October 28 at the Camp Nou and will correspond to the tenth day. It will be the first Clasico nine years later without Cristiano Ronaldo and neither Andrés Iniesta. The return match at the Santiago Bernabéu stadium will be held on March 3, corresponding to the day number 26, as established by the first asymmetric calendar draw, in which the days of the first round will not be played in the same order as those of the second. The game has come forward with regard to last season to prevent this duel from crossing with some important Champions League eliminatory.
The match will come with Barça and Madrid fighting for the leadership despite their last draws and losses. Also, it would be after another Champions League match, when Barça will faced Inter Milan and Madrid is playing against Viktoria Plzen.