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LaLiga Brings El Clasico To Nelson Mandela Square

Experience arrguably the world's biggest derby, El Clasico, like never before. LaLiga, the Spanish Football League, is bringing Real Madrid versus Barcelona to Nelson Mandela Square for free, and there will be a chance to meet international and local celebrities. Are you excited?

This spectacle will by the city's largest live viewing of El Clasico, taking place in Sandton, Johannesburg, on Saturday, 3 December 2016.

Viewers can rub shoulders with visiting LaLiga ambassador and former French International and Real Madrid midfielder Christian Karembeu while watching the match.

Karembeu was part of the French national team during their successful spell between 1998 and 2000, winning both the 1998 World Cup and the 2000 UEFA European championship.

"It's an honour for me to represent LaLiga in Africa, and help and collaborate in the expansion that it has been undergoing for many years and which brings it closer to all our fans the world over. LaLiga feel all the fans in this country so we are happy to share El Clasico with them. We are working to increase LaLiga's profile and they are all part of that," Karembeu said.

The viewing is open to people of all ages and at no cost. The day will be packed with several activities, including autograph and photo sessions with Karembeu and a live performance by popular SA singer Cassper Nyovest.

Fans will also have the opportunity to walk away with LaLiga memorabilia.

The festivities will commence at 2.00pm, with the main attraction, the game between Real Madrid and Barcelona, kicking off at 5.15pm. The match will be followed by the live performance from Nyovest.

Real Madrid currently sit four points ahead of their Catalan rivals. The log leaders will pay a visit to 18th place Sporting Gijon prior to the derby, while Barcelona will face a tricky match against Real Sociedad, who sit in fifth place, just four points behind Barca.

Are you planning on going to the event? 

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