An estimated 700 million fans in more than 200 countries will be tuning in to watch the first El Clasico of the La Liga season when Real Madrid host Barcelona on Sunday

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The matchup is back to being a potential title decider now that Barcelona have seemingly overcome their on- and off-field struggles of recent year

The Blaugrana enter the match in first place, even on points with Real Madrid but ahead on goal difference

Both teams have identical unbeaten records, winning seven of their eight matches thus far with the other ending in a draw

Barcelona's early-season run has been more impressive for the number of goals scored (20) and for having conceded a solitary strike

The match between Real Madrid and Barcelona from the Bernabeu can be seen in the United States on ESPN Deportes

This El Clasico will also feature a compelling subplot: two of the world's greatest strikers going head-to-head

Benzema is expected to be crowned the best player in the world at Monday's Ballon d'Or ceremony in Paris