Barcelona are top, if not entirely convincingly, while Real Madrid head into El Clasico below Deportivo Alaves and Valladolid.
It is almost 11 years since the last El Clasico without either Lionel Messi or Cristiano Ronaldo - where ar the players who did feature now?
Cristiano Ronaldo may have moved on, but Barcelona goalkeeper Marc-Andre ter Stegen knows Real Madrid still have plenty of quality.
Julen Lopetegui's stint as Real Madrid coach could soon be over. We assess how he has handled the club's big issues ahead of El Clasico.
Former Real Madrid midfielder Michael Essien says the arrival of Arthur means Barcelona have coped without Andres Iniesta.
Real Madrid lack star quality without Cristiano Ronaldo, according to Ludovic Giuly, who has identified a couple of possible replacements.
UEFA has confirmed the payments made to clubs participating in the 2017-18 Champions League, with Real Madrid given over €88million.
Real Madrid have not been in touch with Antonio Conte, says the Italian's brother and agent, despite scrutiny surrounding Julen Lopetegui.
Real Madrid travel to Barcelona with coach Julen Lopetegui under heavy pressure, but Ernesto Valverde expects a difficult LaLiga encounter.
Sunday sees Barcelona take on Real Madrid in the first Clasico of the season, with Rafinha claiming the team's confidence levels are high.