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The rare site of rivals sitting side-by-side at the El Clasico of Legends football match Friday night was appeasing to Lebanon at a time when its politicians struggle to do the same.  Former stars of Barcelona and Real Madrid donned the colors of their former clubs in front of a crowd which saw some fans make the trip to Beirut from across the Arab world. Just over 20,000 fans packed into Camille Chamoun Sports City Stadium, which witnessed a game under its bright lights with heightened security, where they enjoyed a pregame show with English and traditional folk music and

There was an unforgettable Clásico on Sunday but there’s another to come on Friday at 8.00pm CET, thus time in Beirut, Lebanon, at the Camille Chamoun Sports City between the FC Barcelona and Real Madrid Legends. The game will be screened live on fcbarcelona.com (Barça Video) and on our Facebook channel (commentary in English). It’s quite a collection of former stars that will be on show: Jesus Angoy, Francisco Guzmán, Gianluca Zambrotta, Juan Carlos, Gica Popescu, Francesco Coco, Eric Abidal, Miguel Angel Nadal, José Edmílson, Andoni Goikoetxea, Gaizka Mendieta, Edgar Davids, Ludovic Giuly, Julio Salinas, Luis García, Simao Sabrosaand Ronaldinho. Real Madrid, meanwhile, will be fielding the likes of Roberto Carlos, Morientes, Karembeu, Savio, Fernando Sanz, Pavón and Amavisca.