Social media network Twitter has hooked up with LaLiga to generate a series of emoji icons for account holders to use as they build-up ahead of Sunday's El Clasico at the Santiago Bernabeu (kick-off 20:45 CEST).
Three players from both clubs have been selected for emoji treatment with Real Madrid's Cristiano Ronaldo, Karim Benzema and defender Sergio Ramos getting the mini-icon customisation whilst Leo Messi, Luis Suarez and Pique are the Barça players selected to adorn tweets around the world ahead of the game.
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Fans of both teams can use the #HalaMadrid or #ForcaBarca hashtags to express their allegiance as millions are expected to tune into Sunday's game.
For emoji fetishists everywhere, here are the nine El Clasico emojis:
#ElClasico #HalaMadrid #ForcaBarca #Messi #Suarez #Pique #Cristiano #Benzema #Ramos
We can't get away from the feeling that the Karim Benzema emoji is akin to an Irish folk singer.