“Barca have made life easier for them though by dropping seven points at home”.
Elsewhere Karim Benzema will share an attacking role with Cristiano Ronaldo, who will once again to head to head with Leo Messi: a duel between the two best players in the World, which is fitting for the biggest game in the world.
The visitors’ dependence has been accentuated by Gareth Bale’s injury, but the Welshman’s absence should not deter potential backers of the visitors. He failed to find the net only in four of those 12 games.
Whether you call it football, fútbol, or soccer, Saturday’s match will be a chance to join millions of others in watching some of the world’s greatest players.
Real Madrid travel to the Camp Nou to face Barcelona on Saturday in arguably the most important El Clasico in recent memory.
“There will be a lot of pressure, everyone is braced for that. We’re only in Week 14”, the Barcelona boss said in his press conference ahead of the game.
As the magic of the trio has faded this season, with Barca registering their worst points total at the same stage of the season since 2004, there has been a clamour in the Catalan media for a change in the team’s style of play in order to exert greater control in midfield.
The match is likely to feature the top three leading scorers in La Liga. To no one’s surprise, Ronaldo leads La Liga in goals scored this season with 10.
As the latest edition of El Clasico rolls around, Barcelona are coming off some indifferent domestic results.
The Argentine’s last goal in this fixture came in March 2014 when he hit a hat trick in a 4-3 win at the Bernabeu.
Earlier on Barca’s Turkey worldwide Arda Turan had said some similar words to the club website, “Barca are the best team around and when we play as we know how we are unstoppable”.
Real Madrid named their 19 member squad for this clash without Bale and Kross. “In games like these, the standings have very little bearing on what happens out on the field”. Visitors Real Madrid have won ten out of 13 matches thus far in this season of La Liga and are unbeaten.
“I’m not focusing on how they played in their last game, it will be a completely different performance”.
Contrary to Barcelona, Madrid has been thriving recently, winning five games in a row and enjoying a 32-game unbeaten streak.
With so many memorable matchups between Barcelona and Real Madrid taking place over the years, it can be hard to choose a favorite one.
Neymar has been involved in five goals in his six Clasicos – three goals and two assists.