Saturday’s match between Real Madrid and Barcelona is the latest in the list of epic clashes between the two most supported clubs in Spain.
Over the years, El Clasico is one of the most highly anticipated fixtures in club football. The two clubs involved parades the very best players you can think of in world football. From Lionel Messi to Cristiano Ronaldo to Neymar to Gareth Bale, the list can go on and on.
Here’s a breakdown of what to expect:
The host, Barcelona, has been held to two draws in their last two La Liga fixtures. They will want to put these results behind them as they look forward to the El Clasico this weekend.
Real Madrid, however, has won their last six meetings and they are six points ahead in the La- Liga table.
Players to watch out for:
For Barcelona, Lionel Messi is still the man with the magic anytime. Barcelona will rely on his ability to hold on to the ball, dribble, run at defenders, and score the goals.
Neymar is also an important player for Barcelona. He can wreck any defense from the flanks while Suarez completes the (MSN) formation at Barcelona. He has scored many goals ever since he switched from Liverpool.
For Real Madrid, Cristiano Ronaldo will like to repay the club for extending his contract till 2021 on Sunday. He has scored over 50 goals for Madrid in the past six seasons including previous El- Clasico.
In the absence of Gareth Bale due to injury, Real Madrid will look up to Karim Benzema to step up his game on Saturday. Though he hasn’t been prolific, this season no one can doubt his ability in front of goal.
Ultimately, Saturday is another day to watch Ronaldo and Messi in action; they remain the biggest and the most talked about personalities in world football.