El Clasico takes centre stage


Spanish Giants Barcelona and Real Madrid are in action tonight as the El Clásico takes stage at Camp Nou at 21:00, almost two months after the original fixture was postponed for security reasons at the time.

Both teams are on 35 points after 16 matches with Barca having a superior goal difference of 23 to 21 in the 2019/20 La Liga campaign.

Tensions always seem to run high when these two teams meet which will make for another entertainment installment of arguably the best soccer rivalry in the world.

Barcelona are coming from a 2-2 draw at Real Sociedad on Saturday, but are fortunate because they have a full day more of rest than Madrid did.

Los Blancos earned a 1-1 draw at Valencia with a last-second goal on Sunday from Karim Benzema.

Zinedine Zidane’s side has been in fine form in La Liga, with 4 wins and 1 draw in their last five matches. These results include a 4-0 thumping of Eibar, a convincing 3-1 win over Real Sociedad, wins against Alaves and Espanyol and have been in peak attacking form, scoring an impressive 12 goals.

While a draw with Sociedad may have been frustrating for the Blaugranes’ faithful, Barca have nevertheless been in fine form as of late with their last five La Liga games ending in 4 wins and 1 draw, which included a hard-fought 1-0 away win at Atletico Madrid.

Barcelona possible XI: Ter Stegen, Sergi Roberto, Pique, Lenglet, Jordi Alba, Busquets, Rakitic, De Jong, Messi, Griezmann, Suarez.

Real Madrid possible XI: Courtois, Carvajal, Varane, Ramos, Mendy, Casemiro, Kroos, Valverde, Rodrygo, Bale, Benzema.

By Ofhani Munyai

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