Tonight sees the biggest game in club football as Barcelona host arch rivals Real Madrid in the Spanish La Liga clash in the El Classico derby.
Barcelona and Real Madrid currently are join top of the tablewith 35 points each with Barca winning 11 games while Madrid have won 10. The Catalunya side are on top because a superior goal difference that they have over the Los Blancos.
At the start of the season both sides were struggling to stitch together consecutive wins and it looked like everything was falling to pieces.
Barcelona have really improved as the season has gone by and the most important element being that their trio attackers of Messi, Griezman and Suarez are now ticking as a unit.
Barcelona will host Real Madrid in a very heated El Classico
Real Madrid who at the start of the season looked like they were heading in for another rocky campaign have also since found their footing with the re-emergence of Karim Benzema, Toni Kroos and the development of Rodrygo.
Zidane has played Barcelona 5 times, won 3 times, drawn once and lost once at the Santiago Bernabeu as Real Madrid manager.
Messi who has been firing in all cylinders has been blunt against the side from the capital Real Madrid in 3 games and will be more determined to score today given the kind of form he has been having.
Barcelona will be left to rely on their attacking trio and with Arthur out with an infection Sergio Busquest might have to do the dirty work in the midfield with Vidal to be able to stop the rampaging midfield of Real Madrid.
The rivalry between Messi and Sergio Ramos is definitely set to rein yet again today when the two sides do face off in the El Classico tonight.
Focus could also be set to teenage sensations Ansu Fati from Barcelona and Brazilian wonder kid Rodrygo who has found a way to make a lethal partnership with in form Karim Benzema.
The winner in tonight’s game will go top of the table as the two giants go head to head in the battle for supremacy in Spain.
The game which was meant to be played earlier was rescheduled after demonstrators threatened to disrupt the game due to on going demands for independence by the Catalans.
There have been scares of the same things happening but La Liga seems interested in ensuring that the game continues on.
The question is who will be coming out on top today between the two sides after they square off with both teams picking up 4 wins and a draw in the last 5 games they have both played.
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