Real Madrid and Barcelona lock horns this Sunday in what is the biggest game in world football. Los Blancos and the Blaugranas are at the joint top of La Liga. Real Madrid are looking stronger than ever with Benzema also returning from injury. They come into this El Clasico battle as the favorites. It is fair to say that they had an easy UCL group as compared to other teams. But, they are firing in La Liga with Vinicius, Rodrygo, and Valverde leading from the front. Barcelona are the only team who have scored more than Los Blancos. The El Clasico on 16th October is going to be a huge game that may give a hint about who will get the title.
As for Barcelona, things are a bit messy. The Catalans sit third in their UCL group behind Inter and Bayern. They have lost both of their games against Inter and Bayern which has go their UCL hopes hanging by a thread. Injuries have not done them a big favor. Ronald Araujo and Jules Kounde are out with injuries in the international break. Christensen was injured in Barcelona’s 1-0 loss to Milan last week. The team under Xavi is not looking in the best of their form which will make title challenging very difficult for them. This El Clasico will be much more difficult than any game Barcelona has played this season.
El Clasico is always the one game that the world awaits. Barcelona and Real Madrid are on 96 and 99 wins respectively between each other. Real Madrid have won the last 6 of the 7 competitive El Clasicos. The game will be massive as both teams will do anything for the 3 points. Real Madrid are having a great run of form as they have been unbeaten the whole season. Barcelona, however, cannot be counted out despite their disappointing results in Champions League. They come into this match with a broken squad but world-class players. Many players on the team are still out due to injuries.
Dudek makes Messi and Barcelona claim
Barcelona under Pep Guardiola was the greatest side the world ever saw. The team played magical football and was just a joy to watch. There were a point when teams would beg them to stop humiliating them further. Jerzy Dudek has come out and given some huge statements about Messi and Pep’s team. Lionel Messi is the top scorer of El Clasico in history with 26 goals.
“Messi was very provocative, as were Barcelona and their manager Pep Guardiola. They were always ready to annoy you and many times they managed it perfectly. I’ve seen and listened to Messi saying very rude things to Pepe and Ramos that you can’t even think about. Imagine what can come out of the mouth of a person who seems so calm and friendly.“
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