On Sunday, Real Madrid will face Barcelona in the much-anticipated El Clasico derby in La Liga. Both teams are aiming for the league crown, and a loss for either club may put them out of competition. On the other hand, if Real Madrid could surpass Barcelona in this match, they will be equal on points with the league leaders Atletico Madrid.
Real Madrid Vs. Barcelona-The Match Preview
Former Barcelona icon Lionel Messi, who joined French rivals Paris Saint-Germain last summer, will not play in the next El Clasico. Real Madrid will be losing a great in Sergio Ramos, who has joined forces with one-time nemesis Messi in Paris.
The Messi vs. Ramos rivalry has been a staple of El Clasicos for the past 17 years. Real Madrid enters the game second in the La Liga points standings with 17 points from 8 games, 3 points below table leaders Real Sociedad but with a healthy lead.
Karim Benzema and Vinicius Jr have both scored this season, and Real Madrid mentor Carlo Ancelotti will rely on them to do so again on Sunday. Barcelona, however, has battled for consistency under coach Ronald Koeman and is currently ranked sixth in the table with 15 points.
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The Catalans, on the other hand, will hope that Sergio Aguero will assist them to turn their game around. The Argentine striker made his long-awaited club debut last weekend after being sidelined with an injury after joining Barcelona. The ex-Manchester City star will aim to combine with Ansu Fati, and Memphis Depay to strengthen Barcelona’s frontline.
The last time Real Madrid, and Barcelona played against each other was in La Liga in 2020-21, with Real Madrid winning the game by 2-1. Both these clubs have met 245 times in the past, while Los Blancos won 98 times to Barcelona’s 96. The remaining 52 games were all drawn. El Clasico has produced a total of 807 goals, with Real Madrid scoring 409 and Barcelona scoring 398.
Probable XI Players Of Both Teams
- Thibaut Courtois.
- Lucas Vazquez.
- Nacho Fernandez.
- Eder Militao.
- Ferland Mendy.
- David Alaba.
- Luka Modric.
- Toni Kroos.
- Karim Benzema.
- Vinicius Jr.
- Marc-Andre Ter Stegen.
- Eric Garcia.
- Frenkie De Jong.
- Ansu Fati.
- Jordi Alba.
- Sergio Busquets.
- Sergino Dest.
- Sergio Aguero.
- Gerard Pique.
- Memphis Depay.
Due to their current form, we think both teams will be overflowing with confidence on the field on Sunday. The two clubs will be pumped for the derby, knowing they cannot afford to give up. It’s difficult to predict a clear winner from this match between Real Madrid and Barcelona, so we hope the best team wins.