The Real Madrid vs Barcelona El Clasico is underway as part of tonight’s La Liga fixture that will see the best two European teams fighting each other off for the top spot on La Liga charts.
This is the second El Clasico of the season with Real holding the advantage over the visiting Barcelona. Barca need a win if they are to keep their title hopes alive. Zidane, however, maintains this game doesn’t hold as much significance as made out to be. We’ll see how he reacts at the end then.
Real Madrid have entered today’s match with a three point lead over Barcelona. That advantage could become even better and dampen Barcelona’s hopes of winning the title for third year in a row if Los Blancos are able to pick up a win. If momentum is taken into account, Real have it. But Barcelona have plenty to prove after Champions League exit which would spur them on. However, they would miss the services of Neymar due to a suspension.
Bale is playing alongside Blancos. Paco Alcacer has been taken in place for Neymar who was suspended. Despite all the hullabaloo, Barca named the squad without him.
Real Madrid: Keylor Navas, Dani Carvajal, Sergio Ramos, Nacho, Marcelo, Casemiro, Kroos, Modric, Gareth Bale, Cristiano Ronaldo y Benzema.
Barcelona: Ter Stegen, Sergi Roberto, Piqué, Umtiti, Jordi Alba, Rakitic, Busquets, Iniesta, Luis Suárez, Messi & Paco Alcácer.