The world of soccer turns its focus to the Spanish top-flight at the moment to catch the conflict between two of La Liga’s giants, with the hope of targets, leisure, and loads of motion. It is El Clasico Sunday!
This season, Actual Madrid and Barcelona have met twice in all competitions. The Merengues gained each matches, 2-1 in La Liga and 3-2 within the Supercopa de Espana, respectively.
Right here is our match preview forward of at the moment’s showdown.
The place the groups stand:
Ancelotti’s workforce are concentrating on a league and Champions League double this season, and the membership will face Chelsea within the European Cup quarter-finals, with the primary recreation scheduled for April 6 at Stamford Bridge and the return match scheduled for April 12 on the Bernabeu.
Actual Madrid have gained their earlier 4 La Liga matches, together with a 3-0 win towards Mallorca on Monday night time, with Vinicius Junior and Karim Benzema scoring on the Go to Mallorca Estadi.
Together with a 10-point lead over Sevilla, Los Blancos are 15 factors forward of Barcelona and Atletico Madrid, however Barcelona have a recreation in hand and can undoubtedly really feel they will overtake Sevilla, whereas Atletico can even be eyeing the slot instantly under their capital rivals.
Barcelona haven’t overwhelmed Actual Madrid in La Liga since March 2019 – they’ve misplaced 4 of their earlier 5 encounters in Spain’s prime division – however it’s honest to argue they’re a distinct workforce from the one which misplaced the reverse fixture at Camp Nou in October.
The Catalans have additionally gained their previous 4 league matches, together with a 4-0 victory over Osasuna final weekend, and are undefeated in Spain’s prime division because the begin of December, with Xavi main the squad forward since his November return as head coach.
There isn’t any denying that Blaugrana have endured a tough season, however amassing the Europa League trophy and securing second place in La Liga could be thought of a triumph heading into what’s prone to be a busy summer season switch interval.
- With their Spanish Tremendous Cup semifinal victory in January 2022, Actual Madrid grew to become the primary workforce in El Clasico historical past to succeed in 100 wins throughout all competitions.
- Actual Madrid have gained their final 5 video games towards Barcelona in all competitions.
- Barcelona haven’t misplaced any of their earlier ten away La Liga video games (W5 D5), with 9 of these coming beneath Xavi Hernandez.
- No facet in Europe’s large 5 leagues have suffered fewer defeats than Actual Madrid because the begin of final season (6, degree with Inter Milan).
- Since Xavi’s arrival, Barcelona have taken 34 factors from 15 video games in La Liga (W10 D4 L1), a file solely bettered by Actual Madrid throughout this era (39 factors).
Actual Madrid- (4-3-3): Courtois; Carvajal, Militao, Alaba, Mendy; Modric, Casemiro, Kroos; Rodrygo, Asensio, Vinicius
Barcelona- (4-3-3): ter Stegen; Alves, Pique, Araujo, Alba; de Jong, Busquets, Pedri; Dembele, Aubameyang, Torres
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