Barcelona will face Real Madrid on Saturday evening. The coaches of the teams met with the media and talked about the positive approach. Who will win the upcoming El Clasico?
Lionel Messi all alone
As you may know, Real Madrid let Ronaldo and Bale leave. The duo that was always named before the El Clasico is no longer available for Los Blancos. At the same time, Barcelona lost Luis Suarez. The forward joined Atletico Madrid in summer and he is scoring goals for Diego Simeone. Lionel Messi is left alone as only his name shines in the list of attacking players of El Clasico. Keep in mind that Leo Messi can’t score a goal in El Clasico since 2018. In the march of 2018, Messi scored the goal and since then he can’t convert shots. Another fact – Leo started the season in a tough way. He scored two goals already but both from the penalty spot.
The clash between Pique and Sergio Ramos
Pique got a red card against Ferencvaros. He will be out for the game against Juventus. In La Liga, he can play against Real Madrid. Pique is in a good form and unfortunately his partner, Umtiti, won’t be available for Clasico. Pique is ready for the match and he wants Barca to win with handicap. Along with Pique, Sergio Ramos is expected to start the match from the first minute. Zidane mentioned that Sergio Ramos is a very important player for the team. He felt the pain in the knee last week. Zidane substituted him against Cadiz. Sergio has not played against Shaktar and Los Blancos lost that match too.
Who will win the match?
It’s hard to predict the winner. Real Madrid is third in La Liga while Barca is 10th. Los Blancos has 10 points and Barca has only 7. Keep in mind that Barca has played one less match, so they have a chance to keep up with Real Madrid. Another statistics – Barca can’t win against Real Madrid at home when Zidane is the coach. Barca could win the last match in 2018 when Lopetegui was coaching Los Blancos. Zidane has been the head coach of Real Madrid since 2015 and he is undefeated in five matches at Nou Camp.