EL CLASSICO: BARCA Vs REAL MADRID.
The World stops today for the El Classico, as Spanish La Liga Leaders, Real Madrid battle Rivals Barcelona at Camp Nou. Get Live Reports here.
Match Kick-Off: 15:15 GMT (4:15pm Nigeria Time)
Barca Captain, Andres Iniesta Returns After Six Weeks
Barcelona captain Andres Iniesta could make his first appearance in six weeks in Saturday’s game against Real Madrid after recovering from a knee injury. The 32-year-old midfielder has missed the last seven games in league and cup, only three of which Barca have won, after damaging ligaments.
Reacting to Iniesta’s Comeback, Barca Boss, Luis Enrique said:
“Getting an injured player back is always good – more so if it’s Iniesta.”
NB: Real Madrid is Ahead of Barcelona By Six (6) Points.
See table Below:
Real Madrid Arrives Nou Camp
Not only are Real well clear at the top of the table, Zinedine Zidane’s side arrive at the Nou Camp in excellent form.
They have won their last five league and cup games and are undefeated in 21 games this season.
However, Real striker Karim Benzema said his team’s lead at the top means nothing in terms of facing Barcelona.
“There will be a lot of pressure, everyone is braced for that,” said the 28-year-old.
“For that reason, going into the game there as league leaders does not make a difference.
“It is the game to watch, it is as if when Real Madrid play Barcelona the footballing world stops and everyone talks about this game.”
Zidane added: “This Barcelona side can cause us harm, I’m convinced about that. Every game is a new story, we know how we can beat them, but they don’t have any weak points.
“It’s a face off between two great teams.”