Clear your schedule for Saturday night, make pizza, or grab a big bag of pipes. At 9:00 p.m. the Spanish Football Classic will start at the Alfredo di Stéfano Stadium in Valdebebas. Real Madrid and Barcelona will meet behind closed doors, in a match belonging to the 30th round of LaLiga Santander.
The meeting can be key to the outcome of the League. Atlético, which has been leading the competition all season, is showing signs of weakness in the last few days. It has squandered the enormous advantage it had and, in addition, it has lost its offensive leader, Luis Suárez for several weeks. Barça is just one point behind Atleti and Madrid is 3. A victory in the Clásico could make the winner the top favorite to win the league.
Madrid arrives at the meeting with morale through the roof, after the brilliant triumph achieved in the first leg of the Champions League quarter-finals against Liverpool (3-1). Kroos, Modric, Casemiro and Benzemá are pulling the white car and can be decisive in the clash against Barcelona. The weak point of the meringues will be the center of the defense, since the losses of Sergio Ramos and Varane greatly reduce the capacity of the white rearguard. Zidane will have to trust Nacho and Militao again, who performed well against Liverpool and did not have it easy against Salah, Mané and company.
Barça, for its part, comes to the meeting wanting to confirm its great line of results in the League. Since Koeman’s system change (3 centers), the Blaugrana team has considerably improved their defensive performance and Messi is playing with a smile on his mouth. Against Valladolid (their last league commitment), the Catalans had many problems, but against Madrid, the motivation will be different.
A high voltage shock awaits us, like all the Classics.
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