Barcelona vs Real Madrid
Barcelona vs Real Madrid | Real Madrid go into the principal Clasico of the season against Barcelona at the Santiago Bernabeu on Saturday under serious strain to win.
On the off chance that they lose, their title offer for the 2017-18 crusade will be everything except over. A conflicting begin to the season, matched with an unbeaten keep running for Barca, sees Los Blancos 11 focuses behind the group driving Blaugrana.
Genuine have a diversion close by in the wake of missing a weekend ago’s La Liga installations to win the FIFA Club World Cup.Barcelona vs Real Madrid
Be that as it may, should Barcelona win on Saturday and extend their lead over Los Blancos to 14 focuses, it will be hard to see a route once again into the race for Zinedine Zidane’s champions.
What is it?
The first Clasico of the season in La Liga, as Real Madrid host Barcelona.
When is it?
Saturday 23 December.
What time is kick-off?
It’s the early game in Spain – it’s a 1pm kick-off there, which is midday in the UK.
What TV channel is it on?
Sky Sports Football will have live coverage, but if you can’t watch it on telly, JJ Bull will have live updates on this page.Barcelona vs Real Madrid
What is the team news?
Real Madrid have an almost fully fit squad to choose from, with Raphael Varane fit and available again.
Casemiro and Sergio Ramos return from suspension, while Gareth Bale is vying for a start. Only Enzo Zidane misses out.
Real beat Barcelona home and away in the Spanish Super Cup ahead of the start of the 2017-18 La Liga season.
However, despite triumphing in the Spanish top flight last term, the Madrid giants failed to win either of the two clashes against their fiercest rivals, losing 3-2 at the Bernabeu and drawing 1-1 at the Camp Nou.Barcelona vs Real Madrid
Since losing in the Super Cup, Barcelona have gone unbeaten in all competitions and sit atop La Liga by six points from second-placed Atletico Madrid having won 13 games and drawn three this season.
Real, on the other hand, have won nine, drawn four and lost two. As a result, captain Sergio Ramos has highlighted the importance of Saturday’s clash, per Marca.
As ever when it comes to fixtures between Real and Barca, the two players who are likely to have the key influence on the game are Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo.
As noted by Fox Soccer, Messi has had more success in La Liga than his Real counterpart: