For the first time in 11 years, El Clasico between Barcelona and Real Madrid will not be colored by individual rivalry between the two best players in the world, Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo. Will this duel be able to present the same tension and hype as the previous duels? What is clear, one of the biggest attractions of El Clasico so far is the meeting between two of the world’s best players who have dominated football for the past 10 years, Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo.
Cristiano Ronaldo has left Real Madrid in the transfer market last summer after agreeing to move to Italian Serie A giants Juventus. Whereas, Lionel Messi is actually Barcelona’s mainstay, but the Argentine superstar found a hand injury in a match against Sevilla last weekend which required him to miss three weeks, missed a number of matches including El Clasico the first volume of the season.
Ignoring the fact the absence of these two players, both Barcelona and Real Madrid are actually not consistent at the beginning of this season, especially in the League. But Barcelona are a little better and they are now at the top of the La Liga standings with a score of 18 points from 9 matches that have taken place. Meanwhile, Real Madrid found a series of defeats, and are now thrown far 7th in the standings.
The match will take place at the Estadio Camp Nou which may make Barcelona more favored to win and maintain the top position. Of course, Sergio Ramos CS also targets the same results for a better position in the standings.
Head to head Matches – Barcelona vs Real Madrid:
07.05.18 Barcelona 2-2 Real Madrid
23.12.17 Real Madrid 0-3 Barcelona
17.08.17 Real Madrid 2-0 Barcelona
14.08.17 Barcelona 1 – 3 Real Madrid
30.07.17 Real Madrid 2-3 Barcelona
Barcelona’s Last 5 Matches:
21.10.18 Barcelona 4 – 2 Sevilla
08.10.18 Valencia 1 – 1 Barcelona
04.10.18 Tottenham 2-4 Barcelona
29.09.18 Barcelona 1 – 1 Ath Bilbao
27.09.18 Leganes 2 – 1 Barcelona
Real Madrid’s Last 5 Matches:
20.10.18 Real Madrid 1-2 Levante
06.10.18 Alaves 1 – 0 Real Madrid
03.10.18 CSKA Moscow 1 – 0 Real Madrid
30.09.18 Real Madrid 0 – 0 Atl. Madrid
27.09.18 Sevilla 3-0 Real Madrid
Barcelona: Marc-Andre ter Stegen, Gerard Pique, Jordi Alba, Samuel Umtiti, Nelson Semedo, Sergio Busquet, Ivan Rakitic, Malcom, Philipe Coutinho, Ousmane Dembele, Luis Suarez
Real Madrid: Keylor Navas, Daniel Carvajal, Marcelo, Sergio Ramos, Raphael Varane, Toni Kroos, Casemiro, Luka Modric, Isco, Gareth Bale, Karim Benzema