Tuesday, 17 November 2015

Will it be Leo's Clasico?

Lionel Messi is set to return for this Saturday's El Clasico at the Santiago Bernabeu, hoping to stretch the lead over their rivals to six points.

Both teams have lost 1 in their last 6 matches. However, clean sheets have become hard to register with Barcelona and Real Madrid having 2 in their previous 6 games.

As one third of the magical trio took some time out, his assistants have taken over... Neymar and Luis Suarez have scored 20 goals between them carrying Barcelona to the top of La Liga. 

Real's golden boy Cristiano Ronaldo has started where he left off last season scoring 8 goals in 11 La Liga appearances.  

With Karim Benzema not available for the Clasico it looks as though Ronaldo will continue to act as the front man hoping to close the gap on their rivals. 

The competition in midfield: 

It can be argued that Real Madrid's and Barcelona's midfielders are the best in world football. The German and Croatian pair of Toni Kroos and Luka Modric have showed their class with passing accuracies of 92.6% and 92.1% in the La Liga this season. Facing them come the trio of Andres Iniesta, Sergio Busquets and Ivan Rakatic. Known for their domination of possession, it will be interesting to see who gets the better of who. A key battle on the pitch for sure.

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