The second leg of the greatest football match is here again, El Grand Clasico when Real Madrid will be welcoming Barcelona to the Estadio Alfredo di Stefano, as both teams aim to go top of the La Liga.
In 181 La Liga meetings between these two teams, Real Madrid have won 74 games, while Barcelona have won 72 matches, with the other 35 games ending in a draw. In Zinedine Zidane’s era of the Clasico, the away team have had better results.
Real Madrid will be without three of their first-choice back four. Captain Sergio Ramos and Daniel Carvajal due to injury, while Raphael Varane will miss out due to a positive COVID-19. Barcelona, on the other hand, will be without Neto, Philippe Coutinho, and Ansu Fati due to injury.
A win for either side could give them an advantage in the race for the La Liga title. Real Madrid have better head-to-head over Atletico Madrid, and if they avoid defeat, they will beat the Catalan giants in terms of head-to-head, and it is what matters when two teams are tied in Spain. Barcelona, on the other hand, could go top of the log if they beat their Clasico rivals.
Since the departure of Cristiano Ronaldo, the El Grand Clasico has not been the same, and many football fans have lost interest, but with the form of both teams, and the La Liga title at stake, this is the most anticipated clash between Real Madrid and Barcelona in recent times.
El Clasico is always a classic encounter with end-to-end football, and both teams will be coming into this game knowing, they could go top of the table with a win. Any team that picks all three points will have a huge advantage in La Liga. This looks like a game where both teams will score.