Real Madrid Y Barcelona face on Saturday in a classic that can mark his aspirations to the title with nine days left for him Spanish championship final with the two teams in full play and results streak.
The azulgrana team, second classified one point behind the league leader, the Atletico Madrid, could unseat the rojiblancos in the event of a victory at the Alfredo Di Stéfano stadium, provided that the colchoneros punctured the next day with Betis.
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Barça comes to the match encouraged by their latest results after nine official matches without knowing defeat, in which he has scored 23 goals. Added to this streak is the prospect of an eventual title within a week when they face Athletic Bilbao in the final of the Copa del Rey, to which he could reach as a league leader.
The League-Cup double could best close a year of transition for Barcelona, which must first overcome the challenge of Real Madrid.
The azulgrana team will look again in Madrid towards their captain Leo messi, top scorer of the championship with 23 goals, far from the 18 of the merengue top scorer, Karim Benzema. The Argentine star can mark a new milestone in his career this Saturday, reaching the record of 45 official classics held by Real Madrid captain Sergio Ramos, absent on Saturday due to a left calf injury.
Real Madrid 0-1 Barcelona, date 24 Spanish League.
Messi will go back to be the great reference of the Barcelona, which they could recover for the game against central defender Gerard Piqué, after training with the team this week after overcoming a knee sprain he suffered at the beginning of March.
The Barça team will need their best face to beat Real Madrid, which comes to the lively match after beating Liverpool 3-1 on Tuesday in the first leg of the Champions League quarter-finals.
If Barça dreams of the League-Cup double, the meringues do it with winning the Spanish championship and achieve their 14th European Cup, but for the first thing they must start by beating the Catalans on Saturday, which would allow them to equalize points with Atlético, in the event of Atletico defeat on Sunday.
“We have in our head in LaLiga and the Champions League. There is little left and the important games are coming now“Benzema said in an interview with the LaLiga media, predicting that” it is going to be a difficult game “against Barça.
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The French striker is driving Real Madrid with his goals, which has been promoted in the last games of the winger Marco Asensio, scorer in the last four meetings of the meringues.
In front of the Catalans, Zinedine Zidane could once again count on the young Vinicius, who distinguished himself with a double against Liverpool on Thursday and who already has under his belt being the youngest scorer in the classic, after scoring on March 1, 2020 (at 19 years and 233 days), ahead of Lionel Messi (19 years and 259 days).
The meringues, like their rival on Saturday, have set the course in the last third of the championship, after an irregular start to the campaign.
LaLiga Date # 30
Real Madrid vs. Barcelona
1:30 p. m.