BARCELONA VS REAL MADRID: MATCH PREVIEW:
It’s time for the fiercest rivalry in the world, its Barcelona vs Real Madrid, the first El Classico of LA Liga this season on Sunday at Camp Nou.
Barcelona had start of the season which they never had even under Pep Guardiola, 6 wins out of 6 so far this season for the Catalans and they are at top of the table, 2 points ahead of second placed Atletico Madrid, but despite having 100% record so far this season, the Catalans are yet to find the form which saw them crushing almost every team last season, as they have scored 17 goals in 6 matches and have conceded 5 with only 2 clean sheets.
Barcelona’s skipper Carles Puyol sustained a horrible injury in last week’s clash against Sevilla and he will be a long term absentee for the Catalans, Gerard Pique and Javier Mascherano are likely to start as centre backs, with Daniel Alves and Jordi Alba on full back positions. Iniesta came back from injury in Barca’s midweek clash against Benfica, but it is still not confirmed that will Tito Vilanova give him start or will he keep the in-form Cesc Fabregas in starting XI against Real Madrid, no further injury concerns for Tito Vilanova, as he has full strength in the attack to choose from for the Classico.
Madrid had the worst start of the season with 1 draw against Valencia at the Bernabeu and 2 defeats against Getafe and Sevilla, both away from home, in their opening 4 fixtures, but they have won their last 2 fixtures. Madrid’s away form has been poor this season so far, as they have managed to pick only 3 points from possible 9. Madrid have scored only 3 goals in three away matches and have conceded 3. Good news for Madrid fans is that Cristiano Ronaldo and Kaka, both have regained their best form, Ronaldo have scored 2 hatricks in last 2 matches and Kaka have scored 2 and made 4 goals in last 2 matches.
Mesut Ozil is still out of favor as Jose Mourinho is likely to start Luka Modric or Kaka as the playmaker, no fresh injury concern for Real Madrid and Jose Mourinho have full squad to pick from.
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