Two Spanish giants will once again come face to face in an encounter in El Classico on Sunday 23rd of March, 2014 to decide the fate for the La Liga title. Though there will be 9 games each for them to play after classico, this match could be decider for the title. Real Madrid will start this match with 4 points above Barcelona at Santiago Bernabeu.
Barcelona won last Classico 2-1 Oct. 26 over their fierce rival at their home in Camp Nou. They will once again face each other, this time with more fierce attack as the game too vital for the title hope.
Barcelona dominated the early half of the season by leading the table and even winning the classico. But in the second half of the season, Madrid side looks fierce and more compact being undefeated in last 30 matches 4 games shy of becoming the best Real Madrid side in history. The last loss recorded was against Barcelona on Oct.26. Real Madrid have 70 points with 28 games played conceding 26 goals and striking 77 goals in opponent’s net. On the other hand, Barcelona have 66 points with the same number of games played conceding 22 goals and putting 81 goals in opponent’s net 7 coming from last match against Osasuna.
This sensational Real Madrid form is best in 3 decades, thanks to BBC trio ( Bale, Benzema, Christiano) who shares 50 goals in La Liga among them, having Ballon D’Or winner Christiano Ronaldo their main striker to the goal having 25 goals in his name alone who is also the leading scorer above Diego Costa who have 22 goals. Barcelona starman, Messi has 18 goals in his name who scored hat-trick in last match against Osasuna and looks he’s right back to his best form. Alexis Sanchez is just behind Messi who was Barcelona’s top scorer until this week with 17 goals. Karim Benzema for Madrid has 15 goals in his name.Real Madrid have only conceded 2 goals in last 10 games in all competitions and will look to capitalize it when it matters the most against their biggest rival. Barcelona’s shaky defending will be the challenge for them to stop BBC from scoring them.
Cesc Febregas is the key man for Barcelona with 12 assists in his name where world’s most expensive player, Gareth Bale has 11 assists for Madrid.
Real Madrid have some injury concerns for Karim Benzema but could be fit for Classico. But they faced a huge blow on the game against Schalke in mid week in Champions League when Jese got injured just within 5 minutes, they fear to be interior cruciate ligament tear which ends the season for him. He was becoming the key man for Madrid’s sensational form having scored 5 goals for the senior side. He was even knocking door for Vincent Del Bosque’s Spain side for World Cup in Brazil.
Both sides looks ready for El-Classico with fine form and will try their best to cancel each other. The rivalry between the two best in the business Christiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi will once again come face to face to record the win for their team and make the course for the title more definite. Their fans will definitely wait for this crunching match before they again encounter in the finals of Copa Del Rey.
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