THE MOST DECISIVE FC BARCELONA-REAL MADRID
Go for the 12! Barça seeks to 'sentence' LaLiga in the Clásico against Real Madrid
A Clásico is always important for FC Barcelona, but this time it is more special, because Xavi Hernández's men can 'sentence' LaLiga in their favor if they beat Real Madrid this Sunday, starting at 9:00 p.m. CET )
There is not Classical that was not important, but those that define titles (or can define) are different and, especially, special. The two teams more 'big' of Spain go back to see the faces, by third time in what it goes of season, and there is a lot on the table. For the FC Barcelona supposes an opportunity to sentence LaLiga Santander to his favour, whereas for the Real Madrid is his 'last' bullet to be supported by life in the career by the wished trophy. It is a key appointment, decisive and the most thrilling in long.
There is too at stake for the two teams and the Spotify Camp Nou, from the 21:00 hours (9 PM CET) of this Sunday, will turn into the stage of a sportive show in which the errors will cost the double. Barça and Madrid will star the most important party of the season in LaLiga and will look for to give a hit on the table in front of the eternal rival. They arrive in moments very different and with sensitive drops, in addition to problems to resolve for the trainers, but with the conviction that any of the two can allow not winning.
Two weeks ago they crossed for the last time, in Santiago Bernabéu, in the gone of the semifinals of the Glass of Rey. The ones of Xavi Hernández imposed , by the minimum, in a party that the Real Madrid dominated, but in which it did not find the way to the goal. The defensive solidity was vital for a Barcelona picture that, in this night, had a sinfín of drops in his XI but that showed character to advance and have an advantage of gold that could put him in the final of the tournament. In this party LaLiga, although it will be an entirely distinct history, can be equal of contested.
The Barça arrives leader and with a lot for showing
The FC Barcelona arrives like only leader of LaLiga thanks to his 65 points. At present it has a difference of points with the Real Madrid, by what to win would be adding an advantage of 12 points that would be hardly recortable. In spite of this, the ones of Xavi Hernández have a lot of tasks to achieve the triumph, especially because the trainer had remained very annoying with the performance of his team in Santiago Bernabéu and in the last parties has 'complained' that it is necessary to step forward to offensive level. They add three 1-0 (or 0-1) consecutive in which they have 'credited' to the suffering.
The Barcelona are having big problems to generate danger of face to the rival area and begins to be a constant problem, because in front of the Athletic Club, the past weekend, were to the doors of a 'prick' in the last minutes. The Barça has to learn to close the parties to time to avoid suffering or give 'wings' to the rival, as it has been happening recently. The connection that can have the centre of the field with the leading will be vital, as well as the presence in concrete of Robert Lewandowski and Raphinha in the attack, that can be paramount so that they can 'tie up' the victory home.
To defensive level does not boast that they will have a lot of problems, because Xavi will be able to have his saga of galay will go back to use to Ronald Araújo like the marker of Vinícius Jr, the main source of attack of the Real Madrid. If the Brazilian is controlled, as it has happened in the last direct clashes, the ones of Carlo Ancelotti have few opportunities to generate danger, taking in account especially that Karim Benzema is not in his best level and that suffered annoyances in front of the Liverpool after annotating the goal that sealed the classification of his to the chambers of Champions.
The Real Madrid, with doubts for the Camp Nou?
The ones of Carlo Ancelotti have sinned for being irregular in this League. Although in Champions League have showed to be an authentic danger, in the domestic championship have not achieved the tranquility. They know that they play a lot of in his visit to the Barça and thus Carlo Ancelotti will not doubt in ranging to his best pieces, included Karim Benzema. The merengues will have to take a step forward not to depend only of 'Vini' when the defences close , as it has happened lately.
The Madrid leaves the feeling that it costs him a lot feel comfortable on the field in spite of having the balloon and dominate. They are forced to offer something 'distinct' that in the last Classical, where happened it very bad by the fault of tarpaulin in the rival area. They could not complete you finish to the area of Marc-André ter Stegen and the possession was in 'vain'. In this opportunity, if Ancelotti does not give a twist to his team, could finish suffering more than the account.
Pedri, drop stood out for the Classical
Although in the side of the Real Madrid only stands out the drop of David Praises, in the FC Barcelona have suffered the drop of last hour of a Pedri González that had the intention to reappear in the terrains of game this Sunday. However, in the training of the Friday the midfield player of 20 years felt some annoyances in his right leg and the medical services decided to reserve him to avoid a relapse, although from the club have not lit the alarms.
In fact, Xavi Hernández highlighted in press conference what sucede with the one of Tegueste: "it Arrived very just. We knew that there was risk. Yesterday it did not feel to 100% and, if it is not conditions, the best that can do is to recover well. We speak with him and we said him that it did not do fault that forced. It is an important party that can be decisive, but is not a big final. We do not want to lose to Pedri two months more".
Technical index card of the party: FCBarcelona-Real Madrid
- Party: FC Barcelona-Real Madrid
- Competition: LaLiga
- Stadium: Spotify Camp Nou
- Television: Sunday, 19 March 2023 to the 21:00 hours (CET).
- Calendar 2022-2023: LaLiga Santander, Glass of Rey.