Leo Messi and Thibaut Courtois in a Clásico of LaLiga

KEY DUEL IN THE CLÁSICO

The interesting battle between Leo Messi and Thibaut Courtois

Published:29/02/2020 - 09:48h

Updated:29/02/2020 - 12:28h

The LaLiga Clásico at Santiago Bernabéu will have several key duels, and one of them will be the one played by Leo Messi and Thibaut Courtois. The goalkeeper and the striker face an interesting battle in which they accumulate some wins and defeats

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After several weeks of wait, the Classical has arrived and could decide the leadership of LaLiga. The FC Barcelona lands in Santiago Bernabéu with two points of advantage on the Real Madrid, that has the opportunity to break a bad series and go back to conquer the first place. The swords are in high before a clash in style in the capital, that will have the presence of several protagonists stood out.

One of the most interesting battles of the party will be the one who contest Leo Messi and Thibaut Courtois, the reference of the leading culé and the wall in the retaguardia 'merengue'. The one of Rosario is prepared because it does some days recovered the gunpowder after some days devoting to deliver assistances, and in front will have to an opponent to the height because it does months that the one of Bree is surrendering to the maximum and has moved away his doubts.

Both share until 15 face to faces, with nine goals for the Argentinian but ten goals to zero for the Belgian. The two can boast to have carried important victories in his particular duels, and the last arrived with the goalkeeper defending the interests madridistas. The tip lost by injury a 5-1 in the Camp Nou, and could not 'wet' neither in the turn (0-1) neither neither home in this campaign (0-0). Besides, the two groups shared the past semifinals of the Glass of Rey, but was Keylor Navas the one who was under sticks.

Justo a year before exists another commitment between the Catalans and Chelsea that yes it was profitable for the '10'. The eighth of final of the Champions League premièred with a suffered visit to Stamford Bridge, in which it appeared to tie up a tie neutralising the goal of Willian (1-1). In the coliseo barcelonista repeated for dinamitar the eliminatory, with a doublet that rounded with assistance to Ousmane Dembélé (3-0).

The majority of his crashes concentrate in meetings between Barça and Athletic of Madrid, and the guardameta comes off well. In spite of a 'hat-trick' (5-0) and a golazo of fault (1-2) in the campaign 2011-12 and a doublet in the 4-1 of the following, Leo dried and did not go back to break more the networks of Courtois. They happened seven appointments and remained in white, in the turn of the course 2012-13 and in six pulses in the 2013-14. Neither two of Supercopa, neither two of LaLiga, neither two of Champions; neither neither in an Argentina-Belgium in the World-wide (1-0 for the 'albiceleste').

The statistics are to break them

With LaLiga 2019-20 at stake, the two cracks do not overwhelm with the data, since they know that the statistics are to break them. A particular triumph could help to the team to collective level, but there will be 20 footballers more on the terrain of game that also will influence in the result. A Classical is an event of world-wide scope, and in hardly some hours will give beginning. It is the battle of battles, and goes back to encourage the First Spanish Division.

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