Our match prediction:
All eyes will be on Camp Nou when Barcelona and Real Madrid face each other in the second El Clasico of the season. Barca outclassed los Blancos in the reverse fixture, meaning that Zinedine Zidane’s troops are hungry for revenge. Luis Enrique’s men are ten points clear of Real Madrid in the standings, meaning that the capital club will not have better chance than this to melt Barcelona’s advantage to seven points. Barca dropped a two-goal advantage in the draw with Villarreal on Matchday 30, but it has to be noted that the Catalan giants recorded 12 wins in last 13 league games. Los Blancos demolished Sevilla (4-0) in their last league fixture and, no doubt, the visitors are likely to stick to their attacking style of play in Saturday’s El Clasico. As always, we should see a real football festival at Camp Nou and we predict that Barcelona, who are a real force to be reckoned with at home, will record a win over Zinedine Zidane’s men.
Highligted Player (Pique):
Gerard Pique is a Spanish footballer who was born in Barcelona on 2 February, 1987. He is married to famous Colombian singer Shakira and they have two sons Milan and Sasha. Pique is a product of La Masia, the Barca’s youth academy, but he started his senior career at Manchester United. He returned to his boyhood club in 2008 and he has been playing for the Catalan giants ever since. The 193-cm-tall footballer is a centre back who is good in the air. His main position is centre back, but he is capable of playing a defensive midfielder if needed. Pique won his sixth La Liga trophy with Barca in the 2015/2016 season and in 2008 he has three Champions League titles with the Catalan giants as well. During his spell with Manchester United, Gerard Pique won the Premier League trophy (2007/2008) and he helped the Red Devils win the Champions League trophy the same season. Speaking of his international career, the Barcelona defender won the 2010 FIFA World Cup with Spain, while lifting the European Championship trophy two years later.
Highlighted Team (Real Madrid):
Real Madrid are a Spanish football club based in Madrid. Real Madrid participate in La Liga (Primera Division) and they have won 32 domestic titles. On the other hand, los Blancos have won 11 European Cup titles and that is the main reason why they are considered the biggest football club in the world. Real Madrid play their home matches at Estadio Santiago Bernabeu and the capacity of the stadium is 84,454. Cristiano Ronaldo is the club’s most successful footballer in the 21st century and the Portuguese superstar has won two Golden Ball awards. The likes of Alfredo Di Stefano, Zinedine Zidane, Raul Gonzalez Blanco, David Beckham and Iker Casillas are star players who were part of the Estadio Santiago Bernabeu outfit in the past. Real Madrid’s bitterest rivals are Barcelona, but the rivalry between local rivals Atletico Madrid and Real Madrid is big as well. Real Madrid’s home kit is white and, as a result, the team’s nickname is los Blancos (the Whites).