Our football match prediction:
All eyes will be on Camp Nou when the two bitterest rivals Barcelona and Real Madrid face each other in “El Clasico”. Barca failed to break the “Anoeta” spell at the weekend, with the team sharing the spoils with Real Sociedad in San Sebastian and, no doubt, coach Luis Enrique feels pressure ahead of the visit of Real Madrid. The Catalan giants are six points behind los Blancos in the La Liga standings, meaning that only a win counts for the hosts in Sunday’s derby. Leo Messi found the net in the 1-1 draw with Real Sociedad, meaning that the opposition defenders should have him at bay. Real Madrid were more than fortunate to beat Sporting Gijon at the weekend, but thanks to the hard-fought win over los Rojiblancos Zinedine Zidane’s troops moved one step closer to regaining the domestic trophy. Seeing that the French tactician can count on all of his key attackers for Saturday’s football match, we predict that fans will see goals galore at Camp Nou.
Highlighted Player (Messi):
Lionel Messi is regarded as one of the best players in the history of football. He was born on 24 June, 1987 in Rosario and he began his football career at Newell’s Old Boys. At age 10 he was diagnosed with a growth hormone deficiency, but having realised his potential at a young age, Barcelona decided to pay for his treatment. Messi joined Barca in 2001 and he has been playing for the Camp Nou outfit ever since. The Argentine magician has won eight La Liga trophies with Barca and he helped the Catalan giants lift no less than four Champions League titles (2005/2006, 2008/2009, 2010/2011, 2014/2015). In the 2011/2012 La Liga campaign Messi scored 50 goals for Barca, while netting 14 goals in the 2011/2012 Champions League campaign. The five-time Golden Ball award winner has established himself as Barcelona’s all-time top scorer, but he has yet to win a trophy with Argentina national team at major tournaments. Leo Messi, though, has won Olympic Gold Medal (2008) and FIFA World Youth Championship (2005), with la Albiceleste.
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).