After losing shine in recent games, coinciding with the technical collapse of Barcelona and the departure of its stars, attention returns to El Clásico.
Real Madrid will host Barcelona on matchday 29 of the Spanish Football League (LaLiga) at its Santiago Bernabeu stadium.
With the fact that Real Madrid leads the Spanish league 10 points behind second-placed Sevilla, coach Xavi Hernández’s battalion is already in third place, although the difference between the two teams is 15 points (with one match in the repertoire of Catalan team). .
The improvement in the level of the Barcelona team, which managed to win in the last 4 games of the Spanish League, once again put the Classic in the spotlight, against its arch-rival Real Madrid, amid doubts about the participation of Frenchman Karim Benzema , the top scorer in the local competition with 22 goals.
Real Madrid coach Carlo Ancelotti will wait until the last minute to decide whether or not Benzema, the team’s star, will participate after the injury he suffered to his left calf after scoring his second goal last Monday in the match against Mallorca. that the Al-White won in his favor, 3-0.
The French striker will undergo an X-ray on Friday to determine the extent of his injury, and a decision to participate may be delayed until Saturday.
Real Madrid will miss the French Ferland Mendy, who suffers an injury to the adductor muscle of his left leg that will leave him out for a period of 10 to 15 days, but the team will replace the services of the Brazilian Eder Militao, who will recovered from his flu infection, which will support the bottom line.
Barcelona will arrive at the game just 3 days after the second leg of the European League against Galatasaray, where they managed to qualify for the quarterfinals of the tournament.
Since losing to Real Madrid in extra time in the semifinal of the Spanish Super Cup, Xavi Hernández’s train has not stopped, winning 11 games without savoring the bitterness of defeat.