SuaraTasikmalaya.id – Real Madrid will be looking to equal their best away win record against Barcelona in La Liga when they travel to Camp Nou for El Clasico, Monday morning (20/3/23) at 03.00 WIB.
One of the biggest matches in world football will take place this weekend, with La Liga leaders Barcelona welcoming second-placed Real Madrid. The winner of this match is believed to be able to determine the best finish for both teams at the end of the competition.
Barcelona is currently 9 points ahead of the defending champions at the top of the standings. Make Carlo Ancelotti’s white troops to achieve maximum results, namely 3 points.
Real Madrid have won in their last two league visits to Camp Nou. Only once before have they managed to record three straight wins over their fierce La Liga rivals at home to El Barca. It happened a long time ago, between January 1963 and February 1965.
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Los Blancos won 3-1 in the league earlier this season, but the teams have met twice since then. With Barcelona beating El Real in the Spanish Super Cup final in mid-January. Also their first leg, the Copa del Rey semi-final at the Bernabeu on March 2.
Barcelona won 4-0 at the Bernabeu in the league last term, but the Catalans have lost 5 of their last 6 league games against Real Madrid.
Los Blancos won 2-1 at Camp Nou in the league last season. Meanwhile, they recorded a 3-1 win when the two teams competed at home to Barcelona in October 2020.
Remarkably, Barcelona haven’t managed to beat Real Madrid at home in the league since October 2018. Most of their best recent performances against Los Blancos have been at the Bernabeu.
Xavi Hernandez’s side are unbeaten at home in the league this season, recording 10 wins in the process.
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Barcelona also conceded the fewest goals (8) after 25 La Liga games keeping 19 clean sheets in the process.
Excerpted from Sportsmole, the two managers announced their squads for El Clasico, with Real Madrid missing two players.
David Alaba has not yet recovered from a hamstring problem, but Karim Benzema has proven fit after picking up a minor injury against Liverpool in the Champions League last Wednesday.
Alvaro Rodriguez is also absent for Madrid due to a suspension of five yellow cards.
Barcelona had temporarily expected to welcome Pedri back into their squad but then there were fitness issues in training Friday.
Therefore, he was left out of the squad along with Ousmane Dembele. However, Ronald Araujo returns after missing Barca’s 1-0 win over Athletic Bilbao last weekend.
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