|La Liga 2014-15|
| FC Barcelona
||vs|| Real Madrid C.F.
ScheduleSunday, 22 March 2015 at 19:00 GMT / 19:00 UK / 00:30 IST
VenueCamp Nou (Barcelona)
Next Sunday, 22nd of March 2015, a super motivated Barcelona will entertain their all-time rivals, Real Madrid, at the majestic Camp Nou for round 28 of the Spanish Liga BBVA. El Clásico will surely be one of the most important matches of the season because it might help decide who will be crowned the new Spanish champions this season.
It is fair to say that Barcelona’s game is getting better by the day. The Catalan team almost put Manchester City to ridicule during the first-half of last night’s match at Camp Nou. Luis Enrique’s men showed no mercy to the English champions who tried by all means to counter Barça’s superiority but failed to succeed. Led by a devilish Lionel Messi, Barcelona had two hands full of shots on goal but they only managed to score once, due to Joe Hart’s vintage performance that maintained Manchester City in the game until the final whistle.
Barcelona are going through a fabulous moment with six consecutive wins both on domestic and international competitions. Since their surprising home defeat against Málaga late last month, the Catalan team understood that if they want to win La Liga’s title, setbacks such as that particular one cannot be tolerated.
The upcoming big match against their all-time rivals of Real Madrid will certainly be a complicated one but, given both sides’ recent performances, Barcelona have everything in their favour to secure the three points.
As for Real Madrid, Los Blancos are going through their worst period of the season and some pundits have already claimed that the team is not within Carlo Ancelotti’s grasp anymore. After a series of three matches without a single win, Real Madrid managed to secure the three points again last weekend, as they defeated Levante at Santiago Bernabéu by 2-0 with two goals from the often-hated Gareth Bale during the first-half of the match.
The travel to Camp Nou does not come at the best times for Ronaldo and his pairs but a defeat would certainly mean the end of La Liga’s title dream for them. Recently, Los Blancos seem to be drowning in some sort of collective lethargy that is only mitigated by some individual efforts, such as those displayed by Gareth Bale last weekend.
From what we have seen recently, Barcelona are firm favourites for the match, although, on a clash of giants such as this, anything can happen.
Stats: W-5 L-0 D-0
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Stats: W-2 L-2 D-1
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Barcelona (4-3-3) - Bravo - Alves - Mathieu - Piqué - Jordi Alba - Mascherano - Iniesta - Rakitic - Neymar - Suárez - Messi
Real Madrid (4-2-3-1) – Navas - Carvajal - Pepe - Sergio Ramos - Marcelo - Kroos - Modric - Isco - Ronaldo - Bale - Benzema
Sergio Busquets (inj)
James Rodriguez (inj)
|25.10.14||Real Madrid||Barcelona||3 : 1|
|16.04.14||Barcelona||Real Madrid||1 : 2|
|23.03.14||Real Madrid||Barcelona||3 : 4|
|26.10.13||Barcelona||Real Madrid||2 : 1|
|02.03.13||Real Madrid||Barcelona||2 : 1|
Barcelona 1 Real Madrid 0
Barcelona 2 Real Madrid 1