Friday, 16 November, 2018

EL Clasico: Barcelona vs Real Madrid

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Eugene Bates | 28 October, 2018, 08:30

Spanish giants Real Madrid are preparing for Sunday's El Clasico against Barcelona at the Camp Nou with a freaky video and photo shot-out at the Santiago Bernabeu on Friday.

"It's a shame that Messi isn't there for Barcelona, but they have the players to win. It includes lies that harm me as a professional and I expect a rectification as I ponder taking legal action".

"In the second half, we did better and forced Barcelona to misplace passes, but could've done more to make the most of the situation by finishing off the chances".

"They believe in me and I believe in them", Lopetegui said.

"Messi is an exceptional player, because when you think you have seen everything in football he comes and shows you something else".

"This result is a great confidence boost for all of us and when Sunday brings the Clasico we'll be so up for it".

"Real Madrid is still alive".

The question was whether Barcelona could cope without their talisman and captain, not just for the Champions League Group B tie against Inter Milan on Wednesday, but also the Clasico with Real Madrid at home on Sunday.

Midfielders, Sergio Busquets and Ivan Rakitic are expected to hold the midfield position for Valverde's side, while Sergi Roberto will start at right-back.

Worryingly for Madrid, they have only scored once in their last four league games. For the first time in almost 11 years, the two sides will take to the field with neither Lionel Messi nor Cristiano Ronaldo in their respective squad sheets.

"We focus on ourselves, on strengthening our attributes as much as possible", he said.

"Of course we miss him, but we want to miss him while winning".

Lopetegui said Messi's absence was not a big factor in his preparations for the game.

Messi has been at Barcelona longer, making his Clasico debut aged 18 in a 3-0 victory over Real in November 2005, and has since become the king of El Clasico.

Messi has been in scintillating form this season, scoring seven and laying on another five goals in Spain's top flight, while also hitting five in the Champions League.

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