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The biggest football match of the year: BARCELONA VS REAL MADRID


December 2, 2016: For the football lovers all over the world, here comes the biggest match of the year (El Clasico), Real Madrid vs Barcelona on December 3. The much-awaited match is set to give with majestic play of the football to the world, as the two teams comprising the best football players of the world face each other making the spectators be on their toes. The two best teams of the world: Real Madrid and Barcelona, will have to give all that they have, to stay in the race of winning the league championship title. This match will be a deciding game for both teams for the title run.

As the match is going to be held at the Barcelona’s home ground, Camp Nou, the Catalans side will have a slight advantage of playing in their home and have to play at their best to win 3 points against the fierce rival who are unbeaten in all competitions in 16-17. Spectators will have their eyes on the Barca trio, MSN, if they can penetrate the defense of their fierce rival and supply the goal past the keeper. Luis Enrique will have to put his strongest side in the crucial match with Real Madrid, but Andres Iniesta, one of the key player, is likely to start on the bench because of his knee injury.

With few injuries and no suspension ahead of the clash, Barcelona’s possible line up could be as below:

Marc-Andre ter Stegen in the post, Sergio Roberto at the right-back, Gerard Pique and Macherano at the centre-back, Jordi Alba at the left-back, Sergio Busquets, Andre Gomes and Ivan Rakitic in midfield, and Lionel Messi, Luis Suarez and Neymar in the attack.

On the other half, Real Madrid with an unbeaten run of 32 games in all competition and leading the La Liga by six points from Barcelona, they would not like to miss this chance to increase their lead over Barcelona.

The Los Blancos have only won one league title in the past eight years. The team has won European championship titles more than any other team, but they have been unable to take league champions title in their home. This season, the players and manager are very focused on achieving the title of La Liga champions.

Zidane team will be without the injured Gareth Bale on Saturday, whilst Toni Kroos and Alvaro Morata are also out and both Fabio Coentrao and Danilo are in doubts. However, Casemiro is available again after making his comeback from an ankle problem on Wednesday.

As Bale, one of the crucial players for Real, is going to miss the match, Zidane is likely to pick Lucas Vazquez on the attacking line up with Ronaldo and Benzema starting up front.

While they have had their injury problems, Real Madrid have no player suspended ahead of the big clash on Saturday.

The possible line for Los Blancos side could be as below:

Keylor Navas in the post, Daniel Carvajal at right-back, Sergio Ramos and Varane at centre-back, Marcelo at left-back, Modric, Isco and Kovacic in midfield, and Cristiano Ronaldo, Benzema and Lucas Vazquez in attack.

As the world will have their eye on the two best players of the world: Messi and Ronaldo, who have led their teams towards their individual and club glory, spectators will see if they can make an impact on the important game for both the teams.

The match will be played on Saturday, December 3 at 09:00 PM (Nepal Time). Nepali football lovers can watch the match which will go live on SONY SIX SD/HD, SONY ESPN and SONY ESPN HD.