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04 May 2018 by TSZ

La Liga In Focus – Barcelona vs Real Madrid El Clasico Preview

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When? Sunday 6th May, 19:45 (UK)

Where? Camp Nou

What channel is it on? Sky Sports Main Event / Sky Sports Football

Are tickets still available?

Barcelona & Real Madrid - https://www.ticketbis.net/barcelona-v-real-madrid-tickets/ev356669

Where can I stream the match? Sky Sports subscribers can stream the match online via Sky Go

HEAD-TO-HEAD
Last five meetings: Barcelona W2, Real Madrid W2, D1
La Liga meetings: Barcelona W70, Real Madrid W72, D33
All-time meetings: Barcelona W92, Real Madrid W95, D49

BARCELONA

Predicted line-up: Ter Stegen; Sergi Roberto, Pique, Umtiti, Jordi Alba; Coutinho, Rakitic, Busquets, Dembele; L. Suarez, Messi

Unavailable:

Doubtful: Iniesta (Injured)

REAL MADRID

Predicted line-up: Navas; Nacho, Jesus Vallejo, Sergio Ramos, Marcelo; Modric, Casemiro, Kroos; Lucas Vazquez, Ronaldo, Benzema

Unavailable: Carvajal (Injured)

Doubtful: Varane (Injured), Isco (Injured)

PREDICTION
With Barcelona now crowned as La Liga champions for this season, the question remains as to whether they can go the whole season unbeaten. With just four games left of this domestic season they are not far away from achieving that accolade.

However, standing in their way is a Real Madrid side who will love nothing more than to finally add a figure in Barcelona’s La Liga loss column for this season. Not only that but they will be looking to exact revenge for the 3-0 defeat that they suffered at the tail end of last year.

That loss at the Bernabeu all but signalled the end of Real’s title defence for this campaign and although a top-four finish has never really been in doubt, it is fair to say that they have coasted through domestic matters in 2018.

They will be hoping to end their league season with one final flourish and spoil Barcelona’s homecoming title party. Much has been made in the build up of the refusal of Real to give the new champions a guard of honour.

That could be classed as a disrespectful act, but it is these things that stoke up the rivalry even further. On paper Barcelona should win this, and as much as local pride will want to see them do so there won’t be too many complaints if the game ends in a draw as the unbeaten record stays in intact.

MEMORABLE MEETING
November 29th 2010 is most likely a day that Jose Mourinho has tried to erase from his memory as it was the night in which he oversaw Real Madrid being thrashed by five goals to nil at the Camp Nou by arch rivals Barcelona.

Pep Guardiola’s players were simply on a different level as they ran Los Blancos ragged. Within 20 minutes they were 2-0 up thanks to goals from Spanish internationals Xavi and Pedro and it was another La Rioja member who bagged a brace for himself.

David Villa’s two-goal haul put the game out of touch for the visitors and just to add insult to injury, Jeffren then completed the scoring in stoppage time to make it a very miserable night indeed for Real Madrid and their fans. On the other hand, celebrations were to go long into the night in Catalunya.

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