El Clasico had been the most famous rivalry football match of the year between Barcelona and Real Madrid. These are a few of the most reputed football teams in Spain. They play for the finals to win over the La Liga title of the year, which is the highest division of professional men’s football. There are only 12 games left for the Spanish League. Real Madrid and Barcelona teams remain quite unpredictable with the Real Madrid leading just from one goal from all the matches.
El Clasico History between Real Madrid and Barcelona
The rivalry between these world-renowned teams runs towards 1902, and El Clasico records a great history of matches commencing from 1929. Barcelona leads from 15 games in the total victories from both the match types, the competitive games, and exhibition matches. Lionel Messi of Barcelona is the top scorer of all the time, making 26 goals in total. The most significant win recorded so far was the victory of Real Madrid defeating Barcelona as 11-1 on 19th June 1943, at Copa del Ray.
2020 goal scoring of El Clasico
Real Madrid had come to a precarious position with their goals. Karim Benzema had single-handedly handled most of the goals recording 13 out of the last 16 matches of the league. Yet he could muster just one goal against Atletico Madrid while the rest of the team failed to score.
The league shows a prominent sign of feeble goal scoring from all the teams, as the second-highest scorer had gained only five goals, out of which 3 were penalties.
Real Madrid managerial Zidane had placed Cristiano Ronaldo who made some excellent passing patterns to the team yet the final goal scoring had always become in vain.
El Clasico 2020 records many injuries, including Hazard facing a major ankle fracture after the match at Levante last weekend. The first-choice full-backs of team Barcelona, Sergi Roberto, and Jordi Alba were replaced due to their injuries. Moreover, Gerard Pique remains injured while his return is doubtful.
Barcelona and Messi
Lionel Messi remains the spirit of Barcelona, where he secured 18 goals and 12 supporting passes. Quique Setien, the manager of the team, had some unique positionings of the players leading the team to score better. Also, the experts predict the two possible opting of Ansu Fati and Martin Braithwaite. The last of the duo had assisted in the previous two-goal scorings with an improved directness and pace.
The overall performance predictions remain unknown
The first tie of the matches since 2002 came on last December. As the gap of goals remains very close, the two teams seem to focus on avoiding the defeat rather than gaining victory. The managerial Zidane and Setien have multiple options in positioning the players, yet the predictions remain coming up.