El Clásico

Match preview
Real Madrid vs Fc Barcelona

TheFootBlog was started with a simple motive, to raise awareness about the sport, the Clásico is upon us yet again, but why should you care?

There’s a reason the Clásicos are some of the most anticipated games of the year, FC Barcelona and Real Madrid are arguably two of the greatest clubs in the world, big budgets, great players, legendary managers and fans who do not hesitate to tear the opposition apart with their chants, mosaics and whistles.

What makes this Clásico interesting ?

The Tribute
More than 95,000 fans assembled in Camp Nou, along with the managerial and coaching staff will pay tribute to the late Johan Cryuff who passed away recently with a mosaic which will say, “Gràcies Johan” ( Thank you Johan for all you’ve done for our club”)

The desperation

Real Madrid have been knocked out of the Copa Del Ray in a humorous manner after playing a suspended player. Currently they are competing for the Champions League and the La Liga( The Spanish League) .Real are 10 points behind league leaders Barcelona and this match might be their only way to disrupt the otherwise fantastic season Barca have been having.

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The revenge
The previous Clásico held at Real Madrid’s home ground, the Bernabeu saw them get thrashed 4-0  by the Catalan side, this Clásico might be their chance to silence their haters at their own home.

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The Zizou
Zinedine Zidane is back at Real Madrid, managing the big names and the big egos, he has done a fine job till now but this is his first major test. No Real Madrid manager has won his debut Clásico since 2007.Juande Ramos watched his side get thrashed 2-0 followed by Manuel Pellegrini who saw his team lose 1-0, the notorious Jose Mourinho was humiliated with a 5-0 defeat which was followed by Carlo Ancelotti’s side being defeated in a competitive 2-1 and lastly Rafa Benitez saw his side stunned with a 4-0 defeat at the Bernabeu. Will Zizou be able to break the wheel ?

Luis Enrique and Zidane: first head-to-head as managers

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The Banter

It all started with an innocent comment made by Pique and has escalated to the point where he tweeted this after Real Madrid got knocked out of the Copa Del Ray. Whoever wins tonight will surely get some bragging rights over the other team.

The stars
Lionel Messi, Luis Suarez and Neymar jr form the notorious trio famously called MSN. Apart from them Barcelona have an elite line up of players with the likes of Pique, Iniesta, Rakitic, etc.
Cristiano Ronaldo, Gareth Bale and Karim Benzema, the BBC will be looking to increase their tally against Barca.Real boast an equally star studded line up if not bigger, with the likes of Ramos, Modric, James, etc.

Barça VS Real Madrid

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The clasico promises to be an adrenaline filled battle, who will come out on top? We will have to wait to find out tonight.


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