La Liga Preview Matchday 26: Spotlight on Real Madrid VS Barcelona

Real Madrid Can Hold Off Barcelona

Barcelona make the trip to the Bernabeu to face Real Madrid holding a two-point advantage at the top of the La Liga standings.

Real head into Sunday’s El Clasico having failed to win any of their last three games in all competitions, which includes a 2-1 defeat to Manchester City in the Champions League.

Los Blancos’ press will be key in disrupting Barcelona in the build-up phase, while the distribution of Marc-Andre ter Stegen may prove an unlikely ‘x-factor’ in this one.

At present, these are two sides aren’t even close to the peak of their powers and when it’s all said and done, the superiority of Messi over the other 19 outfielders on Sunday night may well prove the difference, as it so often does.

Nevertheless, with the lack of superstars on display combined with the implications Sunday’s clash has on the title race, the upcoming edition of El Clasico is set to be one of the most intriguing in recent memory.