‘The world stops when the El Clasico Begins’, yes the world will be stopped tonight when the two Spanish giants will square off each others on the Saturday afternoon. Lifetime rivals Barcelona & Real Madrid will meet in an important La Liga clash.
The Camp Nou is ready, The Blaugranas are ready, The Madridistas are ready, Lionel Messi is ready, Cristiano Ronaldo is ready. The question is, are you ready? You should certainly be ready.
The two Spanish giants have met each other in 231 competitive matches & 33 exhibition matches, a total of 264 matches. Real Madrid won 93 competitive matches in exchange of Barca’s 90 wins. The Catalans managed to win 19 exhibition matches, more than Los Blancos. In total, The Blaugranas have the highest record of winning against their biggest rival, in 109 matches.
El Clasico combined Best XI
Ahead of the most popular football clash in the world, websites have presented different kind of analysis, debates & stats in front of their fans. One of the most interesting presentation is the Combined XI of the El Clasico. Here is the most popular combined xi for the fans :
Goal Keeper : Marc Andre ter Stegen (Barcelona/Germany)
The German shot stopper has been selected over Real Madrid’s Costa Rican keeper Keylor Navas. The 24 years old has appeared in 16 matches for the Catalans so far this season and incredibly done well.
Right Back : Dani Carvajal (RMA/Spain)
The Spanish full back has set his place in the combined xi beating Barca’s young right back Sergi Roberto.
Centre Back : Gerard Pique (Barcelona/Spain)
Barca’s best defender & their only representative in the defence in this xi. The Spaniard is in great touch & could make a difference in the game.
Centre Back : Sergio Ramos (RMA/Spain)
Real Madrid skipper & the best defender of their side had no problem to be placed in. He was an auto choice.
Left Back : Marcelo (RMA/Brazil)
A tough battle between Marcelo & Jordi Alba. The Brazilian just got the better of his Spanish rival.
Central Defensive Midfielder : Sergio Busquets (Barcelona/Spain)
The midfield machine & the unsung hero of the Catalans’ side placed him in the selected squad as expected.
Right Central Midfielder : Luka Modric (RMA/Croatia)
Madrid’s best midfielder, the magician has his place in the squad. No one can complain.
Left Central Midfielder : Andres Iniesta (Barcelona/Spain)
Barcelona captain is not sure for today’s clash but as one of the most vital midfield masters in the planet has got the place beyond any doubt.
Left Winger : Neymar da Silva (Barcelona/Brazil)
The Brazilian genius, the assist machine, the speed star, the big match player. He has done more than enough in his previous meetings against Los Blancos & another auto choice.
Right Winger : Lionel Messi (Barcelona/Argentina)
You can’t take this guy out of any best xi which is related to him. Can you? Nope, even the haters can’t. The Argentine captain is the most successful El Clasico player among all the current players & the spear head of the attack.
Striker : Cristiano Ronaldo (RMA/Portugal)
CR7, the name is enough. You can’t exclude him of any current best xi which relates the Portugal skipper. The only representative of Madrid side in this combined xi.