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Real – Barça: a decisive Clasico for La Liga

Leader of La Liga with an 8-point lead, Real Madrid can take a big step towards the title if they emerge victorious in the Clasico against FC Barcelona, ​​à Santiago-Bernabeu.

Real Madrid can finish it. He knows it and he will do everything to achieve it. "This is a great opportunity! to bring us closer to the La Liga title", did not hide Carlo Ancelotti as he comes face to face with the press. The opportunity is beautiful in fact to shorten the suspense and to put one hand, if not more, on the champion trophy.

At the time of hosting FC Barcelona, ​​the Merengue club was eight steps ahead with still 9 matches to go. play, including this Sunday. It's a lot and very little at the same time when we know that this season, only one team managed to win. to bring Real Madrid down in La Liga: Atletico Madrid, and that goes back to almost 7 months ago.

A confidence that makes you invincible

Since then, nothing seems capable of derailing the formidable machine assembled by the Italian technician, not even that of Pep Guardiola. In the middle of the week, the Madrilenians achieved their goal. the feat of eliminating Manchester City on home soil in the quarter-finals of the Champions League. An evening where Nacho will have put Haaland in his pocket with a certain know-how while Lunin turned into a hero, Courtois style in 2022. In this shock, Real Madrid will have shown; its capacity &agrav; defend, endure the waves without ever giving a hold or leaving openings to finally escape on penalties. More than a stroke of luck. We only come out against what many consider to be the best team in the world twice in three seasons.

A success which generates a surplus of confidence and makes recovery easier because the efforts have been achieved. consequences. "She (the team) is recovering well. Some players need one more day. Mendy hasn't trained yet. today (Friday). We are going to present the best team possible", said´ Carlo Ancelotti. In addition to the Frenchman, we are also waiting to see what form Vinicius will be in, who has worked a lot on his skills. &agrav; at the Etihad Stadium and went out in extra time 'thené even embarrassed muscularly. As an experienced man, the former AC Milan coach knows how to manage his troops and prevent any excesses. "We will be very close to the title if we manage ` win, while keeping &agrav; Mind that we are playing against a very competitive opponent. It will be a clasico which will, as always, be a closely contested match. and ébalance", he warned.

Barça wants to relaunch La Liga

Balanceé &agrav; condition that FC Barcelona recovers & the place after a chaotic week marked by by European disillusionment and friction between its players. Confident when receiving PSG after winning &agrav; On the first leg at the Parc des Princes (3-2), the Blaugranas sank; &agrav; home, taken away by the stupidity of Araujo, expelled for a gross foul on Barcola.

A game fact that annoyed Gündogan, the German letting it be known dryly after the meeting before the Uruguayan defender responded coldly to him via the media interposed. A healthy altercation à according to Xavi who extinguished the very beginning of a fire in his locker room, like Sergi Roberto. The Catalan technician has refocused the debate on the match that awaits his team. "The frustration and helplessness of the other day, it's hard to deal with. digest but the wind will turn in our favor new. We have a reinforced Real in front of us; morally", he advanced.

All in a hostile context since'at the Santiago-Bernabeu stadium whereù the pressure will be maximum and will carry the Merengue. "Real will push in the first minutes of each half. You will have to be courageous with the ball and not lose it. It's the perfect match to demonstrate our personality. We have prepared well for this event. the game. The first minutes will be decisive. We will have to calm down Real ", believes Xavi. A challenge that the Catalans are ready to face. raise. "We have the opportunityé to relaunch ourselves in La Liga. This is the most important match of our season",” he concludes. So yes, Real Madrid can put an end to it but FC Barcelona doesn't hear it that way and hasn't given up yet. his national crown.

Teilor Stone

By Teilor Stone

Teilor Stone has been a reporter on the news desk since 2013. Before that she wrote about young adolescence and family dynamics for Styles and was the legal affairs correspondent for the Metro desk. Before joining Thesaxon , Teilor Stone worked as a staff writer at the Village Voice and a freelancer for Newsday, The Wall Street Journal, GQ and Mirabella. To get in touch, contact me through my teilor@nizhtimes.com 1-800-268-7116