La Liga president Javier Tebas announced this Wednesday that the second El Clasico of the 2019-2020 Liga season between Real Madrid and Barcelona will be played on Santiago Bernabeu.
The crucial El Clasico will be played on Sunday, March 1st at 21:00, broadcasting at:
- M.LaLiga HD
Last time after the full-time whistle was 0:0 with a clean sheet for both clubs in a not so interesting battle between two Spanish giants, marked with controversy at the stadium. El Clasico was delayed as Barcelona fans throw yellow balls on Camp Nou pitch in Catalan independence protest.
This will be a very important match for both clubs. The race for the title is getting complicated after last week Real Madrid’s defeat against Levante (1:0) and draw against Celta Vigo one leg before that. Barcelona took the advantage of taking the lead at the top of the table after last leg “Goal festival” win against Eibar (5:0) where Messi scored a hat-trick for just 40. minutes of the game and finished that triumph in 87th minute with 4th goal.
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Zidane and Quique are facing huge problems
After the loss against Levante, Zinedine Zidane has huge problems with injuries. They spent €100m on Hazard, but currently, he missed more games due to injury for Real Madrid in 6 months, than he did for Chelsea in 7 years with just 1 goal this season.
Eden Hazard will also miss the Champions League clash with Manchester City and El Clasico after fracturing his ankle in Real Madrid’s clash with Levante.
Barcelona announced that Jordi Alba is injured and uncertain for Napoli and El Clasico. Quique is very concerned about the first eleven and about a substitute for Jordi.
3 interesting facts about El Clasico everyone should know
1. After the highly-anticipated UEFA Champions League Final, El Clasico is the most followed club football match on the planet, with hundreds of millions of spectators.
2. The legendary striker Alfredo Di Stefano was not the only one to swap clubs. In 2000, after five years in Barcelona, Luís Figo left Camp Nou for Santiago Bernabéu, while Luis Enrique moved to rivals Barcelona in 1996, after playing five seasons for Real Madrid.
3. The first four meetings were between Barcelona and “Madrid CF.”It wasn’t until 1920, that the Real prefix was given to the capital city club by King Alfonso XIII; ‘Real’ translates as “Royal” in English.