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Real Madrid and Barcelona will later tonight as the latest instalment of “El Classico” gets underway.
Just four points separates the pair at the top of the table, with leaders Real emerging in recent weeks as the form team in Spain.
Carlo Ancelotti’s side are currently unbeaten in their 18 league games and have not tasted defeat since the 2-1 loss to their rivals in October.
Since then, they have won 15 and drawn three to put themselves in contention for 33rd title and second in three years.
By contrast Barcelona have stumbled in recent weeks after a stunning start to the season.
Tata Martino’s side won their first 8 games off the season to set the early pace but they have struggled recently, losing three of their last 7 games
Two of those defeats have come on the road, the most recent of which was a surprise 1-0 loss to Real Valladolid.
The club have bounced back on each occasion they have lost, with Osasuna the victim’s last time out following the Valladolid debacle as goals from their newly crowned all time record scorer Lionel Messi (3), Alexis Sanchez, Pedro, Iniesta and Christian Tello sealed an emphatic 7-0 win.
Barcelona chose to rest Fabregas and Neymar for the game however the pair should feature at the Bernabeu next weekend
The result was the 11th time this season that Barcelona has scored four or more in a league game and took the past the 80 goal mark for the season.
It also means that Martino’s side boast the best goal difference of the title chasers and given how close it is at the top this could prove important.
Martino has been under pressure in recent weeks after their inconsistent performances with talk the manager could step down in the summer.
Those rumours have been denied by the club although the Argentine has received the backing of Andres Iniesta who insisted that he wants Martino to stay at the club beyond this summer.
“Every day he (Martino) is motivating us. He is a new manager and different. Every manag-er is different.” Iniesta told reporters at Thursday’s press conference.
“His presence and instructions…his way of understanding football, it motivates us.
“You need the manager to guide the team but the motivation to play and to win and to con-tinue winning, that comes out of the group rather than the manager.
“We’ve had so many experiences within this team and we’ve managed to win year after year so I think we are doing the right thing.
“I’d love him to stay with us. He is very capable of being here.”
While Barcelona were at their brilliant best at the weekend, Real were workmanlike in beating Malaga.
Saturday’s hosts had beaten Real 3-2 last season in the same fixture but a goal from Ronaldo, his 25th of the season ensured there would be no repeat.
Ancelotti started with a full strength side and came though the encounter unscathed with no bookings or injuries to report.