When: Sunday, March 22nd, 8pm
Where: Nou Camp, Barcelona, Spain
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One of the defining matches and derbies in world football, and this time it will be just as exciting as you would expect with the stakes higher than ever.
Barcelona top La Liga and will extend their lead to four points with a win against Real Madrid, going some way to sealing another league title at the Nou Camp, and will be high on confidence after comfortably knocking Manchester City out of the Champions League.
On the other hand, Carlo Ancelotti’s Los Blancos need to win to keep their expectant fans at bay, and to show they are still well and truly in the title race.
Real Madrid have suffered somewhat of a loss of form since new year, losing 4-0 to rivals Atletico Madrid, getting knocked off top spot in La Liga and suffering a 4-3 home defeat to Schalke in the Champions League, despite knocking them out. As such, media and fans alike have been quick to bombard the reigning European Cup holders with fierce criticism.
Gareth Bale will want to kick on after scoring a brace against Levante, proving many doubters wrong, while Cristiano Ronaldo will be out to find his form, which has deserted him since his side’s loss of form.
In contrast, Barcelona’s front three of Lionel Messi, Neymar and Luis Suarez are looking their ruthless best and will be desperate to put Real Madrid to the sword.