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Arsenal legend Thierry Henry emphasises importance of El Clasico

Arsenal legend Thierry Henry has labelled the El Clasico clash between Barcelona and Real Madrid as the “biggest game on earth” ahead of the latest meeting between the two clubs this weekend.

Apart from the natural rivalry which exits between the two teams, the upcoming clash may determine where the La Liga title ends up as Real Madrid go into the game a point behind rivals Barcelona.

Henry, who featured and starred in one of the greatest Barcelona victories in the history of this games as he scored twice in a 6-2 victory at the Bernabeu in 2009, knows what this fixture means.

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“It is the biggest game on earth at club level,” he told Sky Sports.

“It is crazy to think how many people stop to watch this game. You always say to your friend: ‘where are you watching El Clasico?’

“When you play in Spain, two games before El Clasico, all the questions are about it. Even straight after a game anywhere else.

“I can only compare it to the World Cup final or European Cup final, because when they are on, there is no other game on around the world, and that is what this feels like.”

Barcelona certainly warmed up for the big game in ideal fashion with a wonderful display against Man City on Wednesday night and are the overwhelming favourites for the game given Real Madrid’s recent troubles.

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