22nd December, 2017
It is surely going to another thriller of a football match when this year’s El-Classico first leg kicks off at the Bernabeu Stadium as F.C. Real Madrid hosts F.C. Barcelona.
Both teams are no strangers to one another and the game promises to be as explosive as ever with both sides parading some of the very best players in the world as well as the present best two who have been sharing the title of the World’s Best Footballer between themselves for some five consecutive years now.
F.C. Barcelona leads on the LaLiga Table comfortably at the moment with ten points separating them from their perennial rivals. They not only have a convincing position in LaLiga, but also put up a strong group stage performance in the Champions League as well as victories in the Copa del Rey.
One major secret to their success this time around is the fact that the team has improved a lot in their defensive play which had been a problem spot for them in recent years. They are presently not only scoring goals as is usual with the team but very importantly, also not conceding much any longer.
The secret to this has been based on two pillars: their strong centre-back pairing as well as Ter Stegen’s brilliant form. The German is enjoying his best season since moving to F.C. Barcelona.
Real Madrid on the other hand started poorly in this season’s LaLiga but have since picked up in form as they have recently been firing on all cylinders as well with a 5-0 drubbing of F.C. Sevilla of all teams followed by their recent successful defence of the their title at Club World Cup Competition a few days back.
All of that means that this match is surely going to be more keenly contested than the last meeting between both teams and the fans as well as LaLiga will surely be the winners of this match.