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El Classico 2022

Updated: Aug 2, 2023


El Classico 2022

El Clasico 2022, The match every football fan anticipates has come, What can the historic Rivalry between the two Greatest clubs on the planet produce in 2022?


EL Classico What to expect

This year's first Elclasicco will be played in Santiago Bernabeu, Real Madrid's home stadium. Real Madrid will be looking to extract the maximum out of this fixture as this fixture can become a title decider for La Liga in the long run. The last time Real Madrid played against Barcelona in Santiago Bernebeu they lost by a scoreline of 0-4.


Real Madrid might keep in mind the mistakes they made when they went up against Barcelona this time.


Madrid would look to catch Barcelona to catch on counters and their main tactics revolve around Quick Counters, given how Barca plays Madrid would be very comfortable sitting back and soaking up the pressure, but if given we too can see Real taking possession away from Barcelona too.


With both teams drawing on points, Barcelona currently holds the top position in the League. Barcelona always wants to do well against their arch-rivals, and their historic rivalry has significant importance in Barcelona. Even though some of their players might miss their clash with Madrid, Barca would want to extract maximum points from Real Madrid.


El Classico: Teams Form.


Real Madrid is coming from a draw in their Champions League with their Away game at Shakhtar, Real Madrid managed to secure a point initially going behind. Real Madrid has been the solid side mentally they had the perfect start to the season as they won all their first games only drawing to Osasuna.


Barcelona is coming from a disappointing setback received from their game against Inter Milan A 3-3 Draw at Camp Nou might have partially ended their Champions League run as Barcelona looks to divert their all attention to the League.


Barcelona still has a shot at European glory as they will be qualified for the Europa League.

Barcelona is also coming from the disappointing fixture of that Home game against Celta Vigo, Barcelona didn't look confident at all during their game against Celta, a Lacklustre performance from Xavi's side.


Barcelona might feel more pressurized going into this fixture than Real Madrid.


Injuries

Real is without their main Goalkeeper as there are still doubts about whether Cortuis will be available around El classico or not. With Antonio Rudiger suffering a heavy clash of the head against Shakhtar which led to a head injury for the german this might not prevent him from joining the El Classico on Sunday as Rudiger might appear wearing a mask.


Apart from Courtois, Real Madrid looks sharp with the return of Benzema, Vinicius and Rodrigo can fire start Real Madrid's attack.


However some might not be the same for Barcelona, they have a number of injured payer on the list, their Defensive line might be absent against Real Madrid with Ronald Araujo out injured till 2023, and they also have injuries surrounding Kounde, Christiansen, Bellerin, they might miss the crucial clash against Real Madrid.


The importance of Players like Araujo cannot be underestimated as Ronald had been a star performer against Vinicius in recent El Classico's.


Players to Watch out

The main rivalry that is brewing in La Liga might come out as Robert Lewandowski and Karim Benzema might go Head to Head in the clash. With Karim Benzema surely to win the Balon d'or this season Robert Lewandowski will be looking to grab that award next year.


Lewandowski already is in double figures this year for Barcelona whereas Benzema due to his injury problems hasn't scored goals compared to Lewandowski.


Ousmane Dembele is another Player to watch out for in El Classico, Dembele is playing his heart out for FCBarcelona this season after renewing his contract this season with Barcelona Dembele looks to bury all the hatchet behind him, Barcelona fans seem to have forgotten his rebellious Character.


Vinicius Junior for Real Madrid can wreak havoc down that Left-Wing, the Young Brazilin was outstanding for Real Madrid during their historic 2022 season, but with the absence of Ronald, Araujo Vinicius can again cause defensive problems for Barcelona.


Given if Xavi plays Frankie De Jong against Real Madrid he might come out as a star performer against Madrid, Frankie during his Ajax days has faced Real Madrid in the Champions League making headlines for their 1-4 win against the Bernabeu, However, Frankie has been able to replicate that form for the Catalans.




Mistakes might ruin it for Barcelona

There are no chances of mistakes for the Catalan Club as their champions League journey might have come to an end with a draw against Inter they might divert all their attention to winning the League. Whereas Real Madrid comes after topping their group in the Champions League guaranteed to proceed to the next round.


Against Inter Barcelona was committing consistent mistakes during the Final-Third of the game, This Barcelona might not be accustomed to Pressure during these massive games, However, Barcelona has a good record going up against Real Madrid in La Liga.







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