Camp Nou provides the backdrop to the first Clasico of the 2021/22 La Liga season between Barcelona and Real Madrid. The Catalans are down in eighth, with Los Blancos in fourth by virtue of not having played since before the international break when they were topping the table.
Though the result of Sunday afternoon’s Clasico between Barcelona and Real Madrid won’t be decisive, there’s still the little matter of bragging rights and a confidence boost to be gained from a victory.
Chelsea are reportedly eyeing up a potential transfer deal for Real Madrid left-back Ferland Mendy. The France international has shone at the Bernabeu and looks like he could be a fine signing for Chelsea, even if they already have a very decent option in that position in the form of Ben Chilwell.
Ronald Koeman’s expected Barcelona starting lineup for El Clasico with Real Madrid revealed Ronald Koeman is expected to set his team up in a 4-3-3 formation, with Marc-Andre ter Stegen in goal behind a back four of Sergi Roberto, Gerard Pique, Eric Garcia and Alejandro Balde.
It’s fair to say that since signing for Manchester United, former Ajax star, Donny van de Beek, has had a nightmare. Under Ole Gunnar Solskjaer the Dutchman has barely featured, and in 2021/22, he has played a total of just 141 minutes across three games in all competitions according to transfermarkt.
Barcelona star Jordi Alba could make a shock return to fitness ahead of this weekend’s El Clasico showdown with Real Madrid. La Blaugrana play host to their arch rivals at the Camp Nou on Sunday with the stakes continuing to rise for under pressure boss Ronald Koeman.
Gerard Pique believes there are ‘no favourites’ heading into this weekend’s Clásico. Sunday sees Barcelona and Real Madrid renew their rivalry at Camp Nou in the first instalments of El Clásico this season.
Story via Caughtoffside It appears that nobody is going to come out of the Mathieu Valbuena blackmail trial with much dignity, but it does appear that Karim Benzema should avoid actually going to prison if he is found guilty.
The former Stoke city player Jese Rodriguez now 28 years of age claimed that his ex-girlfirend attempted to run him over. Aurah Ruiz the former Spanish Big Brother was quick to defend these claims as utter rubbish.