El classico preview
This isn't like other classicos we have witnessed in the past as This is the first one that Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo are not involved in.
Cristiano Ronaldo left real Madrid in the summer of 2017 for in a deal worth up to $100 million to Italian heavyweights Juventus where he won the scudetto and best player and scorer in Italy but the champions league evaded him.
In the summer of 2021, Manchester United shocked the footballing world and signed him in a deal worth close to £15 million and handed him the prestigious number 7 short and he has been impressive.
Lionel Messi left Barcelona this summer as a result of the Catalan financial difficulties.
He joined French heavyweights Paris saint Germain on a free transfer on a two year deal.
They have more than one $1 billion in debt and have exceeded their pay gap limit for la Liga clubs
The reason for this financial decline is the previous board as they made unnecessary expenditures in terms of player acquisition process and agent fees, current President Joan laporta say the crisis should be dealt with within a year.
This will be a stellar match, So many youngsters on display for both teams,
Barcelona young guns Ansu fati and pedri recently signed contract extension with both having a $ 1billion release clause, They will be looking to put on a show.
Vinicius junior has been on fire this season with Karim benzema, scoring in almost all previous la Liga matches, Barcelona's defence will look to silence them if they hope for a win.
Sergio kun aguero is available for selection after a lengthy stay on the sidelines after his free transfer from Manchester city last summer, Jordi Alba was named in the matchday squad even though he had a knock in the champions league.
David Alaba is a doubt after he returned from international duty with Austria, Dani carvajal, Karim benzema and eden hazard are in the matchday squad.
Summer purchase Eduardo camavinga is fit and has been sensational for Madrid, An excellent player.
Barcelona announced they had sold 100% of the tickets available by Thursday, Shows you the significance of the squad.
Barcelona great dani alves and former coach coach Luis Enrique will be in attendance at the camp nou.
I expect Barcelona to win this one on any day, What are your predictions?