Real Madrid vs. FC Barcelona is the biggest club football match of all time.
It will be played at the Estadi Olimpic Luis Companys on October 28, 2023.
Both teams have key players out due to injuries.
Real Madrid vs. FC Barcelona is the biggest club football match of all time, drawing global attention as the bitter rivals engage in a high-stakes, high-tension encounter that lasts for ninety minutes.
On October 28, Real Madrid and FC Barcelona will play the biggest match in club football history in a major league match at the Estadi Olimpic Luis Companys.
In order to close the one-point difference between the two teams in the standings, Los Blancos will go to the unknown Estadi Olimpic, a venue Barcelona is using while Camp Nou is being renovated.
With 25 points, Real Madrid is currently in second place, one spot behind Girona. Xavi Hernandez’s team is just behind them, with 24 points.
This is a crucial game because the outcome will impact both teams’ standings, barring a draw.
In 10 games this season, the Catalan club has yet to taste defeat in Spain’s top division of football; in that same number of games, the Whites have eight victories, one tie, and the same amount of defeats.
Xavi’s record versus Carlo Ancelotti is noteworthy because, in the seven games the two managers faced off in, the former won four of them and also prevailed in the Spanish Super Cup final. In the thirteen Clasicos that he has managed, Ancelotti has six wins and seven losses while starting on the bench for Real Madrid. He has never managed a tie.
With only seven hours remaining in the match, it is still unclear which players Barcelona will start because both teams are missing key players due to injuries. However, the number of injuries in Barcelona’s camp is slightly higher than that of Los Blancos.
If Frenkie de Jong, Pedri, and Jules Kounde are not deemed fit to play—which is quite likely—Xavi is undoubtedly thinking about his choices.
It’s possible that Xavi intends to carry with his current strategy, which involves contacting La Masia players to secure their services. This season, Xavi has called up players like Marc Guiu, who last week defeated Athletic Bilbao in the 80th minute, Fermin Lopez, and Lamine Yamal.
Arda Guler, Dani Ceballos, Thibaut Courtois, and Eder Militao will be absent for Real Madrid; the latter two will be sidelined until April due to Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL) tears.
Jude Bellingham has 11 goals and three assists in 12 games this season, so the Los Blancos will be hoping that he can continue to play and deliver.