Barcelona vs Real Madrid: 5 things to look forward to.
Barcelona’s biggest hurdle to an unbeaten season comes against their biggest rivals
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The latest El Clasico arrives with little to play for but bragging rights. Barcelona have already secured the top spot while Real Madrid are tussling with their city rivals Atletico for the runner-up spot. Barcelona’s unbeaten run adds an extra dimension, of course.
Barcelona have had a week to rest, while Real Madrid enter following their exhausting 2-2 draw against Bayern Munich. Both have a match to play in midweek, having a game to make up from when Barcelona played in the Copa del Rey final as Madrid were due to play Sevilla. However, the focus will fully be on this game.
Iniesta is still suffering from a minor muscle issue but should feature in some capacity. Otherwise, Barcelona have a fully fit squad and Philippe Coutinho and Ousmane Dembele could make their first appearances in an El Clasico. Dani Carvajal is still out for Madrid, while Raphaël Varane and Isco are doubts.
Here are five things to look forward to: