The sixth clasico of the season takes place on Saturday night.
Real against Barca is soccer’s Spanish Civil War. Barcelona has cut Madrid’s seemingly unassailable lead in the league from 10 points to four. El Clasico has been moved one day earlier from Sunday to Saturday due to the matches of Barcelona with Chelsea in London on 18 April and the return fixture on 24 April and matches of Real Madrid with Bayern on 17 and 25 April. Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo’s record goalscoring form looms as the decisive factor when Spanish league leader Real Madrid play at Barcelona on Saturday in a crucial clasico that will effectively determine the destiny of the title. Coach Pep Guardiola, who has only lost once in 10 games against Real, said “if they win La Liga is over.”
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