Real Madrid will be looking to avenge their 3-0 Copa del Rey defeat to Barcelona when they face off for the second time in four days in the La Liga El Clasico on Saturday night.
In the last match, Real Madrid had to recognize the superiority of the opponent with a 0-3 defeat at home, precisely at the Santiago Bernabeu. Santiago Solari's men were eliminated from the Copa del Rey title with an aggregate of 1-4.
However, statistically, the performance of the Los Blancos was not miles behind the La Liga leaders, where Real Madrid players recorded 14 attempted shots for goal and 4 of them headed towards the goal.
On the other hand, Messi-led Barcelona, were only able to create 4 shots, and 2 of them came from Luis Suarez, who was able to break into Keylor Navas' goal.
Barcelona did had a slim lead in possession, but Madrid won a landslide victory in the number of shots.
With a little improvement in the final front, Los Blancos will be able to provide the best resistance and class to the eternal rival in the El Clasico match later.
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Real Madrid: Vinicius Junior
The Copa del Rey semifinal between Real Madrid vs Barcelona on Thursday became the stage for the wonderkid figure from Brazil, Vinicius Junior.Although there was not a single goal that Real Madrid players could boast, but individually, Vinicius had shot six shots, with one right on target.
This is a brilliant record for the 18-year-old footballer, who has also scored 4 goals and 6 assists for Real Madrid in the 2018/2019 season.
Barcelona: Lionel Messi
The figure of Lionel Messi was indeed excluded from the glory of other Barcelona players at El Clasico on Thursday.
Unlike Luis Suarez, who was able to score a brace, or Ousmane Dembele who contributed with one assist, maybe even the figure of Ter Stegen who was firmly guarding the Barcelona goal, there was no single goal nesting fro the Argentine. Messi seemed to be drowning from the other player's charisma.
The next hot game is expected to be a place of revenge for Leo, who has scored 26 goals in 40 meetings with Real Madrid in all competitions.
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Jeet Ghosh is a Football Journalist, living and working in Kolkata with 7 years of experience. He has also worked with Sportzwiki and India.com. Jeet is a sports lover but has special liking for football. He follows the football league’s around the world and is somewhat partial towards Real Madrid.