ElClasico remains to be a detailed sport and this weekend's winner could depend upon only one particular person duel on the pitch. Before this poster between FC Barcelona and Real Madrid at Camp Nou, we analyze six essential duels.
Marc-Andre ter Stegen vs Karim Benzema
Benzema is in distinctive kind: he arrives at this Clasico with already 9 objectives in 8 LaLiga Santander video games and he helped France to win the ultimate match of the Nations League. The key Real Madrid participant is unstoppable in the mean time however ter Stegen has managed to close down the Frenchman in recent times. In reality, Benzema solely scored two objectives in 1075 minutes towards the German within the Clasicos. The quantity 9 nevertheless scored within the final confrontation, a 2-1 victory of Los Blancos in Valdebebas.
Vinícius Jr vs Gerard Piqué
Benzema is the first supply of Real Madrid's objectives however one other participant is in nice form, it's the Brazilian Vinícius who ought to use his pace and creativity towards Gerard Pique. The Brazilian and the Spaniard are at reverse levels of their careers, so will probably be the boldness of the youth within the face of the veteran's expertise at Camp Nou.
Frenkie de Jong vs Casemiro
As is usually the case in soccer, the center battle will probably be essential, particularly the one between Frenkie de Jong and Casemiro. These two gamers deliver power to their groups and are in a position to shine in massive matches. Indispensable to guard their defenses but additionally to grease the sport of their groups, de Jong and Casemiro will probably be two key gamers this Sunday.
Gavi vs Eduardo Camavinga
We could see a leap sooner or later throughout this Clasico, Gavi (17 years outdated) and Camavinga (18 years outdated) could probably play a couple of minutes at Camp Nou. Both of those gamers impressed firstly of this 2021/22 season, with Gavi having a direct influence popping out of La Masia whereas Camavinga has already been convincing a number of weeks after his switch from Rennes to Real Madrid. If these two midfielders play this weekend, they need to occupy the identical sq. and could be decisive on the finish of the sport.
Ansu Fati vs David Alaba
There is a number of pleasure in Barcelona concerning Ansu Fati's return, after an damage that took him away from the pitch for 10 months. The younger striker has additionally scored towards Levante for his comeback and he has since inherited the quantity 10 from Lionel Messi. He will subsequently need to mark the spirits towards Real Madrid, as he managed to do final 12 months. But he must face David Alaba, one in every of Real Madrid's summer time signing. Even if the protection of Los Blancos is not waterproof this season, it is not Alaba's fault and the Austrian will need to depart Camp Nou with out conceding a purpose.
Memphis Depay vs Thibaut Courtois
While ter Stegen vs Benzema is a normal duel of this poster, the battle between Courtois and Depay is comparatively new. They solely shared 17 minutes on a pitch in 2015/16 after they each performed in England. So will probably be nearly a primary for the Belgian and the Dutch this weekend. The two gamers have began effectively this season and the ultimate results of this Clasico could depend upon a head to head between these males.