One of the biggest fixtures in world football, El Clasico, is set to take place on Sunday, March 19th, as Barcelona host Real Madrid at the Camp Nou. This match is particularly significant as Barcelona currently holds a nine-point lead over their rivals in the La Liga standings, and a victory would extend their lead to an even more commanding 12 points with only 12 games remaining.
Barcelona has been dealing with injury issues, with both Pedri and Ousmane Dembele unlikely to feature in the match. However, the team is still expected to put forth a strong lineup, featuring the likes of Frenkie de Jong, Sergio Busquets, and new sensation Gavi. Meanwhile, Real Madrid is only missing David Alaba due to injury and Alvaro Rodriguez, who is suspended for the match.
One key player to watch for Real Madrid is Karim Benzema, who is expected to return to the starting lineup despite picking up a knock in the midweek Champions League win. Benzema has been in fine form this season, with 23 goals and eight assists in all competitions, and his presence on the pitch could make a significant impact.
Both teams will be eager to come out on top in this match, but Barcelona has the added motivation of potentially securing their hold on the La Liga title. Real Madrid will have to put forth a strong performance if they hope to reel in the Blaugrana in the remaining matches of the season.
The match is set to kick off at 9:00 PM local time in Barcelona and will be watched by millions of football fans around the world. As always, El Clasico is sure to be a thrilling match with plenty of drama and excitement on display.
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