It’s been quite a while since the least Clasico between Barcelona and Real Madrid. Hosted by the Catalan side at the Camp Nou, it’s a chance for either the home side to open a six point lead over their huge rivals or for Real Madrid to tie things up at the top of the table and make their disappointing start this season a thing of the past. If you don’t know where to watch this match, we’re here to offer you some options.
Both teams, as expected, have been quite successful early on this season. Barcelona have won eight of their first nine matches this season, drawing only once on their visit to Osasuna, the match ending in a 0-0 draw. Real Madrid have dropped three points more, losing two in their draw against Villarreal and three more in a home loss to Atletico Madrid, who are also above them in the league table.
Barcelona lead the league with 25 points and a goal difference of +25, far better than anyone else, including Atletico (+14) or Real (+10). As expected, their top scorer is Lionel Messi, who has missed a few matches with hamstring injury. He has scored 8 goals in the league this season, but Barcelona have found other sources for scoring this season: Pedro with 5 and Alexis Sanchez with 4.
Real Madrid, third in the table, have found it a bit harder to produce some good football this season, or better alternatives to Cristiano Ronaldo. He’s tied with Lionel Messi for 8 goals so far this season, but only one other player has scored more than two goals this season: Isco, who has scored four goals, but hasn’t been as effective over the last month or so.