Barcelona vs real Madrid: Ahead of the La Liga’s most-awaited encounter at Camp Nou on Wednesday, Real Madrid’s manager Zinedine Zidane on Saturday said that they were not even thinking about Clasico and are focused on Sunday game against Valencia. Zidane said that he was concerned about the upcoming game and least interested in facing Barcelona at Camp Nou.
It would not be easy for Real Madrid to dominate Valencia who have won three consecutive games. It would also be interesting to see whether Real Madrid pick Brazilian Casemiro. Zidane said that he would select a starting line-up for tomorrow’s game. He also emphasized that thinking about Clasico would be a mistake.
Ferland Mendy and Marcel Vieira could not play the upcoming game as the French footballer was banned while the Brazilian injured. In the points table, Real Madrid are the second spot with 34 points. They won 10 out of 15 encounters. While Barcelona have reclaimed the top spot, winning 11 matches out of 16.
The Real Madrid coach also praised Valencia, saying Albert Celades-led team has been playing well and getting desired results. Zidane admitted that it was a big challenge to take on Valencia. He was hopeful that his side would display all their professionalism and experience at the Mestalla Stadium.
Meanwhile, millions of fans across the world are waiting for the Barcelona vs Real Madrid game. There has been a great rivalry between the two top teams of the Spanish league. Despite Juventus star Cristiano Ronaldo not playing for Real Madrid, the rivalry between the Lionel Messi-led team seems to have no end.
Real Madrid’s main focus would be to stop Argentine footballer who is currently the top scorer with 12 goals in the league. Messi recently overtook Ronaldo when he scored 35th La Liga hat-trick against Real Mallorca. Ronaldo had 34 La Lig trebles. The GOAT also surpassed Ronaldo in Ballon d’Or awards after winning his sixth. Ronaldo had won the prestigious title five times.