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Barcelona and Real Madrid face harsh tests in front of Clasico

Barcelona and Real Madrid face harsh tests in front of Clasico

Barcelona and Real Madrid face harsh tests in front of Clasico
December 12
15:11 2019

MADRID (REUTERS) – Barcelona and Real Madrid are level on focuses at the La Liga summit and both face harsh tests this end of the week in front of their modified Clasico conflict next Wednesday (Dec 18).

Barca travel to the Basque Country to take on fourth-put Real Sociedad on Saturday, while Real visit a resurgent Valencia side 24 hours after the fact.

After a troublesome beginning to the season, Barca have lost only one of their last 16 in all rivalries and mentor Ernesto Valverde feels they are clicking into gear at the perfect time.

“We’re positively. It’s great to see this sort of consistency. We needed to get through a troublesome spell to get to where we are presently,” he said.

“We experienced issues, with various advances harmed and they needed to attempt to get once again into structure on the foot, with brief period. We generally need to succeed at this club, the players know and feel it. We are extremely content with how things are going and we’ve indicated by and by that we generally need to win, whoever we play.”

Saturday’s rivals Sociedad have lurched marginally recently in the wake of fixing La Liga toward the beginning of November, winning only two of their last six to slip to fourth, seven points off the table toppers.

In the mean time Real, who have won eight of their last 10 in all rivalries, travel to a light Valencia, who verified an impossible billet in the last 16 of the Champions League with an amazing triumph away to Ajax Amsterdam in midweek regardless of missing nine first-group regulars through damage.

Genuine mentor Zinedine Zidane faces a troublesome choice on whether to rest midfield general Casemiro for the outing to Mestalla.

The Brazilian has begun in the entirety of the club’s La Liga matches this season, however he is a yellow card away from missing Wednesday’s Clasico through suspension having gotten four appointments as of now this crusade.

“He’s played (in the Champions League) and we’ll view it for the following game, and see what we do in Valencia. He hasn’t got a lot of rest, however I’m not going to state what my arrangement is,” said Zidane.

Third-put Sevilla will would like to exploit if both of the best two foul up when they have Villarreal, while Atletico Madrid have Osasuna and Eibar visit Athletic Bilbao in a Basque derby.

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