El Clasico: the biggest rivalry in Spain, and possibly even worldwide. It brings a global audience to see the biggest and best names in football
Barcelona vs Real Madrid is always an enticing affair, with many watching to see the football on offer.
Here, we look at 5 players that can make the difference for Barcelona.
5. Marc-Andre Ter Stegen
New Barcelona signing Marc-Andre Ter Stegen will possibly be playing in his first El Classico game and will be looking to impress new manager Luis Enrique. The German goalkeeper has made an average start to life at the Nou Camp. Ter Stegen will have his work cut-out tonight as he will try to keep out the likes of Karim Benzema and Cristiano Ronaldo.
4. Ivan Rakitic
Croatian midfielder Ivan Rakitic will also be playing in his first El Classico and will also want to impress Barcelona manager Luis Enrique. The midfield battle will be an exciting affair as Rakitic could be up against fellow-countryman Luka Modric. Rakitic's passing could be key to breaking through Real Madrid's defence.
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Brazilian attacker Neymar is another player that Barcelona will look to for a victory over their rivals, Real Madrid. Neymar is in great form so far this season; scoring 8 goals in 7 league games. With his attacking presence, Neymar will be a danger man up front for a Barcelona side looking for a win over Real Madrid.
2. Luis Suarez
The Uruguayan striker will be playing in his first El Classico game, and will be making his league debut for Barcelona against Real Madrid. With his goals coring excellence leading his former side Liverpool to a grasp of the Premier League title last season, he will hope to get his Barcelona career off to a great start in the El Classico tonight.
1. Lionel Messi
Lionel Messi will be Barcelona's main man in tonight's El Classico. The Argentine is no stranger to the rivalry of Barcelona vs Real Madrid, and will ensure his performance will be a good one to help his side to victory. Messi is the all-time top goal scorer across all El Classico games; scoring 21 times for Barcelona. Real Madrid's defence will have a tough time keeping the World Cup runner-up out this evening.
What do you think? Who do you think will be vital for Barcelona? And who do you think will win; Barcelona or Real Madrid? Comment below.
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