Real Madrid vs Barcelona – LIVE Reddit Soccer 10 April 2021
Real Madrid vs Barcelona:
Match: Real Madrid vs FC Barcelona
Date: Saturday 10 April 2021
Kick-off time: 8:00 pm, (UK time)
Stadium: Estadio Alfredo Di Stéfano
Real Madrid are reigning La Liga champions after winning just their third title in 12 seasons back in July. Now, they’re back in with a real chance of retaining their crown. Last weekend, los Blancos easily beat Eibar 2-0 in Valdebebas, meaning they’ve now taken 23 points from the last 27 available. Also, back in October, they won this season’s earlier Clásico 3-1 at Camp Nou. So, Zinedine Zidane’s side are currently third, three points behind Atlético who travel to Real Betis on Sunday night. Thus, they would go top for the first time since 4 October with a victory here.
At the same time, Real Madrid, the familiar scent of European glory in its nostrils, breezes past Liverpool and edges Chelsea to win a place in the Champions League final. Real Madrid would, by most measures, be the underdog in Istanbul. Manchester City and Bayern Munich, certainly, are more coherent, more complete teams. Even Paris St.-Germain, its mission for revenge fueled by the brilliance of Kylian Mbappé, has more star power, more forward momentum, as it proved so thrillingly on Wednesday night in Munich.
As Barcelona trained ahead of the game, there was no sign of Koeman’s trident of Lionel Messi, Ousmane Dembele and Antoine Griezmann. Likewise, Real Madrid worked without any sign of Zidane opting for his attacking trio of Marco Asensio, Karim Benzema and Vinicius Junior. Koeman is keeping a close eye on Gerard Pique’s recovery. If he’s ready, he’ll start in the defence. If not, it’ll be Oscar Mingueza, Ronald Araujo and Clement Lenglet making up Barcelona’s back three. There is also a chance that Frenkie de Jong could feature in defence.