Title: Barcelona vs. Real Madrid
Date: Monday November 29, 2010
Time: 15:00 EST
Line Ups: Victor Valdés,Gerard Piqué,Carles Puyol,Eric Abidal,Dani Alves,Sergio Busquets,Andrés,Iniesta,Xavi
Pedro,David Villa and Lionel Messi
Subs: Seydou Keita, José Manuel Pinto, Javier Mascherano, Adriano, Maxwell, Bojan Krkic and Jeffrén Suárez
Line Ups: Iker Casillas, Ricardo Carvalho, Pepe, Marcelo, Sergio Ramos, Xabi Alonso, Sami Khedira, Karim Benzema, Mesut Özil, Cristiano Ronaldo and Ángel Di María
Subs: Jerzy Dudek, Mahamadou Diarra, Raúl Albiol, Álvaro Arbeloa, Gonzalo Higuaín, Lassana Diarra and Pedro León
It wouldn't be exaggerating to say that when Real Madrid make the trip to Nou Camp to face arch-rivals Barcelona on Monday, it will be football's equivalent to war.
The 209th El Classico promises to be the best yet. With both teams in destructive form, it is safe to say that they're the two best teams in the world at the moment. Add to that the two best players in the world - Lionel Messi for Barcelona, Cristiano Ronaldo for Madrid - and we have a thriller on our hands.
This time around, there is a new ingredient added to the mixture. A certain Jose Mourinho will lead his Real Madrid side into his first Classico. After a dodgy start to his Madrid project, in which he drew 0-0 in two of three away games, his Madrid side have stormed to the top the La Liga table one point ahead of second placed Barcelona, winning with a combination of flair and defensive solidity.
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