Today we, football lovers are expecting another great match between these grands: Barcelona and Real Madrid, another el gran classico. Barcelona leeds 2-0 and it’s a great opportunity for them to pass the semi finals. But this is champions league, this is el classico and real madrid will not give up so easily.Mourinho and his guys will put their best to show the world they are good enough to win over barcelona at Noucamp
Guardiola had good news with the return of Abidal (liver tumour) and Andrés Iniesta (right calf) to his squad on the eve of the game. However, Martín Montoya’s first start for the club on Saturday lasted 14 minutes before he was taken off with a broken collarbone and dislocated shoulder. Gabriel Milito tore a thigh muscle scoring a disallowed goal late on and joins Maxwell (groin) and Adriano (right thigh) on the sidelines. Bojan Krkić (knee ligament) is a long-term absentee.
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Sami Khedira has not played since tearing his right adductor muscle in the Copa del Rey final. Fernando Gago remains absent with a torn adductor.
Saturday: Real Sociedad de Fútbol 2-1 Barcelona
(Ifrán 71, Prieto 82pen; Thiago 29)
The Catalan giants’ 31-game unbeaten run in the Liga, one shy of Real Sociedad’s 31-year-old Spanish top-flight record, ended as Guardiola made seven changes to the side that defeated Real Madrid last Wednesday. Only Lionel Messi, Xavi, Gerard Piqué and Keita retained their places.
Saturday: Real Madrid 2-3 Real Zaragoza
(Ramos 62, Benzema 84; Lafita 41 77, Gabi 54pen)
Ricardo Carvalho was sent off six minutes from time as Madrid, who paraded the Copa del Rey before kick-off, slipped to their first back-to-back defeats of the season. The Merengues have conceded eight goals in their last three games; as many as they shipped in 22 previous outings.
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