But the scale may tip Barcelona, more than rivals Real Madrid, by virtue of several points in the interest of the “Catalan” club before the Alfredo Di Stefano stadium.
The Barcelona train has never stopped this year, and it appears that coach Ronald Koeman’s squad has been extremely stable since we entered the new year.
Barcelona did not lose a game in the league during 2021, which makes the process of stopping him difficult by the “royal”.
Real Madrid faces a real problem, represented by the absence of 3 of its basic defensive elements, which makes it facing Lionel Messi and his comrades with the second defensive line.
The central defenders, Sergio Ramos and Raphael Varane, are absent from the meeting, in addition to right-back Dani Carvajal.
Barcelona captain Lionel Messi is living his best days, since his crisis with the team last summer, where he is the top scorer today, and leaves an artistic imprint in every match he plays with the team.
Barcelona’s failure to participate in the Champions League after leaving the last round, means that its focus is on the league, and it has benefited from a long rest, unlike Real Madrid, who faced Liverpool a few days ago, and is preparing to face it again on Wednesday.
Atletico top the league standings with 66 points, Barcelona are second with 65 points, and Real Madrid are behind them with 63 points.