After a bright start to the year, the last weeks at Real have been rather gloomy. First, the “creamy ones” flew out of Copa del Rey from Real Sociedad (3: 4), then they lost the first line in La Liga, and this week they also lost in the Champions League Manchester City in their field (1: 2) .
However, in the upcoming meeting, the team of Zinedine Zidane has a chance to fix everything at least in the championship. To do this, the “Royal Club” needs to beat Barcelona at home. In the last five matches in La Liga, Real Madrid defeated Osasuna (4: 1), Atlético (1: 0) and Valladolid (1: 0). The “Royal Club” everything was going fine, but suddenly “Real” failed to beat the house “Celta” (2: 2). The next match turned out even worse. “Creamy” lost to “Levante” (0: 1). As a result, plus three points over Barcelona turned into minus two.
If “Real” in recent weeks passed, then “Barcelona”, on the contrary, added. The Catalans played away with Napoli in the Champions League (1: 1) away, and won all four of their last matches in the championship. “Barca” in these meetings defeated “Levante” (2: 1), “Betis” (3: 2), “Getafe” (2: 1) and defeated “Eibar” (5: 0). Victories helped the “blue-garnet” to head the table again. However, the guest form of the Catalans is still far from ideal. Outside of Camp Nou, Barcelona earned 18 points, which is less than Real and Sevilla. “Getafe” received the same number of points at a party and “Real Sociedad” was only one point behind.