2011-2012 Spanish La Liga: Real Madrid Vs FC Barcelona Preview
Real Madrid Vs FC Barcelona: The Spain Primera Division football match between Real Madrid (1st) and FC Barcelona (2nd) kicks off 21:00 GMT this Saturday (10 Dec. 2011) at Santiago Bernabéu, Madrid, in perhaps the most anticipated match in the first El Clasico of the 2011-2012 season (Spanish Primera División).
Real Madrid, currently three points clear at the top of Spanish La Liga and have a game in hand on Barca. Madrid comes in this match as first in Primera Division with 37 points so far, recording 12 wins 1 draw and 1 loss. The team has the best offense so far scoring 49 goals and conceded 10 in 14 matches.
Real Madrid has played 6 Spain Primera Division matches this season on Estadio Santiago Bernabeu. On home ground, Real Madrid has won 6, drawn 0 and lost 0 matches, and this ranked Los Galacticos first in home team performance in the Spain Primera Division.
José Mourinho’s team deserves their lead, as they have been the best side in La Liga this season. Cristiano Ronaldo has been his usual imperious self and the Portuguese has already netted a stunning 17 goals in just 14 league matches.
FC Barcelona aren’t bad themselves, currently sits on the second place of Spanish La Liga at the moment with 34 points, recording 10 victories 4 draws and a loss so far, scoring 47 goals and conceding 7 in 15 matches.
Barcelona team has performed poorly away from Camp Nou so far, and has played 6 Spain Primera Division matches this season away from home. On away ground, FC Barcelona has won 2, drawn 3 and lost 1 matches, and this ranked the Barca third in away team performance in the Spain Primera Division.
Lionel Messi may win this year’s Ballon D’Or for a third successive time, and his 17 goals in 15 matches is remarkable as Messi is universally regarded as a great scorer.
Real Madrid: Casillas, Marcelo, Ramos, Pepe, Arbeloa, Khedira, Alonso, Diarra, Di Maria, Ronaldo and Benzema.
Barcelona: Valdes, Alves, Pique, Puyol, Abidal, Xavi, Busquets, Iniesta, Sanchez, Messi and Villa.