The second El Clasico of the season will kick off today as Barcelona look to idolize the dead Johan Cryuff as Real Madrid target revenge.
Barcelona has won four of the last five league games against Real Madrid, including the last two at the Camp Nou.
Recall that the Catalans won earlier this season in a 4-0 rout at the Santiago Bernabeu during Rafa Benitez time in charge.
Madrid hasn’t won at the rival’s venue since a 3-1 result in the semifinals of the 2013 Copa del Rey, when Jose Mourinho was still in charge.
The last time Madrid won at Barcelona in the Spanish league was in the 2011-12 season, when it won the La Liga for the last time.
Saturday will mark the first duel between Zinedine Zidane and Luis Enrique as coaches with the two players one of the best in the world when they played in 2003.
Zidane and Luis Enrique in an El Clasico match during their playing days
The former players almost got into a fight after a foul by Zidane.
Raphael Varane misses out for Madrid while Jeremy Mathieu misses out for Barcelona
Form coming into the match:
Real Madrid: LWWWWW
Barcelona: Bravo, Dani Alves, Masherano, Pique, Jordi Alba, Busquests, Rakitic, Iniesta, Suarez, Messi, Neymar
Real Madrid: Keylor Navas, Carvajal, Sergio Ramos, Pepe, Marcelo, Casemiro, Kroos, Modric, Bale, Benzema, Ronaldo