After what feels like a long wait, the latest chapter in the world’s most famous rivalry will be written in La Liga on Saturday
It feels as if it has been a while, but the biggest game in world football returns this weekend.
Real Madrid and Barcelona will clash in La Liga for the first time since April on Saturday, and it may be a must-win Clasico for Zinedine Zidane’s side if they wish to keep the title race alive.
Since losing to Madrid in the Supercopa de Espana at the start of the campaign, Barca have roared ahead of their rivals and sit 11 points clear of them in the Spanish top flight — albeit having played a game extra.
The visit to the Santiago Bernabeu, though, has always been the most challenging test of their season.
In fact — despite their undoubted greatness — Barca are still chasing Madrid in a number of categories when the history of the two clubs is compared head-to-head, though they have the edge in some areas too.