Fernando Hierro, Real Madrid’s former captain, has remarked that outcomes are quite unstable in El Clasicos – and the same unpredictability applies to this time as well on Sunday.
Barcelona will see Real Madrid at Santiago Bernabeu on Sunday and everyone is awaiting the day with bated breath. In the previous Clasico, Barca and Real drew 0-0.
“The most important thing, given the rivalry, is the joy everyone feels: the club, the fans. And how it really gives you a boost. But anything can happen in El Clasico, as we’ve seen,” said Hierro, courtesy of LaLiga.
“We lost when we were LaLiga champions, we lost at home when we virtually had LaLiga wrapped up, we’ve won in Barcelona when nobody expected us to. There are no guarantees in El Clasico.
“The standings don’t matter; your form doesn’t matter. It doesn’t matter if you’re top of the table, or if you’re LaLiga champions.
“They’re special games. Anything can happen, and that’s fantastic.”
Both teams are struggling to get into a winning form on a regular basis. While Barcelona won their last match 5-0 against Eibar, they have been far from consistent this season. As for Real Madrid, they are now winless for three matches.