Nov 17th, 2009 by apartmentblogger
It’s that time of the year again when every football fan starts making plans for one of the most important games in the Spanish league calendar. This year is a little different as both teams have added to their squads and both teams are at the top of the table. There are no prizes for guessing that we are talking about one of the biggest games this season: Barcelona v Real Madrid. Yes, El Clásico is back!
This first of this season’s showdowns takes place at the Camp Nou in Barcelona on 29th November and as usual, promises to be a thrilling match. At the time of writing Barcelona is the current leader by one point and although they are struggling to find form in the Champions League, Barça’s form doesn’t seem to be suffering in La Liga. Real Madrid on the other hand are only one point behind Barcelona in La Liga but have struggled with their form and style of play particularly due to the rotation system that Manuel Pelligrini has put in place although after the last 2 good games we may have seen an end to it as Pelligrini looks like settling for the latest formula.
We don’t know yet if CR9 or Cristiano Ronaldo will play as he is still out with an ankle injury. He’s just flown to Holland and they’ve told him he needs more rest and that he doesn’t need an operation. Whatever happens, Real Madrid might not need to rely on the Portuguese superstar as Kaká and Benzema seem to be playing very well together at the moment and Gonzalo Higuaín seems to be their talisman.
Like every year, El Clásico never fails to draw large crowds whether at home or abroad. If there’s only one match that people will not miss, it’s this one. Feelings are usually high and this edition is not any different. Will Pep Guardiola’s triple winning team overcome Florentino Perez’s “New Galáticos” and strike first blood, or will it be the other way round? Are we going to see another Leo Messi – Cristiano Ronaldo showdown? Start placing your bets please!
You’ll also be able to see the match at the cinema! The Cinesa, Yelmo and Kinepolis cinemas will be showing the game at 7pm on the big screen with incredible sound - all for the price of watching a film. It promises to be one hell of an experience!
Whatever happens at the Camp Nou on 29th November we are surely in for a treat. Some of the best players on the planet will be centre stage and will no doubt produce some of their best football in order to win this match. You’ll be able to see the likes of Kaká, Cristiano Ronaldo, Benzema, Raúl and Gutí take on Barça’s best in the shape of Xavi, Iniesta, Messi, Ibrahimovic and Alvés.
If you’re a football fan and want to see the match at the Camp Nou or even at one of the many pubs in Barcelona that will show the game live, why not rent apartments in Barcelona so you can relax after the game as you’ll surely need a rest after so much emotion!