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Mar 1, 2020

La Liga's destiny of this season could be decided tomorrow night at the Santiago Bernabeu when the El Clasico rivals clash for the second time this season. Will Messi once again be the difference-maker?

Barcelona will be going to the Spanish Capital with a mission of building on the vital advantage they currently have in the La Liga race. They know a victory will put them five points ahead and with a sizeable lead which could make their life easier in the crucial months ahead.

Last week, they produced one of the most brilliant attacking performance of the season against Eibar at home. That vital victory gave them a two-point lead at top of the League, courtesy of Real Madrid slipping further. They will be in no mood to surrender that advantage, for which they fought with their lives on the line!

Barcelona has it's more than a fair share of struggles away from home. Under Setién they have shown a big improvement in the way they play, but still, away matches are a matter of worry. The mid-week match against Napoli in Europe also showcased the same, but there was a stark difference from what it had been under Valverde. At least we looked solid in defense and had better control in midfield.

Barcelona's away form has been a bit of worry in recent times. In all those troubled times, Santiago Bernebeu has been a mirage in the deep desert for Barcelona. We did very well with our visit to Bernebeu than in any other stadium. We fared better against Real Madrid away from home rather than at home.

How will Barcelona line-Up against Real Madrid?

How Setién will line-up Barcelona at the Bernabeu has been quite some talking point. The most probable formation would be the 4-3-3, as for some reason or due to some conflict with players, that has become the usual formation. It would be quite a surprise if he uses any other formation other than that.

Setién sprung a huge surprise in announcing the squad. The inclusion of Jordi Alba, who has been declared fit surprised everyone. That news is quite a happy one for most fans. In normal cases, we don't want any player to be rushed back from injury. But considering that Firpo is our only option available, it's better to risk Alba's injury than playing Firpo!

The big question on everyone's mind will be whether Braithwaite makes his first start of Barcelona career. He was quite fantastic in the brief stint against Eibar. His experience could be a better tool than Fati. But still, I expect Fati to make the starting line-up as the right side of the trio. The midfield should see De Jong, Busquets and Arthur. The defense in all probability should have Alba, Semedo, Pique, and Lenglet.

Barcelona has been quite stable in terms of form in recent matches, which helped them to be on trail of Real Madrid. Meanwhile, Real Madrid has been struggling in recent matches, which saw them gave up their lead on top. Barcelona looks like in better shape than their rivals coming up to this match.

Messi has been wonderful in the last match against Eibar, where he scored four at home. In the last six matches, he has assisted six goals and scored four. If he continues in this form, Real Madrid could be in for a worrying night at the Bernebeu.

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