Real Madrid will face Barcelona in one of the most anticipated El Clasico challenges in years this Sunday.Los Blancos had dominated in recent years until the end of last season when Barcelona destroyed Real Madrid at the Santiago Bernabeu 4-0. During the summer, the Blaugrana also put into action a complete rebuild and recruited several stars.
The two teams are level on points at the top of La Liga, having won seven games and drawn one each. The Catalans lead the classification thanks to the goal difference.
Speaking at the premiere of his new documentary “The Phenomenon: Rise, Fall and Redemption”, Ronaldo Nazario told Sport that he expects one player to hold the keys to the match.
“I dare to say that the most important player of the match will be Benzema and he will celebrate it only one day later with the Ballon d’Or” “I think that Madrid, playing at home, has an advantage, but both teams are playing very, very good footbal,” said Ronaldo.
So far, the Frenchman has not reached the heights of last season, as he has had problems with injuries. However, Real Madrid look a completely different team with and without the Frenchman and given Barca’s recent defensive woes, Benzema will no doubt be in for a productive night.
On the other side of the pitch, Los Blancos are expected to be without Thibaut Courtois, who missed training on
Saturday with a physical problem.