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Real Madrid RMA Alaba (32'), Vazquez (90+3)
Primera Division Gameweek 10
Oct 24, 2021 KO: 14:15

Barcelona - Real Madrid

Camp Nou Barcelona
Referee: José Sánchez
  32' Alaba
  90+3 Vazquez
Agüero 90+7  

Match preview

Pedri and Alba still out? How Barcelona and Real Madrid could line up for El Clasico

Ronald Koeman will have to get the very best out of his squad if his injury-ravaged team are to beat Real Madrid on Sunday

The odds will be stacked against Ronald Koeman’s Barcelona side when they welcome Real Madrid to Camp Nou for the first El Clasico of the season on Sunday evening.

The Catalan giants are without a number of key players for the high-profile clash but simply can’t lose this match for fear of Koeman losing his job and the club once again descending into anarchy.

Similarly, Madrid are also without some big players and will be hoping to put a troubled start to the new season behind them with all three points against their historical rivals.

For Koeman, there are notable holes across the team that will need to be filled if Barca have any hope of winning this match.

In defence, the Catalan giants will be without Ronald Araujo in the centre of defence and Jordi Alba at left-back. As such, Eric Garcia will likely be tasked with filling in at centre back and Alejandro Balde will step in on the left.

Barca will also likely be without Pedri in midfield for this clash, so Koeman is likely to stick with Gavi, Sergio Busquets and Luuk de Jong in the centre of the park. Up front the team are still without Ousmane Dembele and Martin Braithwaite, so Sergino Dest may be tasked with playing on the right wing for the game.

Madrid also have some injury problems of their own but they should be able to put out a starting XI without too many compromises.

Daniel Carvajal remains out with an injury, but will likely be replaced by Nacho at right-back. Similarly, injuries to Gareth Bale, Eden Hazard and Isco should be accommodated by better and in-form players at Carlo Ancelotti’s disposal.

How Barca and Real Madrid could line up

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  Average Match Rating  
6.5
  Home  
6.6
6.8
  Away  
6.8
6.6
  Total  
6.7

Match statistics

Barcelona
Statistics
Real Madrid
Games Played
20
20
 
Results
 
Wins
10
12
Draws
5
5
Losses
5
3
 
Goals Scoring
 
Goals Scored
35
44
Goals Per Game
1.75
2.20
More > 2.5 Goals
13
12
More > 3 Goals
6
7
Scored First in a Match
10
10
Scored Both Halves
5
5
Won More > 1 Goal
5
7
 
Other
 
Goals Conceded
26
19
Did Not Score
5
3
Both Teams Scored
11
11
Kept Clean Sheet
6
8
Won Without Conceding
4
6
Games Played
20
20
 
Possession
 
Touches
903
801
Possession
68
61
Passes
739
622
 
Attacking
 
Total Shots
12
16
Shots on Target
4.95
5.90
Goals out of Shots
0.14
0.13
Crosses
13
22
Offsides
2.28
2.20
Penalties
0.15
0.15
 
Defensive
 
Clean Sheets
0.30
0.40
Tackles Won
-
-
Clearances
9.11
11
Interceptions
10
9.44
Own Goals
0.05
0.00
Aerials Won
11
11
Total Shots Conceded
9.50
9.65
Shots on Target Conceded
3.68
3.65
Goals out of Shots Conceded
0.16
0.12
 
Discipline
 
Fouls
12
11
Yellow Cards
1.95
1.95
Red Cards
0.05
0.00

Injuries

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  4. Hamstring image description
  5. Meniscus injury image description