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Super Sunday | The impact of a “non-Messi” El Clasico

El Clasico is a match between the two biggest sides in Spain, namely Barcelona and Real Madrid. This Sunday will be the first El Clasico since 2003/04 when neither Messi or Ronaldo haven't appear in it. So what impact will they exclusion have on this rivalry?


Lionel Messi needs no introduction. In 45 games against Real Madrid in all competitions, Messi is the leading scorer in the Clasico with 26 goals. His rivalry with Ronaldo was one for the ages that catapulted the viewership of the El Clasico. Now since they both gone, should we still watch it? I think so because there's still a lot of talent on offer. The likes of Aguero will be looking to make their mark on the show piece.

A new era begins when some of the most promising young stars look to write their names in history when they step on the field in this weekend's El Clasico clash. The likes of Pedri, Ansu Fati, Gavi, Vinicius Junior and Rodrygo will all be looking to prove a point and cement their names in the history books. But we can't forget that in the last three El Clasico’s Real Madrid has held the slight edge beating Barcelona 3 times. With Benzema still in their ranks, Real Madrid just look like the superior team and it shows with their position on the log. The Frenchman has been in scintillating form having scored 8 goals in as many appearances. He has taken the leadership role after the departure of club captain Sergio Ramos in the Summer. He looks to be playing a key role in his team's success and the responsibility of winning will fall on him. His recent inclusion in the French national team has proven significant so it only means that Real Madrid will have an in form forward.

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