Nothing to Play for in Final El Clasico of the Season
Added: May 7, 2018
The final El Clasico of the season sees FC Barcelona already crowned champions of Spanish football while Real Madrid languishes in third place of La Liga. The Blaugrana side has also concluded matters with the league cup win against Sevilla last month whereas Los Blancos have a European final date with Liverpool on the horizon. This begs the question whether there is anything to play for in arguably the biggest derby on the planet.
Barca’s Unbeaten Record on the Line
In Barca boss’, Ernesto Valverde, first season at the helm of the club from Catalunya, FC Barcelona has gone 34 games without a loss. Having secured the league and cup double, their sole motivation not to lose the game will be to protect this record as history beckons. With just four games left to the season, the record appears to be in touching distance. However, they will have to be in top form to ward off The Whites’ lethal attacking trio Gareth Bale, Karim Benzema and Cristiano Ronaldo.
El Clasico Still the Top Draw Match in the World
Despite the match being touted as an inconsequential game, each club will be looking to blemish one another’s season. Barca will hope to spoil Real’s run-up to the Champions League final by doing the league double for the season having won the first leg 3-0 at the Bernabeu stadium. Madrid on the other hand, look to stain Barca’s season with a mark on the loss column. Over and above the fight for bragging rights, honour is at stake for both clubs.
There are also personal scores to be settled, with the race for the golden boot in full effect. Lionel Messi leads the league with 32 goals, with Real’s Cristiano Ronaldo a distant second with 24 goals. The two players have both shared 10 Ballon d'Or gongs between them, with the match possibly tipping the scale in either direction. Keep your dial locked for more information about sports betting in Australia on australiaonlinecasino.net.