LA-LIGA: 11 years record to be broken as El-classico will be played without either of they two players that has dominated the world of football.
Barcelona will host their biggest rival Real Madrid in Sunday’s biggest game of the week, without either Lionel Messi or Cristiano Ronaldo for the first time since December 23rd, 2007.
Messi had a fractured arm in Saturday’s 4-2 win against Seville, just few minutes after scoring his 4th goal in Camp Nou for the campaign, before he was helped off in the 27th minute.
The injury will take the 5 time World Best player out for 3weeks, which will see him miss Inter Milan game in the UEFA Champions League on Wednesday, and Real Madrid game this weekend in La-Liga.
While Cristiano Ronaldo who signed for Real Madrid in 2009, and has helped them win so many titles in his time with them, including helping them secure 3 consecutive Champions League trophies, left the club for Juventus in July, in a deal worth over €100m.
The Real Madrid club have been struggling since the 5 time World Best player left the club, going 5 straight games without a win.
But the Madrid president (Fiorentino) has expressed desire to fire the Madrid manager and hire former Chelsea manager Antonio Conte before the El-classico game against Barcelona.