Ahead of El Clasico, we compare two of Futbol Club Barcelona and Real Madrid’s key attacking threats to see who has the edge…
The eyes of the footballing world will be focused on the Nou Camp on Saturday Night, when Barcelona and Real Madrid meet in the 232nd El Clasico, live on Sky Sports 1 HD.
The eyes of the footballing world will be on this game but under particular scrutiny will be the £159m of talent the two sides recruited in the summer of 2013, namely Neymar and Gareth Bale.
If Luis Enrique’s side are to achieve a fourth La Liga double in eight seasons then the Brazilian is likely to play a key part in their success. Neymar has contributed directly to 31 goals this season, scoring 21 and assisting a further 10.
The 24-year-old may have been eclipsed by team-mates Lionel Messi and Luis Suarez as well as Real’s Cristiano Ronaldo in the goal scoring stakes, but he has proven to be La Liga’s most creative player, setting up 82 chances – 18 more than any other La Liga player and 27 more than any of his Barcelona team-mates.
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