Barca must win
EL CLASICO is always a huge game in not only the Spanish calendar but across world football, and this time around it could be even more crucial than usual.
Tomorrow Real Madrid have the chance to strike a vicious blow against bitter rivals Barcelona as first meets second in the week 14 clash in La Liga.
Barcelona come into the game six points behind their rivals, knowing defeat would make their chances of retaining the title for a third successive season slim.
“They have the luxury of being able to lose and we don’t,” said Barcelona centreback Gerard Pique at a Catalan sports award ceremony earlier this week.
“If we lose, things become more complicated for us.”
In recent years it has been rare for Madrid to head into a Clasico in an advantageous position. However Real Madrid coach Zinedine Zidane is certain that facing Barcelona will not be any easier than usual.
“We’ll be up against good opponents and I am