Lionel Messi is training with the team after a knee injury that led to him going under the knife and cast a shadow of doubt over his availability for the El Clasico, it seems the talisman might return to claim his place under the spotlight next to his rival Cristiano Ronaldo as reports coming out of Spain suggest he could start.
Ronaldo is sure to feature as he looks to extend his goalscoring record in the El Clasico after breaking Raul’s record to become the third top goalscorer in the meeting of Spain’s biggest clubs.
Cristiano Ronaldo is the golden boy of Real Madrid, he has been breaking goalscoring records since arriving in Madrid, Spain. Ronaldo has scored 15 goals against Barcelona in the El Clasico.
Lionel Messi is one the most decorated footballers of his generation, he has played for Barcelona all his life, playing for different age groups until he made it into the senior team.
He currently holds the record to the highest goals scored in the El Clasico, a record previously held by Alfredo Di Stefano.