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With the El Clasico just two days away, more and more people are offering their opinions. Today Graham Hunter and Barça legend Johan Cruyff shared their thoughts. Barcelona is also the proud owned of the best league/UCL record this season.
Wile E. Coyote versus the Road Runner - Graham Hunter - ESPNFC
Irrespective of the silken tapestry of talent available on the lush baize of the Camp Nou on Sunday, and your personal preference might easily be for Xabi Alonso, Xavi, Karim Benzema or Andres Iniesta, many who will watch the 83rd Liga Clasico in Barcelona will have the Argentinian-Portuguese referendum as a tasty side dish.
Best start in Europe | FC Barcelona
Tito Vilanova’s team are the only team in Europe to have won all of their league and Champions League games so far this season – six in the domestic competition and two more in Europe. Only Bayern Munch come near to Barça, but the win on Tuesday away to BATE Borissov dented their 100% record.
Alexis Sánchez: Classico could mark 50 games | FC Barcelona
A game against Real Madrid is always special, but for Alexis Sánchez this Sunday’s clash could be something exceptional as it could mark his half century of games for the Club. In his 49 games so far, the Chilean has scored 16 goals.
Cruyff: Real Madrid are in more danger than ever - Goal.com
"Normally you don’t know what is going to happen, but this time I think that Madrid are in more danger than ever because they are so far behind," Cruyff explained to Sky Sports. "If they lose this one it is like having the whole world falling over you. These are normally the games I fear the most. Madrid will do more than everything to change this situation around.
Potential audience of 400 million | FC Barcelona
The Clásico will once again be the centre of worldwide media attention this Sunday and Mediapro, the company which will be producing and distributing the TV signal for the match, is expecting that a total worldwide audience of 400 million viewers will watch the game live.
Rosell proud of Barca transparency - Soccerway
"Barca is more than a club and will be for its entire history," Rosell told reporters. "At Barca you know everything, we are probably the world's most transparent club. Lluis Lainz (author of the book) has helped make this so, explaining the stories that have taken place behind closed doors."
Kyle Maynard silences La Masia | FC Barcelona
The American spoke frankly to his audience. "My message is very clear" he said. "It is not an easy message to live. There are no good excuses … We all have excuses, even Leo Messi and myself, but we can’t let these excuses limit our lives, we can’t let them take away our dreams."
Mourinho's men under Real pressure in Clasico - Yahoo! Eurosport UK
Defeat at the Nou Camp for Jose Mourinho's side, who are chasing a second consecutive title after ending Barca's three-year run as champions, would stretch the Catalan club's lead over their bitter rivals to 11 points.
Match Report: Atletico Madrid 1-0 V. Plzen - Goal.com
Atletico Madrid struck a last-minute winner to gain a slender 1-0 victory over a resolute Viktoria Plzen side in an otherwise turgid Europa League Group A encounter at Vicente Calderon.
Rayo Vallecano none the wiser on floodlight mystery - ESPNFC
"Unfortunately there is no new news on the investigation," Presa said at a press conference in Vallecas on Thursday. "The police have their line of work and we expect they will advance. They know how they must operate and at the moment are doing so in secret."