How's your nerve? Barcelona take on Real Madrid today knowing that there is a distinct possibility of extra-time and penalties settling the Clasico for the first time in history. Imagine that: there have been over 200 meetings between the two clubs in competitive matches and around 60 or so meetings between the two sides in knock-out competition, but we have never once seen a penalty shoot-out. Of course, neither side will be too keen to see this one play out until extra-time; both Barca and Madrid have difficult schedules but does anyone really suspect we will be able to find a winner within regulation time? Despite the gulf in points between the two teams in La Liga, recent results suggest that the El Clasico is closer than ever.
On the other hand, Barcelona have been struggling for form as of late; while they are picking up victories, it's safe to say that they are far from their best, and maybe you think Real Madrid can capitalise? Maybe you think that Real Madrid are simply not good enough on their travels and that Barcelona will emerge victorious? Whatever the case, here's your chance to predict the score of tonight's Clasico. All you have to do is vote in our poll below and by comment with your prediction to be in with a chance of winning a Barca-related prize at the season's end. Best of luck!
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