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Real Madrid – Barcelona marks the dispute for Espanyol’s leadership and Lewandowski’s debut in ‘El Clasico’

The teams face each other from 11:15 (Brasília time) next Sunday, the 16th, at the Santiago Bernabéu, for the ninth round.

EFE/SERGIO PEREZVinicius Júnior and Piqué collide during a match between Barcelona and Real Madrid
Vinicius Júnior and Piqué collide during a match between Barcelona and Real Madrid

Real Madrid AND Barcelona face each other from 11:15 (Brasília time) next Sunday, 16, at the Santiago Bernabéu, for the ninth round of Spanish Championship. More than the main classic in Spain, the encounter will also be a direct duel for the leaders of the tournament. Although the race is still in the initial phase, the Madrid and Catalans already show that the fight for the title in the 2022/23 season will be “head to head”. Currently with 22 points, the team is leading Xavi Hernandez is in the first position, but has the same result as the Merengues, benefiting only in the criterion of goal difference. So whoever wins will be at the top until at least the middle of next week when the tenth round is played.

The clash of this Sunday, the 16th, will also mark the debut of Robert Lewandowski in “El Cásico”, as the meeting between Real Madrid and Barcelona is known. The main signing of the season, the attacker also participated in a friendly between the teams, during the training period in Las Vegas, in the United States of America. However, this time the Pole will have the opportunity to score in an official match, confirming his decision-making power. Last Wednesday, the 12th, it is worth remembering, the striker scored twice against Inter and kept Barça alive in Champions League.

“El Clasico” will also serve as a “rematch” for Real Madrid. the team of Carlo Ancelotti, it’s true, won the last Spanish championship and ended last season celebrating the Champions League title. The last match with Barcelona, ​​however, was not happy for the capitals. On March 20 of this year, in a valuable match for the return of Liga Liga 2021/22, the “Blancos” were surprised and ended up defeated by Barça with a score of 4-0, in the middle of the Santiago Bernabeu. On this occasion, Aubamenyang (twice), Ronald Araújo and Ferrán Torres scored for the Catalans.

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