FC Barcelona will face the 2022 European Champions Real Madrid on the 24th of this month in a friendly match in the United States.
The last time both teams met was in La Liga last season with Xavi and his men defeating Carlo Ancelotti’s men 4 goals to nothing.
Three talking points ahead of the match are;
1. XAVI’S STARTING LINEUP IN ATTACK.
With Robert Lewandowski, Raphinha, Aubameyang, Ansu Fati, Ousmane Dembele, Ferran Torres, and Memphis Depay all vying for a place up front, it will interesting to see how Xavi will line up his attack against arch-rivals Real Madrid.
2. THE MIDFIELD BATTLE
Another interesting aspect of the match will be the battle of the Midfield. The likes of Real Madrid’s Casemiro, Valverde, Luka Modric, and Toni Kroos, will be battling with Barcelona’s Pedri, Franck Kessie, Busquets, and De Jong, among others for the masters of the midfield.
3. REAL MADRID’S RESPONSE TO THE 4-0 DEFEAT
Carlo Ancelotti’s men will be looking to respond to the 4-nil defeat to Barca at the Santiago Bernabeu.