" 53 days later ... who benefits most from the postponement of the Classic?

The Classic on Wednesday had to have originally been played on October 28, but the situation that was living in the streets of Barcelona at that time caused it to be decided to postpone the appointment to December 18. This change has not only been dates, but has also been noted in the trends of the Classic contenders.

If this match, corresponding to day 10, had been played when he played, Barcelona came to the appointment as a solo leader. He threw meringues at one point. As of tomorrow, the Catalans also come leaders, but with the difference that they share that label with Real Madrid. They are tied at 35 points at the top of the table.

On the other hand, there is the issue of dynamics and results streaks. At that time, Barcelona was in a better series. He chained six consecutive victories, which represented the best team dynamics so far in the whole season. If I had not played against Real Sociedad this past day, I would have improved it now.

As for Real Madrid, he reached October 28 with a run of three wins, two draws and a loss in his last six games. In the League he would have performed in Can Barça after the blow of Mallorca. Now, Zidane’s are in a better situation, with greater confidence, game and results. Now they accumulate four wins and two draws in their last six games. In addition, we must bear in mind that one of those tables was that of Mestalla, who knew almost victory.


Madrid still has a good number of casualties for the Classic, although Hazard’s absence qualitatively may be more relevant. There will be two presumable headlines, neither the Belgian nor Marcelo, besides James. Lucas and Asensio are kept out. Yes they can play Modric, Bale and Nacho, who were injured at that time.

On the Barca side, Dembélé was sanctioned for the October Classic … and is injured for the current one. Sergi Roberto was serious doubt for that game after retiring with discomfort in Eibar six days anets, like Umtiti, who played in Ipurua but did not do so in the following commitments.


Barça will play this Classic with 29 hours more rest than Madrid, when in October the difference was in favor of the whites in 24 hours. Zidane’s came from playing in Champions in Turkey on Tuesday, while the Catalans did on Wednesday in Prague.

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