FC Barcelona welcome their biggest rivals Real Madrid, in a top of the table Liga F clash in the first El Clasico of the season and will take place at Estadi Olímpic Lluís Company.
Barcelona are on top with a 100% record with eight wins from eight games in the league in contrast Madridistas are just three points behind.
Although Madrid have lost in all the 11 games against arch-rivals since officially changing their name to Real Madrid, they can take positives from a narrow 1-0 defeat last season.Embed from Getty Images
FC Barcelona head coach Jonatan Giráldez praised Real Madrid’s summer acquisitions. Giráldez said: “In the case of (Signe) Bruun, they have managed to find a referential forward for playing direct. She has six goals in the league; she’s a goal scorer.”Embed from Getty Images
Real Madrid boss Alberto Toril on facing Barcelona, he said: “It’s going to be a difficult, complicated game and against a great rival that will require maximum concentration, maximum performance in the physical aspect, we have to be very involved and take advantage of our talent and speed to try to hurt them.”
- FC Barcelona: Alexia Putellas -OUT-knee.
- Real Madrid: fully fit excluding Caroline Weir and Carla Camacho.