Barca vs Real Madrid: 5 top baттles in Super Classics

It is expected that the second leg of the King’s Cup semi-final between Barcelona and Real Madrid will be ᴅʀᴀᴍᴀᴛɪᴄ and unpredictable. The results of the Super Classic will be determined by five key areas.

Vinicius Junior – Ronald Araujo

Vinicius’s performance in the second leg of the King’s Cup semifinals at Camp Nou is without a doubt the deciding factor in whether or not Real Madrid will advance to the championship match of the competition. (2h on April 6).

 Araujo is a nasty opponent to Vinicius

Vinicius’s performance in the second leg of the King’s Cup semifinals at Camp Nou is without a doubt the deciding factor in whether or not Real Madrid will advance to the championship match of the competition. (2h on April 6).

Gavi – Toni Kroos

Between youthful energy and experience, Gavi along with Toni Kroos are the cores of precision for the two teams’ play at Camp Nou.

 Gavi confidently confronts experienced Kroos.

Barca do not have Pedri and Frenkie de Jong so Gavi’s role will be wider. He has to moderate in the middle of the field and directly participate in the organization of the attack.

Meanwhile, at all times Kroos is the “dealer” for Real Madrid. No one in La Liga passes the ball as well as the German: 1,768 passes with 1,606 accurate passes, reaching 90.8%.

Kroos has 40 decisive passes, 260 passes in the bottom third of the field, 19 times to put the ball into the penalty area, and 9 crosses into the penalty area.

Gavi is always very confident and has many times overpowered Kroos. Which of them stands out more will help the home team control the game better.

Robert Lewandowski – Eder Militao

Militao will probably blame himself in case Real Madrid can’t turn the tide. It was he who made his own goal, giving Barca a 1-0 advantage.

 Militao is tasked with locking down Lewandowski.

The difference of 1 goal is not high, but it is not easy for Real Madrid to come upstream. Therefore, along with ensuring certainty, Militao will try to find his own goals in ᴅᴇᴀᴅ ball situations.

Lewandowski is always hungry to score against Real Madrid and will be a constant ᴛʜʀᴇᴀᴛ to Militao, in both air and on-field situations.

Last weekend, the Polish striker overcame a difficult period with a brace against Elche to help Barca consolidate the top of La Liga, so he was more confident for “El Clasico”.

Jules Kounde – Karim Benzema

Kounde plays solidly, but sometimes encounters confusing mistakes. This is partly possible because Xavi often moves him between the role of center back and right back.

 Kounde and Benzema understood each other quite well.

It is likely that Kounde will take on the role of central defender in the Super Classic match, while Araujo will play on the right wing to follow Vinicius.

Kounde’s opponent is Benzema. They have understood each other quite well, from La Liga matches to their time playing with the French team before the 2022 World Cup.

Benzema just recharged with the fastest hat-trick of his football career, in just 7 minutes against Valladolid. The 35-year-old striker wants to show his revival by surpassing compatriot Kounde to score for Real Madrid.

Raphinha – David Alaba

With the return of Antonio Rudiger, coach Carlo Ancelotti is likely to pull Alaba to the left to ensure certainty and support more attacks.

 Raphinha made Nacho hard in the last 2 “El Clasico” matches.

Alaba has the ability to coordinate with Vinicius, deliver highly mutant passes, or directly participate in the attack and finish.

In the last two “El Clasico” matches, Raphinha both faced Nacho, so there was quite a lot of ground to endanger Real Madrid’s goal.

The duel between Raphinha and Alaba, if it takes place, promises to be technical and difficult to avoid collisions.