The world is ready for the first sight of the spectacle this Monday. It will be the first installment of FC Barcelona vs Real Madrid, El Clasico, in this season.
Pep Guardiola's men travel to the beautiful harbour city of Almeria in south-eastern Spain near the Mediterranean Sea. Can he outsmart his mentor and friend Lillo? Barcelona might just have a problem selecting their first eleven despite availability of all their stars. Can Lillo's men take advantage of the precarious situation?
At the end of the tenth week, the Spanish League is turning out to be a two-horse race yet again. Defending champions FC Barcelona maintained their perfect away record although they lost Gerard Pique to a red card, Real Madrid grabbed all three points from their local derby while Osasuna and Villareal had a decent weekend.
A combination of brilliant execution of tactical football, maintaining the ball possession, ruthless pressing football and the indomitable presence of Carles Puyol on both the penalty boxes ensured La Furia Roja's first ever qualification to the final of the World Cup football. TheHardTackle's Arnav Bose provides a detailed summary of the second semi-final game.