Real Madrid and Barcelona will continue their competition at the Camp Nou on Saturday afternoon and Los Blancos will have lots of questions to answer this week.
So far October has been a big month for Real Madrid and that’s not a good thing. After Real lost 1-0 to Cadiz last weekend when they underestimated their opponents with a less than optimal starting XI, they underperformed in the Champions League and lost 3-2 to exhausted Shakhtar Donetsk’s side. .
Real Madrid will face the decisive Classico against Barcelona on Saturday. When they don’t have a positive result, the madness really starts.
To avoid this, these five players must be the prima donna of Los Merenges this weekend.
Real Madrid CB Rafael Varane
Rafael Varane made a master class in the classic final without the threat from the Barcelona striker. La Blaugrana had players who could pull off brilliant runs to catch the defense off guard, but Varane pulled them out.
However, Varan did not show a strong performance against Shakhtar Donetsk. Once again he is shaking in the Champions League without Sergio Ramos by his side, which means questions about Varane’s leadership remain open.
But Varan never hides criticism. He took the call and jumped. Look for a great performance against Barcelona in a match where the microscope is squarely on Ramos and himself.