El Clasico is played today (Saturday), one of the biggest derbies in the world. Barcelona and Real Madrid will meet in the 11th round of La Liga in a match that starts at 16:15.
Surprisingly, none of the Spanish giants are in a leading position in La Liga ahead of today’s El Clasico.
Girona is in first place with 28 points. Real Madrid is second with 25, and Barcelona third with one point less than the Kings.
This match will be special for Croatian Luka Modric, if he plays in it.
According to the Spanish media, the legendary Croatian will not start the match in the starting line-up, and will wait for the opportunity to play as a reserve from the bench.
If Carlo Ancelotti puts him on the field, he would break two records.
The game against Barcelona would be his 500th game for Real Madrid and he could also become the oldest player to play in El Clasico.
This record is held by former Real goalkeeper Paco Buyo, who played in 1996 at the age of 38 years and 38 days.
Today, Modric is nine days older than Buyo and if he gets into the game even for a second, he will become the new record holder.
The El Clasico of the last league was played at the Camp Nou stadium and ended with a 2:1 victory for Barcelona, while today’s duel between Barcelona and Real is played at the Olympic Stadium.