PREVIEW. 19/03/2023. Alberto Navarro
The Clásico awaits at the Camp Nou. With 13 games to go until the end of LaLiga, Real Madrid visit Barcelona in what will be their fourth clash this season. Ancelotti's side will be looking to take all three points away from home and close the gap in the standings (9:00 pm CET).
The Whites go into the game with good momentum. After beating Espanyol last Saturday in LaLiga (3-1) and beating Liverpool on Wednesday (1-0) to secure their place in the Champions League quarter-finals, they will be looking for a third consecutive win before the international break.
Video.All out for a Clásico win
"To win the Clásico you have to be at your best in across the board" said Ancelotti at the pre-match press conference. The Italian coach has the full squad at his disposal, with the exception of Alaba. Benzema and Vini Jr, the team's top scorers with 19 goals apiece, are both in the squad .
Barcelona, for their part, go into the game as leaders of the competition with a record of 21 wins, 2 draws and 2 defeats. At the Camp Nou, the top scorer in LaLiga (Real Madrid with 50 goals) will face the best defensive side (Barcelona with 8). In the first leg, Ancelotti's side won 3-1 at the Bernabéu.