A victory in the first LaLiga ElClasico of the 2020/21 season on Saturday, October 24, will greatly benefit both FC Barcelona and Real Madrid as they come into the game highly-motivated for the 3 points.
With defending champion Real Madrid remaining a point below early LaLiga Santander leaders Real Sociedad and Villareal, Zinedine Zidane looks to avert their early crisis.
After losing 1-0 at home to Cadiz for the first time in the Los Blancos’ history last Saturday, Madrid fell 3-2 in the Champions League on Wednesday, to Shakhtar Donetsk, who had 10 first team players and 9 staff missing due to coronavirus infections.
It means it might not be a vintage Clasico this weekend but for Madrid it has become more important now, and for Zidane too.
Two defeats in a week is one thing but 3, the last of them against Barcelona, would alter the dynamic