Sport Barcelona vs Real Madrid, 2021 El Clasico: Predicted lineups
Why did Lionel Messi leave Barcelona? Explaining what happened between Messi and La Liga club
With everyone having expected Lionel Messi's contract signing with FC Barcelona to be a foregone conclusion, news dropped that he would not be returning to his club of 21 years. Here are the reasons behind the separation.A short time after, the club distributed a Messi tribute video, cementing the once-unthinkable reality that Barcelona and Messi are going their separate ways after 21 years.
visit Barcelona in what is the first of the 2021-2022 season. While Barça seem to be on a downward spiral and Madrid are coming off an encouraging 0-5 away win against Shakhtar, fans should make no mistake. Barcelona are just two points behind Madrid in the table and can still compete for the title.
Barcelona predicted XI: Ter Stegen, Mingueza, Pique, Eric Garcia, Alba, Busquets, De Jong, Gavi, Fati, Dest, Memphis.
Real Madrid predicted XI: Courtois, Nacho, Militao, Alaba, Mendy, Casemiro, Kroos, Modric, Rodrygo, Vinicius, Benzema.
The two positions on Real Madrid’s right wing seem to be the only ones still open for Los Blancos. with Nacho, Vazquez and Valverde competing for the right-back spot and Rodrygo, Valverde —again— and Asensio having a chance to start alongside Benzema and Vinicius depending on what Ancelotti has in mind in terms of game plan.
Spain's national day salutes Columbus with little opposition
MADRID (AP) — Pomp, pageantry and a grand military parade marked Spain’s national day ceremonies in Madrid on Tuesday, overshadowing protests against what some see as a misguided celebration of Spanish colonial history. Cavalry members escorted King Felipe VI and Queen Letizia to a platform where the royal couple watched more than 2,600 troops march along the flag-lined Paseo de la Castellana. The parade featured dozens of aircraft flying overhead and a 21-gun salute. A parachutist with a giant red-and-yellow Spanish flag attached to his ankle landed on the avenue, drawing cheers from the thousands of spectators.
On paper, Real Madrid have the better team and could be considered the favorites. However, Ancelotti’s men have been unreliable defensively this year and could struggle containing Fati and Memphis, so Barcelona should have chances to score.
HOW TO WATCH, STREAM E2021
Time: 16:15 CEST, 10:15am EST.
Venue: Camp Nou, Barcelona, Spain.
Available TV: Movistar La Liga,
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Ronald Koeman Fired After Barcelona's Defeat to Rayo Vallecano .
The Barcelona manager was given a public backing less than three weeks ago, but a poor run of results accelerated his departure. View the original article to see embedded media.Less than three weeks after getting a public show of support from Barcelona president Joan Laporta, Ronald Koeman is out as manager of the club.The final straw was Wednesday's 1–0 defeat at Rayo Vallecano, which followed a home loss to rival Real Madrid in El Clásico. It was after Sunday's defeat that fans impeded Koeman's car as he attempted to exit Camp Nou, expressing their frustration in personal, potentially dangerous ways.