Excitement is renewed in European football competitions, on Sunday, with summit matches in various major leagues, as attention turns to Spain with the La Liga Clasico between Barcelona and Real Madrid, while the exciting confrontations continue in Italy with the meeting that brings together Inter Juventus, and the derby of the capital between the teams of Rome and Lazio.
Barcelona will host its rival and eternal rival, Real Madrid, at the Spotify Camp Nou stadium, in the 26th round of the Spanish League, with coach Xavi Hernandez’s desire to defeat coach Carlo Ancelotti’s team, and move further at the top of the standings.
Barcelona leads the Spanish La Liga standings with 65 points, 9 points ahead of second-placed Real Madrid, noting that the first-round confrontation between the two teams ended with Real’s victory 3-1.
Barcelona coach Xavi Hernandez loses more than one influential player, headed by the duo Osman Dembele and Pedri due to injury, while only Austrian David Alaba is absent from the ranks of Real Madrid in El Clasico, who lost to his rival in the last two matches between the two teams during the Spanish Super Championships and the first leg of the King’s Cup semi-final. .
And from Spain to Italy, Inter Milan hosts its opponent Juventus in the great Derby of Italy, at the Giuseppe Meazza stadium in Milan, and Inter ranks second in the Calcio ranking with 50 points, 18 points behind leaders Napoli, while Juventus ranks seventh with 38 points.
The Juventus list for the Italian derby witnessed the absence of: Milik, Sandro, Pogba, in addition to the suspended Moise Kean, while Inter Milan will be absent from: Skriniar, Gossens and Bastoni, according to the statements of Simone Inzaghi, coach of the team, noting that the meeting of the two teams in the first round ended. In favor of the old lady team with two goals for nothing.
The excitement in the Italian stadiums will not stop, with the expected capital derby between the Lazio teams led by Maurizio Sarri and Roma led by Jose Mourinho, and this match is pivotal for the two teams for the qualifying seats for the Champions League next season, with Lazio in third place with 49 points, while Roma has 47 points in fifth place in the ranking.
It is worth noting that the capital’s derby ended with Lazio’s victory over Rome with a goal without a response in the first round, within the 13th round competitions, so Jose Mourinho’s team aspires to avenge its rivals, especially after their European brilliance by qualifying for the quarter-finals of the European League, by defeating Spain’s Real Sociedad. With two goals on aggregate.
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