Gareth Bale could be fit for El Clasico after returning to training

Hazel Gray
April 21, 2017

Barcelona legend Xavi is backing them to win the El Clasico.

The Brazilian was in tears as Barcelona exited Europe after a goalless draw against Juventus in the second leg of the quarterfinal tie on Wednesday. "But we have to make sure that it affects us as little as possible". They preserved their slender lead in the remaining games to defend the title. Its other recent victory there was a 4-3 result in the league in 2014.

Mauricio Pellegrino's side can be buoyed by a 2-1 win at Camp Nou back in September and Llorente added: "We have already beaten them this season at their ground. We are not going through our best moment but we can still win".

The Catalans, who on Wednesday night were knocked out from the Champions League quarter-finals by Juventus, can not afford a defeat to Los Blancos as they only have six games to turn around the current situation. Full team news to be confirmed.

"We have another great game ahead of us on Sunday", Madrid midfielder Luka Modric said.

"We have a lot of confidence and we have a very strong team. Hopefully we will have the same atmosphere that we had (against Bayern)".

It's nearly here - Barcelona and Real Madrid reunite on Sunday in La Liga in a match where the stakes are as high as they have been in the league.

Meanwhile, Pepe and Raphael Varane will miss Sunday's clash due to injury, while Barcelona will be without Neymar who is suspended. There's no better place to go than the Bernabeu. We need to understand the situation and push on.

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