Xavi Hernandez’s biggest test is coming up soon. Barcelona Vs Real Madrid, El Clasico, a match where Xavi himself has tasted victory, as well as faced defeat is now upon us and this match will surely be a career-defining moment for the young manager. This is going to be Xavi’s first El Clasico as a manager and the main issue that he might face is the team selection. At the moment, Barca is not a complete team. A lot of their first-team players are out due to various injuries and Xavi will be forced to play a weaker team.
Having said that, his transfer, Ferran Torres, could be available as a substitute after testing negative for Covid. The match will be the semi-finals of the Supercopa de Espana and last season the Catalans could have won the tournament but lost it out to Atletico Bilbao in the dying minutes of the game. Barca is yet to win the tournament in the new format whereas Real Madrid has been cruising in all tournaments this season. There is no doubt that Carlos Ancellotis’ team will be the favorites to win the whole thing, however, if there is one adjective that can define Barca it is resilient.
The match will by no means be a rollover for Los Blancos and the Blaugrana will surely give them a tremendous fight. The tie itself has such a rich history that both the teams will put in an extra 100 percent effort in order to see their side progress. The Catalans might host a number of youngsters who will have the passion to show the fans what they are truly made of and since they are graduates from La Masia, they will have a hunger to fight for the crest. Now, let’s get into the predicted eleven and see who all could be featured in the game.