As Luis Suarez makes a highly anticipated comeback to action for his first competitive match for Barcelona, the stage is set for the Uruguayan to begin a new chapter with a bang. It's El Clasico on Saturday, a tie Suarez will look forward to and make an impact instantly. Real Madrid are in fine form and the tie offers much for another enthralling game at the Santiago Bernabeu.
Giant defender Jeremy Mathieu emerged from the football shadows four months ago to get a star billing in the heart of the Barcelona defence but it has been a battle since to win over some of the faithful at the Spanish giants.
Under-pressure Liverpool taskmaster Brendan Rodgers will tackle troubled striker Mario Balotelli over both a half-time shirt-swap and a pedestrian effort as Real Madrid ran rampant at Anfield on Wednesday.
Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers revealed he will take action against Mario Balotelli after he swapped shirts with Real Madrid`s Pepe at half-time of Wednesday`s 3-0 Champions League defeat against the holders at Anfield.
Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers believes it is just a matter of time until Mario Balotelli rediscovers his scoring touch and has backed the misfiring Italian to find the target in Wednesday`s Champions League clash against Real Madrid.
Four-time World Player of the Year Lionel Messi has said victory in the season`s first El Clasico against Real Madrid on Saturday is more important than the personal glory of becoming La Liga`s all-time leading goalscorer.
Liverpool will expect their noisy fans to recreate the special Anfield atmosphere that has helped them become kings of Europe five times when they take on Champions League winners Real Madrid on Wednesday night.
Barcelona striker Neymar said Monday that Luis Suarez, who is set to play against Real Madrid Saturday, is working hard to leave his mark in Barcelona, who also have maestro Lionel Messi in their attack.
Real Madrid footballer Gareth Bale is doubtful for Wednesday's Champions League away match against Liverpool FC at Anfield as he is struggling to shake off a muscle injury picked up on international duty with Wales.
Cristiano Ronaldo netted his 14th and 15th goals to set a record scoring start in a Spanish league season as Real Madrid eased to a 5-0 win at Levante on Saturday, while Lionel Messi scored to move one goal from the competition's all-time scorer.