A ‘blank check’ for Madrid

Real Madrid is not in good health, but Barcelona has a disease chronicle for which you have not started treatment yet.

Despite the fact that none are even close to their best version, El Clásico has a clear favorite with everything and that is played at the Camp Nou: Real Madrid.

The meringue season has not been without rude stumbling –Like the defeat at the Bernabéu against the modest Sheriff–, however, by all accounts Carlo Ancelotti’s team has more resources than their downtrodden staunch rival.

Karim Benzema and Vinícius are turned into a pair of wild beasts in the attack, and without playing the riddles, it is not difficult to see the problems that are going to generate a culé defense that is the most flimsy of the Barça.

Barcelona arrives with two victories in a row, against Valencia, in LaLiga, and against Dinamo Kiev, in the Champions League, but beyond solving the urgency to add up the points mentioned and give some respite to your disputed coach, the team is still immersed in a poverty of operation that is impossible to hide.

Every game is a good pretext for Ronald Koeman to remember that his team “cannot be required” to be the protagonist and fight for the top titles.

The Dutch have a receipt perfect against the poor performance and not to mention for the defeats. The worst thing is that it has the downstream from the club’s president, Joan Laporta.

If before the hope in the absence of a system or collective idea fell on Lionel Messi, now Koeman places this responsibility on Ansu Fati, who, beyond his unquestionable talent, cannot be required to be the salvador of an aimless Barcelona.

As if that were not enough, they go four Classics in which Barça cannot win (three defeats and a draw) and the reality of both teams indicates that this bad streak can grow.

Thus, it will be the first Barcelona-Real Madrid without Messi, which is one more reason to give as favorites to the whites in a Camp Nou that will be to burst.