By Staff Reporter, EnStarz | Mar 02, 2013 10:41 AM EST
Real Madrid and Barcelona will face off in La Liga football competition this upcoming Saturday.
On Saturday, Barca will look to turn its recent luck around and re-cement themselves as a dominant force in football. With two straight defeats in important games weighing heavily on their minds, the team will certainly look to take this weekend's matchup as an opportunity to show the world that they're indeed one of the best squads in football history.
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In its last game versus Barca, Los Blancos pulled out a 3-1 victory and eliminated them from the Copa Del Rey. The team put together arguably its best performance with skipper Jose Mourhino at the helm.
Despite the presence of Xavi, Iniesta and Messi, Real was astoundingly able to overcome the odds of Barcelona's stars, which included a strong header by 19-year-old phenom Raphael Varane.
Before its defeat to Real, the team also faltered to AC Milan in the Champions League.
A victory at the Santiago Bernabeu could very well give Barca the platform it needs to once again dominate the rest of the competition. However, Barcelona's odds could heavily depend on Mourhino's choice of starters, which looks to favor them.
Although Barca has no immediate need to rotate its first team players since its next game is on March 9th, Real will almost certainly spell some of its starters for its must-win game on Tuesday with Manchester United.
Barcelona may throw players such as David Villa, Adriano and Javier Mascherano into their starting XI while Mourhino sports a starting squad of mostly reserve players.
The two clubs will face off on Saturday, March 2 at 4 p.m. CET. A live stream of the La Liga game will be available for viewing on Fox Soccer 2Go for those who would like to sign up or are already members. The probable lineups can be viewed below.
Diego Lopez; Arbeloa, Pepe, Ramos, Marcelo; Essien, Modric; Callejon, Kaka, Ronaldo; Benzema.
Valdes; Alves, Pique, Puyol, Alba; Thiago, Busquets, Fabregas; Messi, Villa, Iniesta.
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