With all the bluster about the Chelsea game during the week, for the first time in quite a while, the hype over tonight's clash between Real and Barça hasn't gone into the stratosphere. Added to this is the general malaise in Madrid over the dull and negative football being played under Fabio Capello. Should they lose tonight, Real will be eight points behind FCB.
The squad for the game is as expected, everyone bar Gio, who played against Chelsea, so it'll be Syvinho at left back, and Santi Ezquerro who never plays. After his abject performance on Wednesday night 'dinho really needs to step it up tonight. Madrid won't be as bad as they were against Getafe last weekend but they're still a slow, lumbering team and Barça's energy and speed should see them shade this, 1-2, with Madrid scoring first, just to create some false hope at the Bernabeu :)