Julen Lopetegui hopes to save Real Madrid’s season and job at Barcelona

Sherman Parsons
October 28, 2018

Spanish giants Real Madrid are preparing for Sunday's El Clasico against Barcelona at the Camp Nou with a weird video and photo shot-out at the Santiago Bernabeu on Friday.

"They're a team that is creating chances".

"Messi often gets us out of jail in hard games against low blocks and obviously we want him to get better as soon as possible".

With Messi out, Valverde could bring in Ousmane Dembele at the Camp Nou, the 21-year-old who enjoyed a bright start to the season but has lost his place in recent weeks.

Their underwhelming start to the season follows a transfer window in which Madrid allowed Cristiano Ronaldo to depart for Juventus and did not make a move to replace him.

Barcelona coach Ernestro Valverde refused to give away his plans to cover for the loss of the injured Lionel Messi when his side face Inter Milan in the Champions League on Wednesday.

The win left them joint top of Group B, with Inter also taking six points out of six.

For Valverde, Madrid are even more risky when they are desperate for a victory over their chief rival. The win delayed Madrid's march to the crown after James Rodriguez goal seemed to have won the crown.

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Barcelona decimated their arch-rivals at Santiago Bernabeu with goals from Luis Suarez, Lionel Messi and Alexis Vidal.

Borja Valero reflected upon Inter's 2-0 defeat against Barcelona in the Champions League in an interview with Inter TV and believes that Inter improved in the second half.

It was December 23, 2007, and Julio Baptista's Christmas cracker of a strike found the top corner to sink Frank Rijkaard's Barcelona, Madrid triumphing by the solitary goal.

Simply put, Real Madrid stinks right now.

In the group's other match, Tottenham conceded late to draw 2-2 at PSV Eindhoven, leaving both with only one point.

As we wait for the first El Clasico of this season, we just hope it matches the entertainment of some of the games mentioned above.

"I'm looking at several options, several players who can play in that position or we could change the system".

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