The fixture that football fans around the world unite in to glue their eyes towards.
Over the years it has had drama, passion, two of the world’s greatest ever players regularly partaking in it, and more often than not, football of the highest order with goals galore.
Real Madrid and Barcelona have been the top two sides in La Liga for sometime, however, they do say the form book goes out of the window for derby clashes, right? Well, having not beaten La Blaugrana in the league in their last six attempts, during which time La Liga has been won twice by Barça, perhaps that isn’t so.
Either way it was sure to be an engrossing clash at Camp Nou, with both sides level pegging atop the division heading into Wednesday night’s clash.
So, who was going to start for either side? How were the teams going to setup? And…more importantly, was a golfer going to get the nod over youth?