El Classico: Real look to dent Barca's record

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La Liga and King's Cup champions Barcelona will be flying high when they host Real Madrid on Sunday in the "Clasico" but their arch rivals will be feeling equally smug after reaching the Champions League final for a third year in a row.

Zinedine Zidane's Real Madrid side turned their minds back to domestic matters on Thursday as the Frenchman's squad took to the training pitches at Valdebebas ahead of this weekend's Clásico against Barcelona at Camp Nou. Speaking on the game's coverage, Martin Mabutho, General Manager, Sales and Marketing, MultiChoice Nigeria, said: "MultiChoice Nigeria is thrilled to bring football's greatest club rivalry to Nigerians".

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Varane played a key role in his side's triumph over Bayern in the Champions League, helping to prevent the prolific Robert Lewandowski from scoring in either leg of the semi-final tie.

It has happened in past "clasicos", but Madrid will not do it this time.

Though the Catalans always insisted they weren't bothered about that particular record, with only four games to negotiate to ensure it's a reality, you can be assured that they want to become the first team in the modern era to go an entire La Liga campaign without losing.

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And so Zidane's team will be even more determined to ruin the party. The latter two are still to be decided.

Zidane's side secured their place in a fourth Champions League final in five years with a 4-3 aggregate win over Bayern Munich on Tuesday, but are still fighting to finish second in La Liga following Atletico Madrid's recent slip.

"It's hard for me to find words to describe that".

But if Real snatch a victory at the Camp Nou and also see off Liverpool, perhaps the balance is tipped in their favour.It will certainly be the last "clasico" for Andres Iniesta as a player while Gareth Bale may also wave goodbye to this fixture, with the Welshman expected to consider his future at Real in the summer.

Having wrapped up the title with time to spare last time out, Ernesto Valverde's men have four more games between now and the end of the season.

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