Barcelona travel to Spain’s capital this afternoon to face Real Madrid at the Estadio Santiago Bernabéu this afternoon, with kick-off scheduled at 4.15pm local time.
While it promises to be an exhibition of footballing talent, the fixture is also the opportunity for the two giants of Spanish football to showcase their economic power on the international stage.
Despite the pandemic and the current economic crisis, both clubs continue to attract the biggest names in the beautiful game and have squads that other teams could only dream of.
The match will see two sides go head-to-head that have a combined squad value of over €1.6bn. As noted by Marca, Real Madrid and Barcelona continue to be the face of La Liga and represent the spectacle and excitement associated with Spanish football.
The match this evening will be particularly important for both teams as they are level on points at the top of the league standings.