El Clasico are Crucial for Enrique and Ancelotti
Barcelona – El Clasico this weekend will be very important for both teams in their hunt for the championship ladder La Liga. Also the case for the two managers: Luis Enrique and Carlo Ancelotti.
For Enrique, El Clasico this will help him to raise his special report in the eyes of the club directors. Because, at the first opportunity as a coach diving El Clasico – Enrique full of experience as a player, because it had to strengthen Madrid and Barca -, his team lost 1-3 in week 9 at the Santiago Bernabeu. It also became the first away defeat Los Cules in this season.
Also, a positive result at Camp Nou on Sunday (22/3) day after tomorrow is definitely going to give distinctive smoothness them to continue to be at the top. One point today is not significant. However, beating main rivals means reducing a strong opponent that could get in the way.
Enrique himself managed to maintain the consistency of the performance of the squad, especially since the beginning of the year. After the “patient” followed in second position for 15 consecutive weeks, Barca managed to poke up from the last two weeks. Plus, they remain in the Champions League.
On the side of Madrid, there is a greater challenge to Ancelotti. Therefore, the appearance of which slightly decreased in the last month making him Italy began mentioned in pressure. Understandably, Madrid is a club that is known perfectionist. Few coaches underperfomed, usually quick dismissal of outstanding issues.
As a result, El Clasico will be a precious moment for Ancelotti. Florentino Perez would hepi if Madrid can bring home the victory of the Catalan – as it once would make Los Blancos back to lead the standings.
Ancelotti itself has not really “magic” in El Clasico. Of the four editions that have been acted, he lost two times, winning twice. Two defeats it suffered in the league last season, when Barca trained Gerardo Martino.
New in the final of the Copa del Rey Ancelotti managed to break Martino and his team won 2-1 in a neutral venue, Estadio Metalla. And last October he beat Enrique 3-1.
So who will win this time: Enrique or Ancelotti?