A brace from Pierre Aubameyang and goals from Ronald Araujo and Ferrán Torres sealed the thrashing that FC Barcelona dealt Real Madrid in the last game they played last season in the Spanish League, despite the great moment of solidity experienced by the whites and the gray times that the Catalans were going through.

Now the reality is another, both clubs arrive tied on points to the first Clásico. And although the Barça team arrives emotionally affected after the failure in the Champions League, its technical director Xavi Hernández is entrenched in the 0-4 that conceded to his similar Carlo Ancelotti last season, in addition to enjoying an unbeatable present in the League.

When asked about the current state of mind of the team and if the 0-4 could influence tomorrow’s game, Xavi highlighted: “It can be used to be brave and have possessions in the rival field. Last year we didn’t arrive at a good time and we won”.

Regarding what could define the classic, Hernández commented that tomorrow’s game is vital for both teams: “Let’s see who comes out on top. Our project is taking shape. I have the feeling that we are under construction, ”he said.

“Let’s hope the match against Inter this week doesn’t take its toll. We gave it our all, with an excellent first half and we missed out on details, Europe takes its toll”, said Xavi Hernández, visibly motivated.

Jules Koundé, the good news for Barsa

FC Barcelona’s defense now has a break with the recovery of Frenchman Jules Koundé, who was injured after the national team break. For a few days it was known that he will be able to play and Xavi has ratified it the day before the Classic: “He is fine, 100%, happy and physically well. He has trained hard and is available, we will see tomorrow”.

Real Madrid and Barcelona will meet this Sunday, October 16 for the 9th day of La Liga de España. The game will be played at the Santiago Bernabéu Stadium at 11:15 am Eastern / 10:15 am Central / 8:15 am Pacific.

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