There is nothing like "incredible" El Clásico - Steve McManaman and Carles Puyol

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The former Real Madrid star and the Barcelona legend agree that no derby in world football can touch the LaLiga showpiece set for this weekend

This weekend the eyes of the watching world will all be focused firmly on the Spanish capital as El Clásico returns.

Saturday’s clash sees Madrid out to cut down the nine-point difference between themselves and Barca at the top of LaLiga in what promises to be another fierce contest between the Spanish giants.

And while the two teams may not agree on much when they meet at the Santiago Bernabéu on Saturday, there is one thing that doesn’t divide two former legends of the respective clubs – there is nothing else like it!

“I remember many Clásicos for different reasons. I remember when [ex-Barcelona star] Luis Figo went back to the Camp Nou” former Real Madrid man McManaman told official La Liga sponsor, Clear Men.

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“They were incredible moments because when I played in England we didn’t have any football match like this. Liverpool vs Manchester United was big, but suddenly Real Madrid vs Barcelona was huge.”

Puyol agrees: “That match was crazy,” he said.

“The best one for me was when we won 6-2 at the Bernabéu. I also scored and I didn’t get many goals, so that’s a day I’ll never forget.”

Few predict anything like that this time, but the two multiple LaLiga winners are certainly expecting goals.

“I think whenever Real Madrid and Barcelona play, it’s just attack, attack and attack,” said McManaman.

“I think that’s why the game is so big across the world, because everybody knows it’s going to be exciting.” 

Steve McManaman and Carles Puyol are official LaLiga ambassadors and were speaking courtesy of Clear Men, official global partner of LaLiga.

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