Luis Enrique vs Ancelotti. El Clásico from the bench

2 defeats and 1 victory is the balance of the Asturian coach against Ancelotti's Real Madrid

Luis Enrique vs Ancelotti. El Clásico from the bench
Luis Enrique vs Ancelotti. El Clásico from the bench

2 defeats and 1 victory is the balance of the Asturian coach against Ancelotti's Real Madrid

Luis Enrique Ancelotti

During the last two years we were used to pay special attention to the rivalry Guardiola - Mourinho, specially to value the facings between both teams, Barça and Real Madrid, a ranking that ended leading clearly the coach from Santpedor with 5 victories, 2 draws and only 2 defeats. From then, a lot of changes happened on Barça's bench until they reach the actual bet for Luis Enrique, a person that curiously was on the White's squad years before as player. Apart from a moment of rivarlry with players like Messi and Cristiano let's focus on seeing how both coaches reach the big match.

Past of both coaches

Luis Enrique's Celta Vigo prevented Real Madrid from winning La Liga last season

Barça - Madrid of this Sunday at 9pm CET will be the fifth Clasico for Ancelotti, who lost both La Liga clashes against the team, by then managed by Tata Martino (2-1 and 3-4) but that achieved the championship of Copa del Rey for 1-2. On the other hand, Luis Enrique will live the second Barça - Real Madrid as coach. The first one didn't end so well, since the Whites beat Barça by 3-1, despite the 0-1 scored by Neymar (Ronaldo, from the penalty point, Pepe and Benzema were the scorers). Currently the dynamics of both teams changed in favor of Barça and apparently is possible that Messi and company will be able to win.

As coach, Luis Enrique already faced Ancelotti's Real Madrid last season with Celta Vigo. At the first round at Bernabéu, bad result (3-0), but on the second round it was another story. It was the penultimate fixture, with the same schedule and with the 2-0 that Celta scored to Real the Whites were left with no options in La Liga that Atletico Madrid would end winning. 2 defeats and 1 victory, are the results of the Asturian against Ancelotti's Real Madrid.

The tricky bad moment of Real Madrid

The team of the Spanish capital city reach Camp Nou in a bad moment, but Barça can't relax. Ancelotti recently meet the team and he paid them seafood platter to be together for El Clásico. Despite the accusation of being "mellow", the Italian sure will have given hope to the players saying them that a victory at Camp Nou would be the best way to put an end at the 'crisis'. And for his side, Luis Enrique will have convinced his team of this danger. They mustn't believe the trick that the Whites will be inferior.

From possession to counter-attack

Regarding the technical matters, until now we were used to a Barça that tried to win over Real with elaboration and possession and Real being very lethal on counter-attacks, specially with Mourinho. If Luis Enrqiue keeps on with the current plan, this Sunday we could see the trident biting at counter-attacks same as they did this Wednesday against City. And beyond the figure of the first coach, the role of Juan Carlos Unzué in strategy moves, that such a great result are giving this year, it could also be key. La Liga is on and like every season, a great and intense Clasico, solved by small details is foreseen.