Lionel Messi, Cristiano Ronaldo Headline Intriguing Real Madrid-Barcelona Matchup That’s Already Creating Buzz

Real Madrid and Barcelona will square off on Saturday at 4 p.m. ET, and Terra will provide minute-by-minute updates of the premiere event, including live in-game statistics.

It should be interesting, as each time these two teams face each other, the world stops to see what will happen.

Regardless, the questions remain the same: Who will win the match? Will it be Barcelona with its superstar Lionel Messi, or will Cristiano Ronaldo and Real Madrid come out on top?

Real Madrid may have won the Copa del Rey this year, and Barcelona may have taken the Spanish Supercup, but the true title, the La Liga trophy, is still up in the air.

The stats of these matchups in La Liga — 68 victories for Madrid and 63 for Barcelona — will not necessarily hold any weight in a match that could be the difference in deciding the Spanish League title. Real Madrid is already the leader with a three-point lead.

The duel between Messi and Ronaldo is a story in itself. They are dead even with 17 goals apiece this season, which leads the league.

Beyond the stats and desires of both clubs, who is the better side, Barça under the leadership of Guardiola or Madrid under the tutelage of Mourinho? Among the strikers, who is more lethal, Messi or Ronaldo?

You make the call.

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