The classic of the second round between Real Madrid and Barcelona corresponding to the twenty-sixth day of the League will be played on Saturday, March 2 at 20:45, according to the president of LaLiga, Javier Tebas, told Rac1. In the first leg, the Barça players defeated clone force to the whites (5-1) and the win meant the end of Julen Lopetegui's career in the white bench.
A month and a half of the match at the Santiago Bernabéu, Barça is the leading leader of the championship, with five points ahead of second-placed Atletico. Sevilla and Real Madrid occupy the third and fourth places, respectively, to ten points of the azulgrana.
Barça has been proclaimed winter champion at the end of the first round with records well below those of last season. A year ago Barca also ruled LaLiga, but it did with eight points more than the 43 it has today. The team has worsened in almost all its statistics. Unbeaten has gone to lose two games (Leganés and Betis) and draw four with what the advantage over the second classified has been reduced from the nine points that Atletico took last year to the current five. The one with the same numbers is Leo Messi. The Argentine returns to be Pichichi with 17 goals and his partner Luis Suárez occupies the second place with 14.