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FC Barcelona Vs. Real Madrid, La Liga 2012: Real Madrid And Barcelona Tie The Game 2-2

Cristiano Ronaldo and Messi scored twice to draw the game. Real Madrid dominated the first half but Barcelona enjoyed most of the scoring chances during the second half.

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Press Voices After The Clasico

Mourinho said after the game that you can't choose between them and that "I think it should be forbidden to say who the best player in the world because these two are from another planet."

The press would seem to agree. Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi match each other in El Clásico with two goals each. Each team now has a draw, a win and a loss each from encounters this season.


Ronaldo 2-2 Messi: Draw Heard 'Round The World

The two greatest teams in the world of football drew the first Clásico of the 2012-2013 Liga BBVA season 2-2. Real Madrid dominated the first half and could've finished off the game then, but Barcelona roared back in the second half of the match. The gap between both teams is still eight points, leaving unfinished business for Madrid in la Liga.


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Mourinho and his men are about two hours away from kicking off the first Clásico of the 2012-2013 Liga BBVA season. Gerard Piqué will miss the game, with Adriano taking his spot. Benzema, Özil and Marcelo look on their way to start the game, according to reports.


Piqué Out Of El Clásico

The Spanish centerback will miss the game, as the club confirmed via Twitter. He tried to be ready for the match against Real Madrid after his injury, but Tito Vilanova decided that it was still too soon for him.

That means Barcelona's centerbacks will be Alex Song and Javier Mascherano. Both are defensive midfielders that will have the role of being Barcelona's last men before Real Madrid is able to face Víctor Valdés.

This is something Real Madrid should build on to try to steal the win away from the Camp Nou.


El Clásico Match Preview

After more than one month of intense competition, Tito Vilanova's FC Barcelona hasn't drawn or loss a single game. Even though they didn't have a good time while getting the three points at Osasuna, Sevilla and also at the Camp Nou against Spartak Moscow, Messi and his teammates managed to get away with the win. Mourinho, Cristiano Ronaldo and the rest of Real Madrid's roster will try to end Barcelona's good streak this Sunday at the Camp Nou (19:50 CET).


Mourinho: "You never know what's going to happen"

As always, José Mourinho spoke briefly about tomorrow's game against FC Barcelona in Valdebebas' press room. Real Madrid's coach didn't want to unveil his team for tomorrow, but he did say that Higuaín and Benzema won't play together this Clásico, although nobody expected to see both of the strikers on the pitch.

I can't tell you whether Modric, Özil or Kaká will feature. I've already told you that Higuaín and Benzema won't play together.

The Camp Nou is expected to show a mosaic of Catalunya's flag. The crowd will also chant "Independència" at the 17th minute of each half. Mourinho doesn't want to mix politics with football.

For me, it's only about football. I don't want to talk about politics.

Real Madrid's coach also dealt with questions about Mesut Özil. The German playmaker has been on the bench in Real Madrid's last few games.

I think it is about time to stop making stories about players that are on the bench. My job is to make lineups for every game. Another journalist asked me about him after the game against Ajax, and his question had an answer in it when he said that he was lacking quality and minutes at the same time. I don't want to speak any more about this.

Mourinho said his team is ready:

I trust my players even during bad moments. They've changed from their poor start of the season and the credit for that goes to them. We're traveling to Barcelona on matchday because that's what they like, but also because we don't need any special motivational speech before these games.

There has been some controversy in Spain about the referees after Barcelona's last win against Sevilla.

Some things have happened since the season started, but nobody from Real Madrid spoke about it and I'm not going to be the one that changes that.

He concluded the press conference by saying that there's a responsibility beneath the Clásicos.

The whole world stops and watches. All three teams, Real Madrid, Barcelona and the referees, need to be responsible.

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