He FC Barcelona and the real Madrid They face each other this Saturday in Lluís Companys Stadium in the first Clásico of the season, a match that is marked by the emergence of young talents in both teams such as Lamine Yamal, Alejandro Balde, Fermín López or Gavi on the local side, or Jude Bellingham, Eduardo Camavinga, Rodrygo Goes or Vinícius on the visitor, a fact that shows the future of both teams and LaLiga.
In recent years, European football has been experiencing a emergence of premature talents at the highest level. It is increasingly common to see players under 20 years of age in the elite being important in their respective teams, and FC Barcelona and Real Madrid are two of those who champion this movement. The need due to the economic crisis in the case of the Catalans and the commitment to future signings in the case of the Merengues have meant that in the first Clásico of the season up to 12 players aged 23 or younger aspire to be starters.
In the case of FC Barcelona, the emergence of talents trained at La Masía is marking its most recent history. A new wave of brilliant footballers He has emerged in the first team emulating Pep Guardiola, Xavi Hernández, Sergio Busquets and Andrés Iniesta. Now Gavi, Fermín, Balde, Lamine Yamal and Marc Guiu are the protagonists of a new culé metamorphosis with which a club, which is facing financial problems, is once again competing and winning titles.
In the case of real Madridthe white technical secretariat has recently opted for a transfer policy in which young talent is prioritized to already established players, but older. A strategy that has been proven right by the performance of players like Vinícius, Tchouámeni, Rodrygo, Camavinga, Bellingham, or the future arrival of Endrick, all of whom are 23 years old or younger.
The English midfielder, at 20 years old, is the player we have so far League season. His letter of introduction in Spanish football has been impactful. Real Madrid’s ‘5’ is the top scorer in LaLiga EA Sports with 8 goals, to which we must add 2 assists. A production of 10 goals that also places him as the player with the most participation in goals in the competition so far. A performance caused, in part, to the role that Carlo Ancelotti has given him in his scheme, in which he is a cornerstone and steps in the area a lot.
Schedule and where to watch the Classic on television
The most followed duel on the football planet will be played on Saturday, October 28 at the Lluís Companys Stadium at 4:15 p.m. and can be seen on live television through the DAZN channel, accessible on the aforementioned payment platform, which it also shares with Movistar. You can also follow the match in the live narration in this newspaper, by clicking here.