Barcelona vs Real Madrid: Vidal storms out of Catalans training hours before kickoff

Barcelona vs Real Madrid: Vidal storms out of Catalans training hours before kickoff

- Barcelona vs Real Madrid La Liga clash set for kickoff few hours from now

- Both teams are hoping to come out victorious at the end of the match

- Arturo Vidal left Barca training angrily after learning he will not start the game

Arturo Vidal will reportedly not be starting when Barcelona battle arch-rivals Real Madrid for three points at Camp Nou later this evening.

The news, however, got the Chilean attacker angry and he was said to have stormed out of the Catalans training ground earlier in the week.

According to ESPN FC, his teammates tried appealing to him but the former Bayern Munich midfielder would not bulge.

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The 32-year-old midfielder has made 12 Spanish League appearances this campaign - scoring four goals in the process.

However, Barca coach, Ernesto Valverde is trying to shuffle his squad for the crunch clash which decides who stays atop of the table after the match.

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Los Blancos head into the crunch clash as joint table-toppers with their hosts as they both have 35 points after 16 matches.

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Zinedine Zidane's men last lifted the title in 2017 and they will be hoping they can beat Barcelona to the trophy this season.

Meanwhile, Valverde's men want to successfully defend their title they won back-to-back in the last two seasons.

The two teams have met 242 times in competitive matches and Barcelona have 96 wins while Lionel Messi has the most goals in the clash.

Sergio Ramos is poised to become the player with the most appearances if he features in tonight's encounter having played 42 El Clasicos in the past.

Manuel Sanchís, Francisco Gento, and Xavi Hernandez are other former stars who made the same number of appearances during their active days.

Super Eagles star faces heavy attack for failing to do 1 thing in Everton's 2-1 loss to Iheanacho's Leicester earlier reported that Zinedine Zidane has revealed that Real Madrid are in a good form ahead of the much-anticipated trip to the Camp Nou face Barcelona.

The Frenchman has insisted Los Blancos have the weapons to dismantle their rivals when they both collide in a midweek La Liga clash.

The match was initially set for last October but was rescheduled because of the political unrest in the city of Barcelona.

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