FC Barcelona and Real Madrid set for final El Clásico of 2014

FC Barcelona and Real Madrid set for final El Clásico of 2014

The sold-out Palau Blaugrana will be the backdrop for Barça's final home game of 2014, on Sunday at 7.00 PM CET Edwin Jackson could make his Barça debut in the second El Clasico of the season

The Palau Blaugrana is getting ready to host its final get-together of the year.

Although FC Barcelona will be missing some of their most dangerous sharpshooters in Àlex Abrines, Marcus Eriksson, Brad Oleson and captain Juan Carlos Navarro — all injured — Sunday's El Clásico promises to be what it always has been: a struggle for supremacy and bragging rights.

The Palau will be packed to the brim as Barça and Real Madrid face off in a must-win situation for two teams embarking on what typically ends up being a decisive stretch of the regular season.

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Newly acquired Edwin Jackson has been activated for the game and could see his first action donning the blue and claret.

The 6-foot 3-inch, 200-pound shooting guard was leading the French Pro-A league in scoring at the time of his signing and will be asked to shoulder some of the load and contribute as a playmaker.

But even with Jackson's presence, Barça's injury woes mean that the team will need to give it their all if they are to take down first-place Real Madrid. FC Barcelona are currently third in the standings with nine wins and three losses.

Their opponent

Real Madrid rolled into Barcelona on Saturday, and it is still a mystery as to whether Sergio Rodríguez will play. Rodríguez has been out with a lower back injury.

Tied for first place with Unicaja Malaga with ten wins and two losses, Real Madrid haven't won a league game in Barcelona in eight years.

The big question is whether Barça's home court advantage will be a deciding factor as they look to bounce back in this latest installment of El Clásico after falling to their archrivals 99-78 in the Spanish Super Cup final, back in September.

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