Several former FC Barcelona and Real Madrid players agree on one thing: they are convinced Saturday's clash at the Santiago Bernabeu will be entertaining. Many of them got together for a friendly in Panama on October 11 and spoke about this year's first Clasico.

On the Barça side, Sergi Barjuan believes that “Madrid has the home field advantage and manager Carlo Ancelotti has plenty of experience in these types of matches." Luis Milla, who played for both sides, said the game would be open, giving Madrid a "small advantage."

Rivaldo, who specialised in scoring against Madrid in his career, thinks that "anything can happen." He conceded his bias in favour of Barça, but insisted he'll still be rooting strong for his ex-Club.

Among the Madrid alums, José Emilio Amavisca said he was convinced that the game would be fairly even. "But if Madrid isn't tight on defence, the'll have a lot of trouble," he said.

Another former Madrid man, Iván Zamorano, agreed that the match would be fairly balanced between the two sides, adding that "lately it has been the little things that have decided these matches, and this one will be no different."


El Clásico from players who have been there by fcbarcelona