Ronaldo and Messi face off to decide Spanish league title

Ronaldo and Messi face off to decide Spanish league title

Such was the case for Real Madrid last time out when 41% ($1.7m) of the total media generated for their sponsors came from the club's social platforms - Facebook, Instagram, Twitter and YouTube.

The Catalan giants face Real Madrid in sore need of a win - now trailing their rivals by three points at the La Liga summit having played one game more.

The analysis revealed that the combined TV and social media value of the last El Clásico in December 2016 generated around $42.5m for sponsors.

With him out, Barca may go with Paco Alcacer in attack with Luis Suarez and Lionel Messi, but we'll get a better idea when we see the team's lineup for the clash against Juventus on Wednesday in the Champions League.

The Argentina worldwide, however, has been held without a goal in his past six appearances in the derby, and since 2009-10, Ronaldo's first season with Madrid, Ronaldo's 16 goals total one more than Messi. Homegrown winger Lucas Vazquez has proved a more than able deputy for record signing Gareth Bale, whose season has been blighted by injury, while Spain worldwide Isco has scored nine goals in 15 league starts and netted twice in Sunday's 3-2 win at Sporting Gijon.

Should the club fail in a prospective appeal to CAS, Neymar would return for the derby against Espanyol on April 29. He also leads Barcelona this season with 19 assists and 114 chances created in all competitions.

Barcelona maintain the slimmest hopes of freeing up Neymar to play in Sunday's Clasico against Real Madrid at the Santiago Bernabeu. "In the last few years the games there have been very good and we want to repeat that this year". Morata has scored 11 goals in 21 league appearances and only 10 starts, while Asensio has nine goals in 14 starts in all competitions plus two assists, and existing squad players have also played vital roles. They effectively sealed their title with a late victor by Cristiano Ronaldo, who celebrated by mischievously gesturing the 99,000 Barcelona supporters inside the Nou Camp to calm down.

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