This week, my choice for the “Europeo” game of the weekend was a bit too easy:
Real Madrid vs Barcelona
Honestly, “Clasicos” can at times be embellished to the extreme, but it’s going to be tantalizing to potentially watch Javier “Chicharito” Hernandez take on Barcelona in a massive La Liga match. Not many players in the world can say that they have taken part in a Clasico and Chicharito can be one of those few from Mexico who have done so.
I don’t expect Chicharito to start, but it wouldn’t be too farfetched to assume that he would be a replacement in the second half. With three goals and an assist in his last four appearances, Hernandez has been on a productive form and would love nothing more than to add a goal against Barcelona in his already impressive resume.
Date: October 25th, 2014
Game time: 9:00 a.m. (pacific standard time)
Prediction: Real Madrid 3-2 Barcelona
Barcelona are on top of La Liga table, but Real Madrid have been ruthless in their last few weeks. Madrid have won eight games in a row and are racking up an average of 3.75 goals per game. Then again, no team has yet to score on Barcelona this season.
Will Chicharito score? I wouldn’t put my money on it but I also wouldn’t deny any chance of it. You never know though, Saturday could be one of Hernandez’s most important games of his career.
Cesar Hernandez is always immersed in something futbol-related. He is a freelance writer who sometimes rambles about the sport with Wiso on the Mexican Soccer Show. Follow Cesar on twitter @cesarh1030