One of the wishes of every child when they are young and want to play football is to wear the number “10” and “9”. These two have been used for many years to be chosen by the top players of each team, either by the conductor who organizes the game, or by the centre-forward who sends, with systematic precision, the ball into the net.
However, none of them will be on their pitch Olympic Stadium for the next Clasico between the Barcelona and the Real Madrid! Specifically, for the first time in the history of this great derby, no player will wear these two significant numbers, since absences played a decisive… role.
On the home team’s side, “10” has no owner after the departure of Ansu Fati, while Robert Lewandowski with his favorite ‘9’ remains out with the injury problem he is dealing with. On the other side, this time ‘9’ has been orphaned after his departure Karim Benzemawhile o Luca Modris with ’10’ has been excluded.
For the first time, El Clasico will be played without a Barcelona No. 10 or Real Madrid No.9 ?? pic.twitter.com/rf6or36Wy1
— B/R Football (@brfootball) October 27, 2023
In fact, for Barcelona and Real Madrid, these two numbers are particularly special, since in the past they were worn by legends of the sport, while in the last decade for the “Blaugrana” the best football player in its history, Lionel Messidid things and miracles with “10”, while o Benzema with “9” he wrote his name in golden letters in history at Real Madrid, winning, among other things, five Champions League.
Times have changed in world football and it is necessary to adapt to the new conditions. As hard as this is…
Source: Sport Fm
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