All set for Barcelona vs Real Madrid

09:47, November 29, 2010      

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Monday sees the biggest match of the Spanish football season when FC Barcelona entertain Real Madrid in the Camp Nou Stadium.

For the first time in history the clash between the two biggest clubs in Spain is being played on a Monday night, as a result of the elections for the Catalan Parliament, which were held this Sunday.

As usual, the game between Spain's two biggest teams and Spain's two biggest rivals has captured all of the headlines in the sporting press, with much of the attention focused on Real Madrid coach Jose Mourinho.

Mourinho worked as an assistant at Barcelona before embarking on a career that has seen him coach Porto, Chelsea and Inter Milan with huge success.

His relationship with the Barcelona supporters soured following a pair of incidents when Chelsea played Barcelona in the Champions League, while last season his Inter Milan team knocked Barca out of the semifinals on their way to eventual triumph in the same competition.

Mourinho's move to Barca's historic enemy was the final act that has made him public enemy number one in the Camp Nou and he can expect a hostile reception of the sort not seen since former Barcelona player Luis Figo returned to the ground after having signed for Real Madrid in 2000.

Barcelona coach Pep Guardiola has warned his players not to fall into provocations, while captain Carles Puyol asked the supporters to limit themselves to getting behind their team in order to avoid any ugly incidents.


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