Barcelona vs. Real Madrid: 5 Key Battles That Will Decide 'El Clasico'

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Barcelona vs. Real Madrid: 5 Key Battles That Will Decide 'El Clasico'
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Barcelona and Real Madrid will clash again on Wednesday for the ninth time in less than a year. This time the match will be hosted at the Camp Nou and will decide who goes through to the next round of the Copa del Rey.

Barcelona have the advantage of two away goals and a 2-1 lead from their earlier victory at the Santiago Bernabeu. However, this is a Clasico. Like every other match between these two savage rivals, this one will be decided by a variety of factors.

When teams are filled to the brim with individual talents as these two undoubtedly are, a very important factor will be the one-on-one battles that will take place on and off the pitch. Here's taking a look at the individual confrontations that will be crucial to the fate of this tie. 

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