Barcelona’s key midfielder Arthur Melo is likely to be fit for the much awaited El Clasico scheduled for this weekend. He had a muscle overburdening during the last game against Inter Milan in the Champions League. However, reports suggest that the player could play some minutes against their might rivals Real Madrid at the Camp Nou. Arthur received plenty of plaudits for his performance against Inter, although he was substituted off for Arturo Vidal in the 77th minute, with the score still 1-0. The fans were unaware of the situation, and voiced their displeasure as one of their best performers was subbed off.
Arthur Is Likely To Be For For El Clasico
The Brazilian midfielder had a great game in the Champions League and it’s hard to not compare him with the Spanish Maestro Andres Iniesta. The way he makes everything he does look so simple is eerily reminiscent of Xavi.
Barcelona have made some seriously expensive signings in the last two years, but Arthur may turn out to be the most valuable one of all.
In the Absence of Lionel Messi, Arthur is fast becoming Barcelona’s most crucial player ahead of El Clasico against Real Madrid. Not having Messi will always be a disadvantage, but Wednesday saw significant positives for the Catalans, especially in the performance of a Brazilian midfielder.
Arthur has played in Brazil’s last four games and looks set to become a mainstay of the national side. Club manager Ernesto Valverde has stated that it is going to be tough to face Real Madrid.
The Catalans needed solution for Iniesta and Xavi. The arrival of Arthur is turning out to be the perfect solution. Wearing the No. 8, his attributes were appreciated by supporters on Wednesday.
Barcelona will play Real Madrid on this Sunday at the Camp Nou. Check full schedule with telecast channels of the game here. Defending Champions Barcelona are leading the table at the top spot. The other El Clasico team is at the 7th spot.