Both Barcelona and Real Madrid had lost their La Liga games last weekend, and will be eager to make an impact in the first El Clasico of the 2020-21 season on Saturday.

However, Barca was able to put the 1-0 away loss to Getafe aside, thumping Hungarian side Ferencv√°ros 5-1 in the UEFA Champions League, despite being reduced 10-men after Gerard Pique was shown a red card in the 68th minute.

Empty Clasico reflects current state of both sides

Meanwhile, Real’s woes continued as it slumped to a second consecutive home defeat — 0-1 against Cadiz in the La Liga and 2-3 against Shakhtar Donetsk in a Champions League Group B encounter.

A trip to Camp Nou, with or without fans, is going to be difficult for the Los Blancos, considering the potential absence of club captain Sergio Ramos due to a knock. Ramos also missed the midweek Shakhtar clash.

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