El Clasico: Barcelona Forward Joao Felix Makes Mockery of Real Madrid Ahead of Crunch Game

El Clasico: Barcelona Forward Joao Felix Makes Mockery of Real Madrid Ahead of Crunch Game

Godwin Nii Armah Tagoe
updated at February 13, 2024 at 11:54 AM
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  • Barcelona star Joao Felix has taunted Real Madrid ahead of their El Clasico showdown
  • Felix took a swipe at Barca's fiercest rivals as the two Spanish giants lock horns on Saturday
  • Saturday's El Clasico showdown will be the Portuguese's first-ever appearance in the biggest fixture in Spain

Joao Felix has subtly taunted Real Madrid in the build-up to the highly-anticipated El Clasico match between Barcelona and Real Madrid scheduled for Saturday, October 27.

Currently on a season-long loan at Barcelona, the young talent has quickly won over the fans with an impressive record of seven goal contributions (three goals and four assists) in 10 appearances across all competitions.

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Barcelona forward Joao Felix ruffled a few Real Madrid feathers ahead of the El Clasico showdown. Photos by Xavier Bonilla and Alex Caparros
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As he gears up for his first appearance in the most significant fixture on the Spanish football calendar, the 23-year-old has demonstrated his excitement for the upcoming showdown, showcasing his commitment to the specific El Clasico divide he represents.

Additionally, he made a veiled reference to Barcelona's memorable 4-0 victory over Real Madrid from a couple of seasons ago.

"I remember the 4-0 at the Bernabeu. We talked about it in the locker room," Felix told DAZN, as cited by Tribuna.
"I've always watched El Clasicos, and I've always been on Barca's side," the Portuguese added.

The former Benfica star will be hoping to get his first win against Los Blancos when Barca host Madrid at the Estadi Olímpic Lluís Companys in the first instalment of the El Clasico.

According to Transfermarkt, Felix has not won a game against the White Angels, drawing twice and losing on six occasions, across all competitions.

Felix declares himself fit ahead of El Clasico

Meanwhile, Sports Brief reported that Felix has alleviated concerns regarding the injury, assuring fans of his well-being in a recent social media post.

The Barcelona forward triggered worry among supporters during the Champions League match against Shakhtar Donetsk on Wednesday, October 25, after appearing to sustain an injury.

Despite his exceptional performance since joining the team this summer, the 23-year-old was substituted in the 75th minute following a knock against the Ukrainian club.

Match Preview: Barcelona vs Real Madrid

Sports Brief also reported that the much-awaited initial clash of the 2023/24 El Clasico season has arrived, as Barcelona prepares to host long-standing rivals Real Madrid at the Estadi Olímpic Lluís Companys, both teams vying for the honour and pride at stake.

With just one point separating the two sides after ten league games, securing a victory holds immense significance in determining the trajectory of the season for either team.

For Madrid, a loss on Saturday would mean surrendering their advantageous position on the league table to their rivals. Conversely, this match carries the weight of redemption, as they aim to avenge their dual defeats to Barcelona in the previous La Liga season.

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Godwin Nii Armah Tagoe is a Ligue 1, Bundesliga, and La Liga editor with five-year experience. He previously worked with Sports Corna and 360SportsGH.