Barcelona Vs. Real Madrid, 2012 El Clasico: So... Where Is Sergio Busquets?

A flurry of Real Madrid corners now and Barcelona really are looking on the back foot. Madrid haven't looked this good in a Clasico since the 2011 Copa del Rey final - the only one they've actually won in the past few years - and that's an encouraging sign since they're playing good, positive football. Maybe future Clasicos will be less whiny than they've been over the past couple of seasons.

Anyway, Barcelona finally clear but they don't hold the ball for long, thanks to a blown offside call, and Madrid can once again go on the attack. The very odd thing about the match is how poor a game Sergio Busquets is having. The Barca midfielder is usually in complete control of the centre of the pitch, but right now Kaka and Ozil are going through him like he's not there. It's still 0-0, but there's no way this game ends scoreless.

For more on the two teams, check out Real Madrid blog Managing Madrid and FC Barcelona blog Barca Blaugranes. We have live coverage of the match in our Real Madrid vs. Barcelona, 2012 El Clasico StoryStream.

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