The most watched game in world football is Barca's first since Cruyff passed away at the age of 68 after a short battle with cancer last week. A pre-match display involving over 90,000 fans will read 'thank you Johan' with the same message carried on the Barca players' shirts.
"In what is a special match, it is without doubt extra motivation for us to try and win the game," said Barca captain Andres Iniesta.
Indeed, the emotion surrounding the occasion supersedes its importance in the title race in La Liga with Barca 10 points clear of third-placed Madrid with just eight games remaining. A 4-0 thrashing of Real when the sides last met in November put Barca well on course to retain the title.

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