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Madrid Best XI vs Barca Best XI: Who will win?

Club Barcelona and Real Madrid CF are unarguably the biggest football clubs in world football.

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Over the years, we've seen these clubs produce lots of world-class players. In this article, we'll be comparing the best players of the 21st century from both clubs... Let's have a look:

FC Barcelona

For Barcelona, we'll be experimenting with their traditional 4-3-3 formation.

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Without a doubt, Leo Messi will have a place in the club's best XI. With his excellent records and a massive number of goals at the club, the Argentinian has cemented his place as the club's greatest player.

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Samuel Eto and Ronaldinho are other players who should have a spot in the best XI attack.


Iniesta, Xavi Hernandez, and Sergio Busquets are undoubtedly Barcelona’s best midfield trio of all time. As such, they'll occupy the spaces in the midfield in this XI.


Though Barca has produced some great defenders over the years, we'll be picking only Gerrard Pique, Carlos Puyol, Dani Alves, and Jordi Alba for the XI's backline.

For the goalkeeping position, we'll be picking Victor Valdez over Marc Andre Ter Stegen.

Real Madrid

We'll also be experimenting with the 4-3-3 formation for Real Madrid.

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Cristiano Ronaldo is Real Madrid's highest goal scorer of all time. As such, his place in the BEST XI is not in doubt.

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Raul and Benzema are other players that should occupy the two spots up front.


Over the years, Madrid has seen a lot of good midfielders join its fold. However, the trio of Zinedine Zidane, Luka Modric, and Luis Figo seems to be the best among all Real Madrid's midfielders in the 21st century.


Ramos is undoubtedly Real Madrid's greatest defender. As such, he should occupy the central-defense position alongside another Real Madrid great, Pepe.

Marcelo and Dani Carvajal could fit in as full-backs in the lineup.

Here's an illustration of the two XI's below:

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The big question: Who will win?

These XI's above are made of excellent players. However, if these two teams had faced in their prime, we think Barcelona's XI will triumph.

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