Two of the most intense rivals in the world of soccer will battle it out on the field in Spain today. Real Madrid will host FC Barcelona in the 230th El Clásico.
With Madrid just three points behind Barcelona, fans in the Spanish capital are hoping for a win today to keep pace with famed coach Luis Enrique's defending champions. Whether you're a die-hard fan of fútbol or prefer the games as more of a social gathering, we can think of a reason — 12 reasons to be more accurate — you might find today's showdown entertaining.
Meet 12 of the hottest players hitting the field at today's El Clásico.