The countdown has begun! Only five days now till El Clasico hits our TV screens.

I’m as excited as Robbie Savage when his monthly subscription to HAIR MONTHLY pops through the door. I don’t plan on writing any kind of lengthy build up, your not going to find any sort of tactical preview, anything that I write would not do the game justice. Can you tell I’m excited.

I had toyed with the idea of writing some sort of homage to Lionel Messi such is his greatness, like his old teammate Ronaldinho, Messi’s love of the game and cheeky smile as he dances past each defender is a joy to behold.

Hours could pass, many cups of tea could be drunk and I would write 1,000 words depicting the greatness of the man, the goals, the skills and so on and so on, it still wouldn’t come across how I wanted, so what better way to show my love for little Leo, and to get everyone as excited as I am for this Monday’s game, sit back, relax and watch a master at work.

I hope that has got you suitably in the mood for Monday’s game, maybe I should post a Ronaldo video beforehand, so I don’t look biased towards Barca.