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ESPN – Exclusive interview: Gerard Pique on El Clasico, Luis Suarez and Barcelona

Alison Bender explains It's all about Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi ahead of Real Madrid and Barcelona's clash in El Clasico. Cristiano Ronaldo won the Ballon d'Or in January, and since then his form has only gone even further off the scale. Thus he's currently the world's No. 1 player by a still greater distance. Just as a matter of interest, his record in Clasicos is: played 21, won five, drawn six … lost 10. His former Manchester United teammate, Gerard Pique, on the other hand, can boast a ridiculously good stat. Since returning to Barcelona, the 27-year-old World Cup-winning defender has lost only four of his…

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