Barcelona is in first place in the Spanish league table barely. They’re tied with Atletico Madrid with 54 points and Real Madrid has 52 points. Valencia, in 10th place with 25 points, is bound to be overmatched in their match at Camp Nou.
They’ll have to do it with Lionel Messi, who Pepe says is now second best in the world behind Cristiano Ronaldo.
“I think, no doubt, two years ago the player that was in very, very good condition was Messi,” Pele told the ESPN FC TV show. “In five years he became the best player in Europe, but in the last two years, and this year, he had a problem: he got injured, he was out this year and he has played few games.
“Ronaldo has come through for the past two or three years and is the best in Europe. I think at the moment no doubt Ronaldo is the best player, but until now Messi was the best.”
Date: February 1
Start Time: 10:00 a.m. ET
Location: Barcelona, Spain
Stadium: Camp Nou
TV Info: beIN Sport USA, beIN Sport en Español
Live Stream: beIN Sport Play
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