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01st Apr 2016

Barcelona to pay tribute to Johan Cruyff during El Clasico with a one-off kit

Kevin McGillicuddy

A fitted tribute to the man.

Barcelona will play their first club game since te untimely death of Johan Cruyff this weekend, and it just happens to be against their biggest rivals Real Madrid.

The man who helped create Total Football’ guided the Catalans to their first European Cup triumph in 1992 and was widely regarded as the instigator of their current tika-taka style.

The Dutchman sadly passed away last month after  a battle with lung cancer, and this weekend, ahead of a possible title deciding El Clasico, Barcelona have revealed a special tribute on their jersey to the Dutch master.

Luis Enrique’s side currently enjoy a nine-point advantage at the top of the La Liga standings,  with Real Madrid 10 points adrift in third.

A win for the home side would see the title race all but wrapped up, while Madrid are desperate for a boost.

And a victory for Luis Enrique’s men would effectively wrap up the title with just seven games of the league season remaining.

As for Madrid, a win could (although their chances appear slim) fire them back into the title hunt and give Zinedine Zidane’s men the boost they need going into the run-in.