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Superstars set to square up in crucial La Liga battle

The world's most anticipated club football match, El Clasico, takes place tomorrow night (8pm).

Global superstars will come out to play, including Lionel Messi, Luis Suarez, Neymar, Xavi, Andres Iniesta, Cristiano Ronaldo, Gareth Bale, James Rodriguez, and Toni Kroos.

Perhaps the air of positivity in the Real camp stems from numbers that suggest despite their recent run of poor form, which has included a 4-3 defeat by Schalke as they scraped through to the Champions League quarter-finals and falling from the top of La Liga, a trip to the Nou Camp could be just what the doctor ordered.

Despite being in the rare position of being underdogs at the weekend, away from home Ronaldo and Bale are Spanish club football's most dangerous forward duo.

With Real only a point behind leaders Barca, this is a crucial battle in the La Liga title race.

Ulsterman Johnny McKinstry has been named as the new coach of the Rwanda national football team.

McKinstry previously led Sierra Leone into the top 50 of the Fifa world rankings and this new appointment will also see him take charge of the Under-23 and Under-20 teams.

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