'Want to win Clasico for Neymar'

Madrid will pull six points clear of Barcelona if they manage to win the game at the Bernabeu.

Though Isco's performances led to calls for his retention in the starting XI, Real will be hoping Bale is match fit for their all important Clasico match against Barcelona.

Victory would also boost Barcelona's confidence following some poor results and its disappointing elimination to Juventus in the quarterfinals of the Champions League this week.

The Catalans, who on Wednesday night were knocked out from the Champions League quarter-finals by Juventus, can not afford a defeat to Los Blancos as they only have six games to turn around the current situation.

This isn't the first time Twitter has immortalised La Liga stars in emoji form; the social networking platform's first ever custom-made football player emojis came in the form of Cristiano Ronaldo, Messi and Neymar to celebrate to 2015 Ballon d'Or awards.

"Knowing the situation we are in, we go to Madrid wanting to win that game", Rakitic said.

The 27-year-old was brought off during the second half of Madrid's quarter-final first leg win at Bayern Munich last week with a calf problem.

"There are few players who can to do what Ronaldo has done and we all know that". Yet, barring a setback, the news from Real Madrid is a positive as there are still three days left for the star to recover full fitness. "A victory would be very important for us in the title race ..." There's no better place to go than the Bernabeu.

  • Julie Sanders