Barcelona legend Carles Puyol has given his opinion before El Clasico, which will take place on Sunday.
Puyol believes Real Madrid’s poor form is due to the lack of Cristiano Ronaldo, who joined Juventus during the summer for 112m euros.
“It’s logical that the team becomes weaker when the best player leaves,” Puyol said.
“They must find other ways of playing, they were under the influence of Cristiano’s goals.”
The match between Barcelona and Real Madrid will take place on Sunday starting at 17:15 at Camp Nou.