Lewis Hamilton sends good luck message to Barcelona ahead of El Clasico

Formula One star Lewis Hamilton has sent Barcelona a good luck message ahead of Sunday night’s El Clasico.

Barca head to the Spanish capital to take on Real Madrid with the Catalan giants currently two points clear of their rivals at the top of La Liga.

This season’s other El Clasico, at the Nou Camp in December, finished goalless though Real had almost double Barcelona’s shots.

Hamilton is hoping it’s a different story this time around with the F1 ace donning a famous Barca jersey for his message.

“Hey, what’s up guys?” Hamilton said in a video posted on Barcelona’s social media.

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“I just want to say a huge thank you to FC Barcelona for sending me this shirt, I’m so, so grateful. I’m a massive fan and I’m so proud of you guys.

“I’ll be watching this weekend, good luck with El Clasico. I know you guys are going to do amazing.

“You’re hugely inspirational and I just want to send you a lot of positive energy.”

Barcelona boss Quique Setien knows El Clasico could have a big impact in deciding where the La Liga title lands this season.

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"It could be a very important day," the Barcelona head coach said. "A win would give us a lead. I don't know if that would be enough – I'm sure it wouldn't.

"We see very strange things happen in football, but I don't really trust form too much. In football, you put the past behind you. It's the present that you're rewarded on.

"In a Clasico, people tend to forget about the points, positions in the tables. This is a Clasico where both teams always play as hard as they can regardless of the situation they're in.

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"For Madrid, it is a vital game – probably much more important than it is for us, because of the situation in the table at the moment and the amount of time that's left.

"We could pick up a five-point lead, which would be a big step forward. It would leave them with a lot of ground to make up. I don't like the word decisive, it's certainly important."

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