Andres Iniesta, the Barca midfielder says he hopes Karim Benzema can overcome his current off-field problems as quickly as possible.
Real Madrid’s striker Benzema has received the full backing of Madrid and trained following his return to the Spanish capital.
Although, the rivalry that exists between the two clubs cannot be measured in any small way, Iniesta has found time to wish the in-form striker of their rivals well and is adamant no one at Camp Nou is taking any pleasure from Benzema's troubles.
Madrid and Barca are joint leaders of La Liga having taken 24 points from their opening 10 games with the first Clasico scheduled for November 21 at the Santiago Bernabeu with the result of the game likely to go a long way to ditch the losers’ aspirations at the league title.
Iniesta is hopeful Barca can triumph over Real Madrid even if star forward Lionel Messi fails to overcome a knee injury in time.
Barca have coped well in Messi's absence winning all matches since with Neymar and Suarez holding the fort.
Nevertheless, a game with the presence of the talisman, Messi is a highly inspiring one for the Catalan club.
Perhaps, the diminutive midfield dynamo knows a full house with the presence of Messi for Barca and Benzema would churn out worthy winners and a not too sour loser.
Benzema was on Thursday charged with being implied in an attempt to blackmail and participating in a criminal conspiracy as part of an investigation into an alleged sex-tape plot involving France team-mate Mathieu Valbuena.