How the league leaders are likely to lineup in this crunch match at the top of the table.
It’s the return of one of the most highly anticipated events in world football as Real Madrid and Barcelona go head-to-head in El Clasico.
Four points separate leaders Madrid and current La Liga champions Barca at the top of the table and this match at the Estadio Santiago Bernabeu will be crucial in the title race.
After brushing aside Schalke 04 midweek in the Champions League, Carlo Ancelotti’s side should be brimming with confidence and here’s how fanatix thinks Los Blancos will lineup.
GK – Diego Lopez
In a decision that still baffles many Ancelotti uses Lopez as the goalkeeper in the league and club captain Iker Casillas in cup competitions, so expect the former to be between the sticks.
RB – Daniel Carvajal
Since returning to the Spanish capital after a year away with Bayer Leverkusen, the 22-year-old has firmly established himself in the starting XI and looks to be a real talent.
CB – Sergio Ramos
After serving a suspension the Spain international should be reinstated in central defence at the expense of impressive youngster Raphael Varane.
CB – Pepe
Alongside Ramos at the back will be this Portuguese stalwart, who has something of a chequered history in El Clasico.
LB – Marcelo
The Brazilian is now recognised as one of the finest attacking full-backs in the game and has seven assists in the league this campaign.