The first El Clasico of the season is here as Football Club Barcelona gets set to welcome bitter rivals Real Madrid to Camp Nou later today.
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In this article, Dozo.ng looks at the possible lineup for Ronald Koeman’s side and Carlo Ancelotti's men. Check it out below:
Marc Andre Ter Stegen is undoubtedly going to be the man between the sticks.
As for the backline, Eric Garcia is expected to return to the starting XI after missing out in their last game due to suspension. He's to partner with veteran star Gerard Pique in the heart of the defense.
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Jordi Alba, who was earlier a doubt for the game, has been named on the squad list. As such, he should start as a left-back while Sergi Roberto occupies the opposite position.
In the midfield, Gavi is expected to keep his place alongside the duo of Sergio Busquets and Frenkie De Jong.
As for the attacking composition, Sergino Dest is likely to keep playing as a right-winger while Memphis Depay and Ansu Fati keep their places in the center-forward and left-wing-forward positions respectively.
Here's an illustration of how the Catalan giants could line up:
Image via Hard Tackle.
Carlo Ancelotti is also expected to stick to his 'favorite' 4-3-3 formation for tonight's El Clasico.
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Courtois is expected to keep his place in the goal while David Alaba and Eder Militao form a shield in central defense. Mendy is expected to return to the left-back spot with Nacho Fernandez filling in for the injured Dani Carvajal.
As for the midfield, the trio of Toni Kroos, Casemiro, and Luka Modric is expected to keep their places.
As for the attack, Karim Benzema is undoubtedly a starter up front. He could be flanked by Vinicius Junior and Rodrygo Goes.
Here's an illustration below:
Image via Hard Tackle.
Tell us what you think about these lineups in the comments section below.
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