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El Clasico: Barcelona vs Real Madrid Predicted line-ups and all you need to know.

LaLiga Santander had to adapt to an era without Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo and now it will be the first Clásico between Barcelona and Real Madrid in years without them.

Barcelona are ready to host their fiercest rivals at Camp Nou and their own season needs to get back on track after a series of dire results. Real Madrid have been in much better shape this season and are hoping to add to the misery at Los Cules after beating Shakhtar Donetsk 5-0 in the Champions League mid-week.

Eden Hazard will have to face a fight against time to be fit enough for the game while Barcelona will definitely have to forego Pedri, Ousmane Dembele and Ronald Araujo, all of whom were excluded earlier in the week.

Ferland Mendy returned in the Champions League meeting with Shakhtar Donetsk, although it is unclear whether he is ready for a game with the intensity of Clásico. Ronald Koeman needs to find a way to blunt Karim Benzema, as Barcelona's defense has been incredibly porous this season.

Barcelona's predicted line-up:

Marc-Andre ter Stegen; Sergino Dest, Gerard Piqué, Eric García, Jordi Alba; Frenkie de Jong, Sergio Busquets, Gavi; Memphis Depay, Sergio Agüero, Ansu Fati.

Real Madrid Predicted line-up:

Thibaut Courtois; Lucas Vázquez, Eder Militao, David Alaba, Ferland Mendy; Luka Modric, Casemiro, Toni Kroos; Rodrygo Goes, Karim Benzema, Vinicius Junior.

Game time:

This Sunday's match between Barcelona and Real Madrid kicks off at 16:15 CEST

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Barcelona Champions League Eden Hazard Karim Benzema Ousmane Dembele


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