El Clásico BARCELONA-REAL MADRID

BARCELONA-REAL MADRID

Barcelona vs Real Madrid teams

As Barça welcome Madrid to the Camp Nou, the confirmed teams see Iniesta start on the bench while Zidane has gone as expected with Isco, Lucas Vázquez and Kovacic.

Barcelona vs Real Madrid teams
FELIPE SEVILLANO DIARIO AS

No Iniesta but no surprises

The two starting line-ups for the first Clásico of the 2016/17 season have been confirmed by Luis Enrique and Zinedine Zidane and the twenty two names are close to what most were expecting.

One decision from the home manager is to keep Iniesta (who has not played since 22 October) away from the fiery start but may choose to use him later in the game. André Gomes starts in his place.

Barcelona's Portuguese midfielder Andre Gomes hoping to impress more than he did in his last outing.

For Madrid, Varane starts at the back and Lucas Vázquez and Kovacic get a chance once again to impress their boss and the following fans. The returning Casemiro finds a place on the bench.


 

Barcelona: Ter Stegen; Sergi Roberto, Piqué, Mascherano, Jordi Alba; Busquets, Rakitic, André Gomes; Suárez, Messi, Neymar.

Real Madrid: Keylor; Carvajal, Varane, Ramos, Marcelo; Lucas Vázquez, Modric, Kovacic, Isco; Cristiano, Benzema.

Referee: Clos Gómez