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Barcelona squad for El Clásico: Neymar out, Aleix Vidal travels for support

Luis Enrique has named his final Clásico squad list as Neymar misses out and Arda Turan, Carles Aleña and Aleix Vidal travel with the group to Real Madrid's Santiago Bernabeú.

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Barcelona squad for El Clásico: Neymar out, Aleix Vidal travels for support
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Barcelona have released their squad list ahead of El Clásico and there are few suprises. Neymar did not travel with the squad despite speculation that he might while Arda Turan has recovered in time to make the final 18. JEremy Mathieu is out too but la Masia graduate Carles Aleña is in too and could see minutes in Neymar's absence.

Aleix Vidal, who suffered a serious ankle injury against Alavés back in February and still has a long road to go in his recovery process, travelled with the squad to offer his support. Turan has been out for almost as long as he suffered an abductor injury against Athletic Bilbao and returned for a short spell before succumbing to the injury and missing another five games. Aleña has made two appearences in the league for Luis Enrique's side this season and is hotly tipped to make the step up to the senior squad sooner rather than later.

Barcelona's squadto play Real Madrid

Ter Stegen, Piqué, Rakitic, Sergio, Denis, Arda, A. Iniesta, Suárez, Messi, Cillessen, Mascherano, Paco Alcácer, Jordi Alba, Digne, Sergi Roberto , André Gomes, Aleix Vidal -travels with the squad- Umtiti and Aleñá.