SPANISH SUPER CUP

Real Madrid vs Barcelona team news: Bale and Isco out

El Clásico | Gareth Bale, Isco, and Casemiro move to the bench, with Asensio and Vazquéz starting. Gomes and Mascherano are in for Ernesto Valverde's Barça.

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Sevilla - Barcelona: Copa del Rey quarter-final

Real Madrid host Barcelona in the second leg of the 2017 Spanish Super Cup. Los Blancos hold a 3-1 advantage from the first leg at Camp Nou.

Follow AS English's minute-by-minute coverage of the match. Matt is in the live-feed hot seat. 

Real Madrid team news

Zinedine Zidane has brought in Asensio and Lucas Vazquéz for the second leg. Modric returns from suspension to take the place of Casemiro in midfield, with fellow Croatian Mateo Kovacic keeping his place in the side. 

Isco and Bale drop to the bench. Zidane is perhaps reluctant to select certain players for three matches in a week, with the LaLiga opener against Deportivo coming up on Sunday.

Real Madrid vs Barcelona team news: Bale and Isco out

Cristiano Ronaldo is another high-profile absentee. He came off the bench in Barcelona, scored a superb goal, was sent off, and pushed the referee. It was quite the cameo. The Portuguese has been hit with a five-match ban; one match for the red card, and a further four for pushing the referee. 

Real Madrid XI: Navas; Carvajal, Ramos, Varane, Marcelo; Modric, Kovacic, Kroos; Lucas V, Benzema, Asensio.

Barcelona team news

Andrés Iniesta is ruled out through injury, which comes as a big blow for Ernesto Valverde. Sergi Roberto takes his place in midfield, but he has big boots to fill. Iniesta was a stand-out performer for Barça in the first leg.

Real Madrid vs Barcelona team news: Bale and Isco out

Mascherano and Gomes also come in for Vidal and Deulofeu.  

Barça XI: Ter Stegen; Mascherano, Piqué, Umtiti, Alba; Gomes, Busquets, Rakitic, Roberto; Suárez, Messi.