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Jordi Alba in Barcelona squad for El Clásico against Real Madrid

EL CLÁSICO BARCELONA - REAL MADRID

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Jordi Alba in Barcelona squad for El Clásico against Real Madrid

Jordi Alba in Barcelona squad for El Clásico against Real Madrid

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Meanwhile, winger Gerard Deulofeu has not made it back from a knee injury for the LaLiga match at the Bernabéu on Saturday lunchtime.

Barcelona

Barcelona today trained for the final time before facing Real Madrid on Saturday, with Jordi Alba going through his paces as normal and able to take his place in the Blaugrana's 18-man squad for El Clásico.

Jordi Alba included, Deulofeu doesn't travel

Having had to train alone due to a muscle strain suffered against Deportivo La Coruña last weekend, Alba only rejoined the first-team group on Thursday.

Meanwhile, Gerard Deulofeu - who missed the Depor clash with a knee injury - has been left out of the travelling party despite suggestions that he would take pain-killing injections to be available to coach Ernesto Valverde.

Rafinha Alcántara and Ousmane Dembélé, who are back in training as they return from long-term injuries, are not in the squad, and Samuel Umtiti remains out with a torn hamstring.

Barcelona's expected XI to face Real Madrid:

Barring any surprises, it is expected that Valverde's starting XI at the Bernabéu will be: Ter Stegen; Sergi Roberto, Piqué, Vermaelen, Jordi Alba; Rakitic, Busquets, Paulinho, Iniesta; Messi, Suárez.

Barcelona's squad for El Clásico:

Ter Stegen, Cillessen, Semedo, Aleix Vidal, Piqué, Mascherano, Vermaelen, Jordi Alba, Digne, Sergi Roberto, Busquets, Rakitic, Paulinho, André Gomes, Iniesta, Denis Suárez, Messi, Luis Suárez.

LaLiga Santander

Table PTS W D L
1Barcelona 42 13 3 0
2Atlético 36 10 6 0
3Valencia 34 10 4 2
Full standing
Next matches
Real Madrid - Barcelona S-23/12 13:00
Barcelona - Levante D-07/01 16:15
R. Sociedad - Barcelona D-14/01 20:45
Fixtures

*Update 22 de diciembre de 2017

LaLiga Santander

Table PTS W D L
3Valencia 34 10 4 2
4Real Madrid 31 9 4 2
5Sevilla 29 9 2 6
Full standing
Next matches
Leganés - Real Madrid M-20/02 18:30
Real Madrid - Barcelona S-23/12 13:00
Celta - Real Madrid D-07/01 20:45
Fixtures

*Update 22 de diciembre de 2017

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