The Basque Barcelona head coach opts for the same side as per last week's midweek win over Inter Milan at Camp Nou.
Limited surprises from either coach with the naming of the starting sides ahead of today's El Clasico. Barcelona coach Ernesto Valverde retains Rafinha in his starting XI after his fine midweek display against Inter Milan in the Champions League.
Barcelona XI: Ter Stegen; Sergi Roberto, Piqué, Lenglet, Jordi Alba; Arthur, Busquets, Rakitic; Rafinha, Luis Suárez & Coutinho.
For Real Madrid, Nacho starts at right back covering the injured and despite the Bernabeu club going to the trouble of appealing his red card for Castilla last week, there is no room on the bench for Brazilian teenager Vinicius with the player not even being selected to start on the bench.
Real Madrid XI: Courtois; Nacho, Varane, Ramos; Marcelo; Modric, Casemiro, Kroos, Isco; Benzema & Bale