El Clasico: Real Madrid Vs Barcelona Team News and Livestream

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Sun 20, March, 2022 03:11pm · Web
The latest edition of El Clasico will take place at Bernabeu on Sunday evening, as La Liga leaders Real Madrid welcome third-placed Barcelona to the Spanish capital.

Real Madrid are currently 10 points clear of second-placed Sevilla at the top of the table, while Carlo Ancelotti's side have a 15-point advantage over Barcelona heading into this weekend's contest.

Karim Benzema missed Saturday morning's training session for Real Madrid, and the France international has since been ruled out of this match due to a calf problem.

Rodrygo has been declared fit despite taking a heavy knock against Mallorca, but Ferland Mendy picked up a muscular problem last time out and is unavailable, so Nacho is expected to start at left-back.

Ancelotti is unlikely to spring any surprises in midfield, with Toni Kroos, Casemiro and Luka Modric set to feature once again, while Marco Asensio is likely to be given the nod on the right.

Benzema's absence will open the door for Gareth Bale, Mariano Diaz, Luka Jovic or Isco to start, and the latter could get the nod to play as a false nine this weekend.

As for Barcelona, Alejandro Balde, Ansu Fati, Sergi Roberto and Samuel Umtiti remain unavailable for selection, while Sergino Dest has also been ruled out with a hamstring problem.

Head coach Xavi is expected to make a couple of changes from the side that started against Galatasaray, with Dani Alves potentially returning at right-back, while Ousmane Dembele could take the place of Adama Traore to feature alongside Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang and Ferran Torres in a front three.

The midfield picks itself, but there is still a question mark over Gerard Pique's centre-back partner, and the indications are that Eric Garcia will get the nod over Ronald Araujo in El Clasico.

Barcelona (4-3-3): Ter Stegen; Alves, Araujo, Piqué, Alba; F. De Jong, Busquets, Pedri; Dembélé, Aubameyang, Gavi

Real Madrid (4-3-3): Courtois; Carvajal, Militão, Alaba, Nacho; Modric, Casemiro, Kroos; Rodrygo, Asensio, Vinicius

Venue: Estadio Santiago Bernabéu, Madrid, Spain

Referee: Juan Martínez Munuera

VAR: Antonio Mateu Lahoz

How to watch on TV: Not Available (USA, Canada), Premier Sports 1 (UK), SuperSport (Nigeria), MTV (India), Movistar LaLiga (Spain), others

How to watch online: ESPN+ (USA), LaLigaTV (UK), others

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