Barca vs Real

Barcelona vs Real Madrid: Team news, injuries, possible lineups

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Barcelona FC will tonight clash with Real Madrid at home in the El Clasico.The Ernesto Valverde’s side has already been crowned La Liga champions for 2017/2018 season.

 Valverde’s men head into this clash following their 4- 2 win over Deportivo La Coruna in the La Liga last Sunday.

Barcelona are on the verge of completing an unbeaten league campaign, but must overcome their biggest remaining obstacle at Camp Nou against the Los Blancos.

The Catalan club will be hoping to complete a league double over Zinedine Zidane’s men after celebrating the Christmas last year by producing a thumping 3-0 victory over Real Madrid in the La Liga, with Messi, Suarez and Aleix Vidal all bagging in an emphatic away win at the Bernabeu.

Sergi Samper is the only player in the squad sidelined due to injury, giving Valverde free chance to pick his strongest team.

 Philippe Coutinho is expected to be a part of the hosts’ midfield, sitting alongside Iniesta, Ivan Rakitic and Sergio Busquets.

Defender, Sergi Roberto will start at right-back ahead of Nelson Semedo.

Luis Suarez and Messi are expected to lead the attack line as usual.

Meanwhile, Zinedine Zidane’s Real Madrid head into this clash after beating Bayern Munich on Tuesday night with a 4-3 aggregates to secure a place in the Champions League final slated for May 26 in Kiev.

 Zidane will have to manage his resources because of the Champions League final against Liverpool and will now be hoping to prevent Barca going the entire La Liga season unbeaten.

The Los Blancos currently sit in third position on the La Liga league table with 71 points from 34 games.

Zidane will likely start Ronaldo and Karim Benzema in the attack line, while Isco could play just behind the front two.

Defender, Dani Carvajal remains out with an injury picked up in the Champions League, meaning Lucas Vazquez may stand in again at right-back – if not, Achraf Hakimi may feature.

Defender, Raphael Varane might also sit out as he continues to manage a slight knock, while Nacho is set to feature in central defence alongside Sergio Ramos.

Barcelona potential starting XI: Ter Stegen, Roberto, Pique, Umtiti, Alba, Coutinho, Busquets, Rakitic, Iniesta, Suarez, Messi.

Real Madrid potential starting XI: Navas, Vasquez, Nacho, Ramos, Marcelo, Kroos, Casemiro, Modric, Isco, Benzema, Ronaldo

The kick off time for the match is 7:45pm.