El Clásico | Predicted Barcelona XI vs Real Madrid

Barcelona host Real Madrid in El Clásico at the Estadi Olímpic Lluís Companys on Saturday.

Barça will be looking to overtake Madrid in the table, while Los Blancos will be aiming to extend their current one-point gap over the Blaugrana.

To try to win the Clásico, both Barça coach Xavi Hernández and Real Madrid coach Carlo Ancelotti will go for their strongest possible eleven.

Xavi has several of his injured players back, including Robert Lewandowski, Raphinha and Jules Koundé, but Frenkie de Jong and Pedri will be out for at least another week, and the versatile Sergi Roberto for longer.

As has been the norm since Xavi became Barcelona coach, the Terrassa native will move Ronald Araújo to right-back to control Vinícius Júnior, with Andreas Christensen partnering Iñigo Martínez in the heart of the defence.

Possible Barcelona XI vs Real Madrid

According to Mundo Deportivo, here is how Xavi’s side could line up:

Ter Stegen – Araújo, Christensen, Iñigo Martínez, Balde – Gündogan, Gavi, Cancelo, Fermín – Joao Félix, Lewandowski.

Kieran Quaile | GSFN

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