FC Barcelona Vs. Real Madrid, La Liga 2012 Match Thread: More Than Three Points

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Mourinho and his men are about two hours away from kicking off the first Clásico of the 2012-2013 Liga BBVA season. Gerard Piqué will miss the game, with Adriano taking his spot. Benzema, Özil and Marcelo look on their way to start the game, according to reports.

Lineups aren't official yet. Barcelona defender Gerard Piqué will miss the game, and Adriano will take his spot, even though he's far from being a centerback. According to the Spanish press, Benzema Özil and Marcelo are set to start the game, since Mourinho is reportedly going to place his usual 4-2-3-1 on the pitch. This post will be edited as soon as lineups are official.

Official Lineups:

Real Madrid Starting XI: Casillas, Arbeloa, Pepe, Ramos, Marcelo, Alonso, Khedira, Di María, Özil, Ronaldo, Benzema.

FC Barcelona Starting XI: Valdés, Alves, Mascherano, Adriano, Alba, Busquets, Xavi, Iniesta, Cesc, Messi and Pedro.

Feel very welcome to comment on this Clásico with our community. But be respectful with everybody's views and have a "fair play" attitude. After all, this is still October.

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