It's all set. Real Madrid and FC Barcelona released their official lineups for this first Clásico of the Liga BBVA season.
Real Madrid Starting XI: Navas, Danilo, Varane, Ramos, Marcelo, Kroos, Modric, James, Bale, Ronaldo, Benzema.
FC Barcelona Starting XI: Bravo; Alves, Piqué, Mascherano, Alba; Busquets, Iniesta, S. Roberto, Rakitic; Suárez, Neymar
This is a very important match for Real Madrid. If Barcelona get a win, Messi and Co. will have a six-point lead in the Liga BBVA table, but a win for Madrid would make things very interesting.
For the first time this season, Benítez has every player at his disposal, and he's decided to start both James and Benzema.
Luis Enrique keeps Messi on the bench so expect him to come on during the second half trying to shake things up. Rakitic has made the Starting XI after spending some time recovering from an injury as well.