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Real Madrid announce squad for El Clasico against Barcelona

No surprises on Zidane's list.

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Real Madrid have published the squad list for Saturday's El Clasico against Barcelona.


Goalkeepers: Keylor Navas, Kiko Casilla and Ruben Yáñez.

Defenders: Dani Carvajal, Pepe, Sergio Ramos, Raphael Varane, Nacho Fernandez and Marcelo.

Midfielders: James Rodriguez, Casemiro, Mateo Kovacic, Luka Modric, Marco Asensio and Isco.

Attackers: Cristiano Ronaldo, Karim Benzema, Lucas Vázquez and Mariano.

There are no surprises on this list —other than Danilo being out— even though Toni Kroos managed to train with the rest of the squad today. The German midfielder will be back from injury sooner than expected but still must be patient.

Casemiro is available but reports from Spain indicate that he will start on the bench after completing a rusty performance last Wednesday against Cultural Leonesa.

All things considered, it seems that Luka Modric, Mateo Kovacic and Isco Alarcon will start in the midfield with Lucas Vazquez, Cristiano Ronaldo and Karim Benzema playing upfront.

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