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Barcelona announce squad for El Clasico against Real Madrid

Andres Iniesta is fit enough and could start against Real.

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Barcelona just published their squad list for today's El Clasico against Real Madrid and the list includes Andres Iniesta, who is back after the injury he picked up against Valencia.


Goalkeepers: Ter Stegen, Cillessen.

Defenders: Pique, Sergi Roberto, Javier Mascherano, Jordi Alba, Digne, Umtiti.

Midfielders: Sergio Busquets, Denis Suarez, Arda Turan, Iniesta, Ivan Rakitic, Andre Gomes.

Attackers: Messi, Neymar, Luis Suarez, Paco Alcacer.

Reports from Barcelona suggest that Pique and Umtiti will be the ones in charge of the defense with Busquets, Andres Iniesta and Rakitic starting in the midfield.

Barcelona have had problems defending counterattacks so Cristiano Ronaldo, Lucas Vazquez and Karim Benzema will need to be accurate with their passes if they want to exploit that weakness. Vazquez's work-rate will be very valuable defensively but he needs to have fresh legs on those counterattacks if Madrid want to be a threat without having most of the possession today.

Live Streaming for El Clasico: Fubo.TV (high-quality and legal stream, monthly subscription for every Real Madrid game, click here to sign up and benefit from a special discount for new members and Managing Madrid readers).

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