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Real Madrid squad named for El Clásico against FC Barcelona

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No Raphaël Varane or Mateo Kovacic.

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Real Madrid released the squad list for Saturday's Clásico and as initially expected, the list confirmed that Raphaël Varane will not be able to play. Mateo Kovacic will also miss the game.

Goalkeepers: Keylor Navas, Casilla and Yáñez.
Defenders: Pepe, Ramos, Nacho, Marcelo, Carvajal and Danilo.
Midfielders: Kroos, James, Bale, Casemiro, Modric and Isco.
Attackers: Cristiano Ronaldo, Benzema, Lucas Vázquez and Jesé.

All things considered, it seems that the only questions that now need to be solved are the right-back spot and whether Casemiro will start or not. If he does, both James and Isco will stay on the bench. These two players would be fighting for a starting spot if Casemiro doesn't make it into the lineup.

Marcelo, Pepe, Ramos, Modric, Kroos, Ronaldo, Benzema, Bale and Keylor Navas are surely going to start the game unless they experience some physical problems before kick-off.

It will be interesting to see what Zidane decides to do with his midfield.