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FC Barcelona announce squad for El Clásico against Real Madrid

Rafinha is back.

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Barcelona released the squad list for tonight's Clásico against Real Madrid. Mathieu will be out after picking up a knee injury with France during this FIFA break but the good news for Luis Enrique's side is that Rafinha is back.

FC Barcelona's list: Ter Stegen, Bravo, Piqué, I.Rakitic, Sergio, Dani Alves, Arda, A.Iniesta, Suárez, Messi, Neymar Jr, Rafinha, Mascherano, Bartra, Munir, Jordi Alba, Sergi Roberto and Vermaelen.

Barcelona's lineup seems to be clear and decided already with Bravo, Alves, Piqué, Mascherano, Alba, Busquets, Rakitic, Iniesta, Messi, Neymar and Suárez starting the game unless Luis Enrique decides to surprise everybody.

It will be very important for Real Madrid to contain Barcelona's midfield. Rakitic has been playing very well lately and Iniesta already destroyed Los Blancos on their first meeting of the season. Needless to say, Pepe and Ramos must also be very careful with Barça's attacking trio of Neymar, Suárez and Messi.

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