Real Madrid just published their squad list for Sunday's El Clasico against FC Barcelona (20:45 CET). This match could be decisive as Los Blancos could increase their lead to six points —and one game at hand— in the table with a win.
REAL MADRID SQUAD
Goalkeepers: Navas, Casilla and Yáñez.
Defenders: Carvajal, Ramos, Nacho, Marcelo and Danilo.
Midfielders: Kroos, James, Casemiro, Kovacic, Modric, Asensio and Isco.
Forwards: Cristiano Ronaldo, Benzema, Bale, Lucas Vázquez and Morata.
Coach Zinedine Zidane will most likely keep his cards close to his chest with Gareth Bale, but the Welshman should be ready to make the starting XI, something that would send Isco to the bench. If that happens, Zidane would have both Isco and Asensio ready to come on and change the course of the game when needed, something they've been doing quite effectively as of late.
Nacho and Ramos will start in the center of Real's defensive line and they must keep their composure against Suarez, who will surely try to take advantage of them with his antics.
Barcelona will be without Neymar as the winger is suspended. That means that Arda Turan will most likely be the one playing on the left wing, so Carvajal should be able to be productive on offense.
Kick-off time: 20:45 CET, 02:45pm EST.
Venue: Estadio Santiago Bernabeu, Madrid, Spain.
Prediction: Real Madrid 2 (Ronaldo, Benzema)-0 FC Barcelona
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