Barcelona's squad list: Ter Stegen, Piqué, Rakitic, Sergio, Denis, Arda, A. Iniesta, Suárez, Messi, Cillessen, Mascherano, Paco Alcácer, Jordi Alba, Digne, Sergi Roberto , André Gomes, Aleix Vidal -travels with the squad- Umtiti y Aleñá (28).
Neymar is finally not traveling with the team even though reports from Barcelona suggested that the club was going to let him play after the big controversy around his suspension appealed to the Court of Arbitration for Sport.
Arda Turan is expected to replace the winger on Barcelona's lineup although Luis Enrique could also decide to include an extra midfielder and play under a 3-5-2 formation with Messi and Suarez upfront.
Real Madrid have a three-point lead with one game at hand, so this is not a must-win for Los Blancos, who will be able to hand the pressure over to Barcelona. This could actually be very good for Madrid, as they could sit back and wait for some counterattacking chances just like Juventus did last Wednesday at the Camp Nou. Barcelona are quite vulnerable defending transitions, so this could be a good strategy for Los Blancos.
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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