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Barcelona announce squad for El Clasico against Real Madrid

Neymar will not travel.

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FC Barcelona just published their squad list for tonight's El Clasico against Real Madrid (Santiago Bernabeu, 20:45 CET).

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.

How to watch El Clasico

Kick-off time: 20:45 CET, 02:45pm EST.

Venue: Estadio Santiago Bernabeu, Madrid, Spain.

Prediction: Real Madrid 2 (Ronaldo, Benzema)-0 FC Barcelona

Available TV: BeIN Sports (USA), Movistar Partidazo (Spain).

Available streaming: BeIN Sports Connect (USA), Fubo.TV (EVERY Real Madrid game with a high-quality and legal stream, click here to sign up and benefit from a huge offer for new members and Managing Madrid readers).

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