Real Madrid team news vs Barcelona

first_imgPrimera División Real Madrid Team News: Injuries, suspensions and line-up vs Barcelona Ben Hayward Last updated 1 year ago 22:43 12/22/17 FacebookTwitterRedditcopy Comments(0) Cristiano Ronaldo Real Madrid Getty Images Primera División Real Madrid v Barcelona Real Madrid Barcelona Everything you need as Los Blancos take on the Blaugrana in a Clasico clash in the capital on Saturday Real Madrid will look to revive their fagging title hopes by beating Barcelona in the Clasico at the Santiago Bermabeu on Saturday.Zinedine Zidane’s men are in fourth place after 16 rounds of matches, provisionally 11 points adrift of their fierce rivals, albeit with a game in hand due to their participation in the Club World Cup.Los Blancos beat Gremio in Abu Dhabi to claim their fifth trophy of 2017, a club record, and will now look to get back on track in the Primera Division. Article continues below Editors’ Picks Lyon treble & England heartbreak: The full story behind Lucy Bronze’s dramatic 2019 Liverpool v Man City is now the league’s biggest rivalry and the bitterness is growing Megan Rapinoe: Born & brilliant in the U.S.A. A Liverpool legend in the making: Behind Virgil van Dijk’s remarkable rise to world’s best player Here, Goal takes a look at everything you need to know ahead of the Clasico clash in La Liga on Saturday…REAL MADRID INJURIES Raphael Varane is back from a muscle problem and Gareth Bale is also available after making his injury return at the Club World Cup, so there are no fresh injury concerns for Real Madrid ahead of the Clasico.Cristiano Ronaldo is fit despite missing training this week in the build-up to the game.Raphael Varane Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang Real Madrid Borussia Dortmund 25092017REAL MADRID SUSPENSIONS Sergio Ramos was shown the red card in Real Madrid’s 0-0 draw against Athletic Club at San Mames in early December and missed the 5-0 win against Sevilla prior to the Club World Cup, but he back for the Clasico.Sergio Ramos, Real MadridREAL MADRID POTENTIAL STARTING LINE-UPProbably for the very first time this season, Real Madrid go into a match without any major injuries as only Zidane’s son Luca is sidelined ahead of the Clasico clash against Barcelona.Gareth Bale is in line for a return to the starting line-up in attack, alongside Ronaldo and Karim Benzema in what would be a first start for the BBC all together this season.In defence, Sergio Ramos will feature after missing the 5-0 win over Sevilla through suspension and Raphael Varane should start alongside him (as he did in the Club World Cup final win over Gremio) after recovering from injury.Real Madrid possible ClasicoBARCELONA TEAM NEWS Barcelona are still without summer signing Ousmane Dembele, who is not ready to feature despite targeting an injury return against Real Madrid.Defender Samuel Umtiti and striker Paco Alcacer are also sidelined, while Gerard Deulofeu has been left out of the squad after his injury.Rafinha also fails to make the squad following a long spell out, while there is also no place for Arda Turan, who is set to leave the club in January.Luis Suarez Jordi Alba BarcelonaTV COVERAGE & KICK-OFF TIME Real Madrid versus Barcelona kicks off at 13:00 local time at the Santiago Bernabeu on Saturday and will be broadcast live in the UK on Sky Sports Football and also on Sky Sports Mix from 11:30 GMT. In the United States (US), Real Madrid v Barcelona can be watched live and on-demand with fuboTV (7-day free trial) and kicks off at 07:00 ET.BEST OPTA MATCH FACTS This will be the 237th El Clasico in all competitions between Real Madrid and Barcelona. Los Blancos have won 95 and the Blaugrana 92, while there have been 49 draws. Real Madrid, on 399, can become the first to reach 400 goals in the fixture. Barca currently have 384. Zinedine Zidane’s side won the last two Clasico clashes, both in the 2017 Spanish Supercopa (3-1 at Camp Nou and 2-0 at the Santiago Bernabeu). The last time Real Madrid won three consecutive matches against Barcelona in all competitions came back in 1978. Barcelona have the chance to win three consecutive La Liga matches against Real Madrid at the Santiago Bernabeu for the first time in the club’s history. Cristiano Ronaldo has scored 17 goals against Barcelona in all competitions since he joined Real Madrid and could equal Alfredo Di Stefano as the all-time top Real Madrid scorer in El Clasico history (18). Lionel Messi is the all-time top scorer in El Clasico history in all competitions (24 goals), the all-time La Liga top scorer in El Clasico history (16) and the all-time top scorer in El Clasico history at the Bernabeu (14).last_img

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