Barcelona vs Real Madrid LIVE: Xavi's side look to go TWELVE points clear of Los Blancos in massive title clash – latest | The Sun

BARCELONA host rivals Real Madrid in huge top-of-the-table clash in La Liga TONIGHT!

Xavi's side are currently nine points clear of Madrid in second as Barca eye their first La Liga title since 2018/19.

However, Madrid will be oozing with confidence after beating Liverpool at the Bernabeu on Wednesday night to secure their place in the Champions League quarter-finals.

  • Kick-off time: 8pm GMT
  • Live stream: Viaplay Sports
  • TV channel: Viaplay Sports 1
  • Barca XI: Ter Stegen; Araujo, Christensen, Kounde, Roberto; De Jong, Busquets, Gavi; Balde, Raphinha, Lewandowski
  • Madrid XI: Courtois; Carvajal, Militao, Rudiger, Nacho; Modric, Camavinga, Kroos; Valverde, Vinicus Jr, Benzema


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    Barcelona subs

    Fati, Torres, Pena, Alonso, Alba, Kessie, Garcia, Torre, Tenas, Alarcon

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    Barcelona XI

    1 Ter Stegen, 4 Araujo, 5 Busquets, 6 Gavi, 9 Lewandowski, 15 Christensen, 20 Roberto, 21 De Jong, 22 Raphinha, 23 Kounde, 28 Balde

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    Real Madrid formation

    Real Madrid manager Carlo Ancelotti has fielded the same 4-3-3 formation he chose for Wednesday's Champions League victory over Liverpool at the Santiago Bernabeu.

    Thibaut Courtois starts in goal with Dani Carvajal at right-back and Nacho on the other side, while Eder Militao and Antonio Rudiger team up at centre-back.

    Luka Modric, Eduardo Camavinga and Toni Kroos link up in midfield.

    Federico Valverde, Vinicius Junior and captain Karim Benzema spearhead Real's attack

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    Real Madrid bench

    13 Lunin, 26 Lopez, 5 Vallejo, 7 Hazard, 11 Asensio, 16 Odriozola, 17 Vazquez, 18 Tchouameni, 19 Ceballos, 21 Rodrygo, 23 Mendy, 24 Mariano

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    Real Madrid XI

    1 Courtois, 2 Carvajal, 3 Militao, 6 Nacho, 8 Kroos, 9 Benzema, 10 Modric, 12 Camavinga, 15 Valverde, 20 Vinicius, 22 Rudiger.

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    The team sheets are in!!!

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    Good evening from Barcelona

    Welcome to SunSport’s live blog coverage of the El Clasico – Kostas here, and I will be bringing you all the action from arguably the biggest derby in the world between Barcelona and Real Madrid at the Nou Camp.

    Barca boss Xavi thought he would have Ousmane Dembele available for this major LaLiga clash but it seems like the forward will miss out due to a persistent hamstring injury.

    The same goes for Pedri, who is dealing with the same issue but suffered discomfort during training on Friday.

    However, the Spanish tactician will have Ronald Araujo back in his defence after the centre-back served his suspension.

    Real manager Carlo Ancelotti, on the other hand, will be without David Alaba, who is still nursing a hamstring injury.

    Alvaro Rodriguez is also unavailable as he is serving a suspension, however Ferland Mendy could play a part after he returned to the bench against Liverpool on Wednesday following his recovery from a hamstring issue.

    Ancelotti saw his star man Karim Benzema coming out against the Reds with a knock but it seems like the striker is good to go against Barcelona.

    The Italian head coach will have to make a major decision regarding his midfield, and he thus may drop Toni Kroos for Aurelian Tchouameni

    Credit: Getty

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