SPANISH FOOTBALL | SPORTS: SPANISH FOOTBALL PREVIEW | FC BARCELONA - REAL MADRID | POSSIBLE STARTING 11 TEAM LINE UPS

SPANISH FOOTBALL PREVIEW | FC BARCELONA - REAL MADRID | POSSIBLE STARTING 11 TEAM LINE UPS

Huge day for Spanish Football & World Soccer with the Round 10 Liga match between FC Barcelona & Real Madrid. The biggest match in World Football - El Clasico - kicks off 18.00 Spanish Time with Barça currently in 1ºst position on the Spanish League table with a 3º point advantage over arch rivals Real Madrid currently in 3rd place. A victory to either side will give a huge psychological advantage; if Barça wins they escape with a 6 point margin & if Real Madrid wins they join Barça after being 5 points behind. 

However there are more novelties, it will be the first "Clasico" for Neymar & Real Madrid new signing Gareth Bale. The line-ups are still not confirmed & their is plenty of speculation on who will start in each team. Spanish Sports daily "Sport" has elaborated their usual "infograph" where they put forward what they believe will most likely be the possible starting XI line-ups of each team.

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Acccording to "Sport" the possible starting 11 team line-ups for FC Barcelona & Real Madrid are ( those in doubt will have my bracket):

FC BARCELONA : Valdes, Alves, Pique ( under injury cloud ), Mascherano ( Puyol ), Adriano, Busquets, Xavi, Iniesta, Cesc Fabregas ( Pedro), Neymar & Messi.

REAL MADRID : Diego Lopez, Arbeloa, Pepe ( Varane ), Ramos, Marcelo, Illaramendi, Khedira, Modric, Bale (Isco), Di Maria & Cristiano Ronaldo.

Real Madrid comes in perhaps better but is the team which has more doubts about its starting line-up. The question if should Gareth Bale start or not is still up in the air. The inclusion of the Welshman has big implications in the Real Madrid forward area with many speculating that Cristiano Ronaldo would be "pushed" into the central forward position if Bale starts. What is obvious is that Real Madrid will want to exploit to the maximum its speed advantage upfront & may resort to the counter-attack to put under pressure & difficulties the currently "frail" Barça defence. Real Madrid also have their "weaknesses" & their midfield is "slow" & at times "out of place".

Either way the line-ups will be conformed around 17.00-17.15 Spanish Time & I am sure both Coaches will have last minute surprises for all of us. Make sure not to miss this match wherever you may be & if possible.

Good luck to both & may the better team win.


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