An expected lineup for "El Clasico" ... and absences haunt Real Madrid more than Barcelona

The fans of Real Madrid and Barcelona hold their breath hours before the fateful and anticipated confrontation in the Spanish First Division "La Liga" at eleven at night UAE time (0700 GMT).

In light of the absences that hit the two teams, especially Real Madrid, according to the Spanish newspaper "AS", it is expected that Real coach Zinedine Zidane will rely on the following formation:

Thibaut Courtois is in goalkeeping, the trio Nacho, Eder Militao and Mendi are in defense, and in the middle Casemiro, Toni Kroos, Lucas Vasquez and Luca Modric, and on the offensive level Asensio, Karim Benzema and Vinicius.

Defender Sergio Ramos will be absent from the squad because of his infection with the Corona virus, as well as Hazard and Carvajal for not completing their recovery, and although the team did a great job without them in the Liverpool meeting when they won the first leg in the Champions Quarter-finals last Tuesday 3-1, but in El Clasico The situation may be different, especially with the fatigue that afflicts the team, as well as the high abilities that Messi possesses.

On the other hand, absences appear less in Barcelona's ranks, and he will be in the following squad:


German goalkeeper, Ter Stegen, and Pique's return to the defense alongside Clement Lingley, Serginho Dest and Jordi Alba, and in the middle Frankie de Jong, Sergio Busquets, Antoine Griezmann, and in the attack, Lionel Messi, Osman Dembele and Pedri


It is noteworthy that Barcelona are one point behind La Liga leaders Atl├ętico by 66 points, compared to 63 for Real Madrid.

The match will be held at the Real "Di Stefano" stadium, and he had won the first leg at the Camp Nou 1-3.

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