FC Barcelona have named a full strength starting XI for the El Clasico, but Real Madrid boss Zinedine Zidane has left his star playmakers James Rodriguez and Isco on the bench for this crucial encounter.

In the attacking department, both Barcelona and Real Madrid have named their star forward line comprising of MSN (Messi, Suarez, Neymar) and BBC (Bale, Benzema, Cristiano Ronaldo) respectively.

Interestingly Barcelona’s German keeper Marc Andre Ter Stegen, who has recently been talking about leaving the club if he does not get more La Liga action, has been left on the bench. He is, however, expected to play in Barcelona’s Tuesday night Champions League quarter final against Atletico Madrid. Here is the Barcelona XI:

Zidane will be looking to become the first Real Madrid boss since Bernd Schuster to not lose his first El Clasico. Here is the Real Madrid XI that he has named.


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