The squad for FC Barcelona v Real Madrid
Ronald Koeman has named a 23 man list for 'El Clásico' which takes place on Saturday at 4.00pm CEST at Camp Nou
One of the most important dates in the fixture list is here. El Clásico between FC Barcelona and Real Madrid kicks off on Saturday at 4.00pm CEST at Camp Nou with Zinedine Zidane's team coming into the game on the back of two consecutive defeats against Cádiz in La Liga and against Shakhtar Donetsk in the Champions League. Barça, in contrast, have suffered just one defeat this season, that reverse coming in their last game in La Liga against Getafe.
For the game against their biggest rivals, coach Ronald Koeman has named a 23 man squad with Jordi Alba fit to make his return after injury.
As such the full list is as follows: Dest, Piqué, R. Araujo, Sergio, Aleñá, Griezmann, Pjanic, Braithwaite, Messi, O. Dembélé, Riqui Puig, Neto, Coutinho, Lenglet, Pedri, Trincao, Jordi Alba, S. Roberto, F. De Jong, Ansu Fati, Junior, Iñaki Peña and Arnau Tenas. Out through injury are Ter Stegen, Matheus and Umtiti.
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On Friday at 11.00am CEST, the squad trained for the final time ahead of the game against Real Madrid in a session with all the available players at the Ciutat Esportiva.