Barcelona and Real Madrid throw up no surprises in their starting line-ups for tonight’s Clasico, which kicks off at 20:00 GMT.
Sergio Busquets had been named in the Catalans’ squad for the Camp Nou showdown, but he is only fit enough for the substitutes’ bench as Javier Mascherano continues in his absence.
Elsewhere, Claudio Bravo replaces Marc-Andre ter Stegen in goal, the latter having started against Manchester City in the Champions League last 16 on Wednesday.
On the other hand, Madrid make two chances from last weekend’s 2-0 victory over Levante, with Keylor Navas and Lucas Silva both making way for Iker Casillas and Toni Kroos.
Barca lead Madrid – 3-1 winners at the Santiago Bernabeu in October – by a solitary point atop La Liga, but a win for either side would hand them the title initative.
Barcelona: Bravo; Alves, Pique, Mathieu, Alba; Mascherano, Rakitic, Iniesta; Messi, Suarez, Neymar
Subs: Ter Stegen, Bartra, Adriano, Xavi, Busquets, Rafinha, Pedro
Real Madrid: Casillas; Carvajal, Ramos, Pepe, Marcelo; Kroos, Modric, Isco; Bale, Benzema, Ronaldo
Subs: Navas, Varane, Arbeloa, Silva, Illarramendi, Chicharito, Jese
Referee: Mateu Lahoz