Clasico call for Rafinha

Rafinha is named in Barcelona’s squad for the Clasico against Real Madrid on Saturday as Jeremy Mathieu and Adriano miss out through injury.

The midfielder sustained knee ligament damage against Roma in the Champions League last September but has since made a full recovery and could mark his return in arguably the biggest game of the season.

However, Barca’s defence has taken a triple blow, with Jeremy Mathieu (knee) and Adriano (hamstring) ruled out and Aleix Vidal dropped on technical grounds, limiting Luis Enrique’s options to just 18.

Barca squad for Madrid in full: Ter Stegen, Bravo; Alves, Pique, Bartra, Mascherano, Vermaelen, Alba; Busquets, Sergi, Rakitic, Iniesta, Arda, Rafinha; Messi, Suarez, Neymar, Munir

Probable XI: Bravo; Alves, Pique, Mascherano, Alba; Busquets, Rakitic, Iniesta; Messi, Suarez, Neymar

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