No surprises are sprung by Barcelona and Real Madrid, who are both full strength for tonight’s Camp Nou Clasico.
Barca make two changes from the side which drew 2-2 with Villarreal a fortnight ago as Dani Alves and Andres Iniesta come in for Arda Turan and Sergi Roberto, while Rafinha features in a matchday squad for the first time since last September, in what is otherwise a customary line-up named by Luis Enrique.
Madrid, on the other hand, bring three new faces in from their 4-0 victory over Sevilla, Nacho Fernandez, the injured Raphael Varane and Danilo all departing for Dani Carvajal, Pepe and Sergio Ramos, the latter overcoming back pain which hindered him during the international break.
And unlike his predecessor Rafa Benitez, Zinedine Zidane keeps his faith in Casemiro for a big game after the Brazilian was not used for the last time these two teams met, a 4-0 home defeat for Los Blancos last November which ultimately cost the former his job.
Barcelona: Bravo; Alves, Pique, Mascherano, Alba; Busquets, Rakitic, Iniesta; Messi, Suarez, Neymar
Subs: Ter Stegen, Arda, Rafinha, Bartra, Munir, Sergi, Vermaelen
Real Madrid: Navas; Carvajal, Ramos, Pepe, Marcelo; Kroos, Modric, Casemiro; Bale, Benzema, Ronaldo
Subs: Nacho, James, Casilla, Vazquez, Jese, Isco, Danilo
Referee: Hernandez Hernandez