Dembele excluded from El Clasico squad

Ousmane Dembele and Paco Alcacer have both been ruled out of Barcelona’s El Clasico clash with Real Madrid on Saturday.

Summer signing Dembele has not featured for the Catalan giants since a hamstring injury sustained against Getafe in September.

Alcacer and Samuel Umtiti also are ruled out of the match at the Bernabeu, although Javier Mascherano is included after recent injury problems.

Luis Suarez and Lionel Messi are the only recognised forwards in the 18-man squad for the Blaugrana.

Barcelona squad: Ter Stegen, Semedo, Pique, Rakitic, Busquets, Denis Suarez, Iniesta, Luis Suarez, Messi, Cillessen, Mascherano, Paulinho, Alba, Digne, Sergi Roberto, Andre Gomes, Aleix Vidal, Vermaelen

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