Barcelona without trio for Clasico

Barcelona remain without Lionel Messi, Samuel Umtiti and Thomas Vermaelen for Sunday’s Clasico against Real Madrid.

The trio are nursing long-term injuries, so Clement Lenglet will carry on in central defence and Sergi Roberto is being tipped to replace Messi on the right wing.

Malcom also keeps his place after working his way back into Ernesto Valverde’s plans, while Denis Suarez is called up for only the fourth time this season.

Barca squad to face Madrid: Ter Stegen, Cillessen; Semedo, Pique, Rakitic, Busquets, Denis, Coutinho, Arthur, Suarez, Dembele, Rafinha, Malcom, Lenglet, Alba, Munir, Sergi Roberto, Arturo Vidal, Chumi

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