NEWS
Sunday October 7 2012
Line-ups: Adriano starts for Barca

Barcelona will start with Adriano at centre-back for tonight's El Clasico match-up with Real Madrid at Camp Nou.

The Brazilian will replace the injured Carles Puyol, as Gerard Pique was left out of the squad with a foot injury.

Elsewhere for Tito Vilanova's side, Pedro and Andres Iniesta will support Lionel Messi in a front-three, whilst Xavi, Sergio Busquets and Cesc Fabregas start in midfield.

For Real Madrid, they have gone with Karim Benzema over Gonzalo Higuain up front, supported by Cristiano Ronaldo, Mesut Ozil and Angel Di Maria.

Sami Khedira and Xabi Alonso play at the base of the midfield, whilst Sergio Ramos starts despite his rumoured bust-up with Jose Mourinho.

 

Barcelona: Valdes; Alves, Adriano, Mascherano, Alba; Xavi, Busquets, Fabregas; Pedro, Messi, Iniesta

Real Madrid: Casillas; Arbeloa, Pepe, Ramos, Marcelo; Alonson, Khedira; Ronaldo, Ozil, Di Maria; Benzema.

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