Barcelona face Real Madrid this weekend in an El Clasico clash that could have serious repercussions on both title ambitions and managerial futures.
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Whilst Barcelona have looked almost back to the form of their glory years under Pep Guardiola, Real Madrid look a long way from the side they were just last season that achieved the history ‘La Decima’ European Cup title.
Not to overstate the fixture but this is a Clasico that could potentially spell the end for Carlo Ancelotti at Real and give Florentino Perez the excuse he needs to sack yet another manager.
Whilst it could also be the death knell for Los Blancos’ title challenge; if Barcelona win they will be four points clear of Real in second place with just 10 games remaining.
See how we think Barcelona will line up to strike a hammer blow to their most hated rivals:
GK: Claudio Bravo
Given Luis Enrique has switched between ter Stegen in the cups and Claudio Bravo in the league, you’d expect the Chilean would be back in the starting XI for on the biggest games of the La Liga season.
However, perhaps ter Stegen has put a slighy doubt in Enrique’s head given his impressive display against Manchester City, including a penalty save, in the Champions League in midweek.
RB: Dani Alves
In what could be his last game in a Barcelona shirt against Real Madrid, Dani Alves returns from his suspension at the right time and is set to start for La Blaugrana.