Barcelona vs Real Madrid confirmed line-ups: MSN vs Ronaldo as Spanish giants clash

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Barcelona host Real Madrid at the Camp Nou on Saturday in the highly-anticipated first El Clasico of the La Liga season with both sides desperate to win.

The visitors sit top of the table as they remain unbeaten so far this season, and currently boast a six-point lead over the bitter rivals.

Barca have been held to back-to-back draws in recent weeks and will not want to miss out on a chance to close the gap and will rely on their feared attacking trident of Lionel Messi, Luis Suarez and Neymar.

As for Real, Zinedine Zidane will have to make do without Gareth Bale who is sidelined until next year with a long-term injury and so Lucas Vazquez gets the nod alongside Cristiano Ronaldo and Karim Benzema up front.

Mateo Kovacic, Luka Modric and Isco will be tasked with winning the midfield battle for the visitors, with Barca going with Andre Gomes, Sergio Busquets and Ivan Rakitic as they look to control the game and pick up a vital win.

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