Real Madrid Group
Goalkeepers: Courtois, Areola, Fuidias
Defenders: Carvajal, Militao, Ramos, Varan, Marcelo, Mendy
Midfielders: Kroos, Modric, Casemiro, Valverde, Isco
Forwards: Benzema, Bale, Vasquez, Mariano, Vinisius
The Barcelona Group
Goalkeepers: Ter Stegen, Neto
Defenders: Semedo, Pique, Yumiti, Langle, Alba, Firpo
Midfielders: Raktiich, Busquets, De Jong, Arthur, Vidal, Kolado
Forwards: Messi, Grisman, Fatty, Brightwright
The forecast of Gol.bg:
Real Madrid host Barcelona in the big derby of Spanish football and are 2 points behind the Catalans in the standings. The capital city is in a delicate situation after losing the first position in La Liga in two rounds and was beaten 1: 2 by Manchester City at home in the first Champions League semi-finals in a week.
Team coach Zinedine Zidane is aware that winning the last five games in all tournaments is not enough for Real Madrid. Thus, 12 games before the end of the championship, success over the Catalans is a must.
Zidane is expected to bet on the same attack against Manchester City – Isco, Karim Benzema and Vinicius. Rodrigo was punished. In the middle of the pitch, Federico Valverde is likely to be favored over Luka Modric.
The Barcelona situation is seemingly calmer, despite dropping out of the King’s Cup. However, Kike Setien’s team is in a series of three consecutive championship victories, and during the week they took a good tournament result from their visit to Napoli (1: 1) in the Champions League semifinals.
And although the results have been stabilized, there is still some distrust of the 61-year-old former Betis mentor. He will not be able to count on the injured Luis Suarez and Usman Dembele.
The attack is expected to be led again by Lionel Messi and Antoine Griezman, with the inclusion of Martin Brightwight in the second half. Jordi Alba has resumed training but is likely to be the starting position for Junior Firpo.
Result: 1: 1