Breaking: De Jong and Kounde start for Barca with Lunin at Madrid's goal
Barcelona will face their arch-rivals Real Madrid at Santiago Bernabeu on Sunday as the two sides are separated at top of the table by goal difference. Jules Kounde has returned to Barcelona's starting XI with Frenkie de Jong replacing Gavi.
The joint-La Liga leaders will face each other at Santiago Bernabeu on Sunday asBarcelona
is leading the table due to a goal difference. Barcelona deals with the blow of almost being knocked out of the Champions League final whileReal Madrid
has almost guaranteed a spot in the next round.
While as expected, Dani Ceballos and Thibaut Courtois miss the match for the Los Blancos,
starts his first El Clasico with Lunin at goal. On the other end, Eric Garcia partners
with Sergi Roberto and Alejandro Balde in fullback positions.
for the first time since his injury in the international break is back in the starting line-up as he replaces Gavi in Xavi Hernandez's squad.
Real Madrid Starting XI:
Lunin; Carvajal, Militao, Alaba, Mendy; Modric, Tchouameni, Kroos; Valverde, Benzema, Vinicius.
Barcelona Starting XI:
Ter Stegen; Roberto, Kounde, Eric, Balde; De Jong, Busquets, Pedri; Raphinha, Lewandowski, Dembele.
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