Sun 16 October 2022 | 13:46

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 as


is leading the table due to a goal difference. Barcelona deals with the blow of almost being knocked out of the Champions League final while

Real 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,

Aurelien Tchouameni

starts his first El Clasico with Lunin at goal. On the other end, Eric Garcia partners

Jules Kounde

with Sergi Roberto and Alejandro Balde in fullback positions.

Frenkie de Jong

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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