With only a few minutes until the official teams are announced, I figured it was a good time to round up the rumours that have been doing the round in Spain before kick-off. Of course, these are not official, but do give some food for thought.
Leo en @diarioas una encuesta entre seguidores de Real Madrid. La mayoría pide mediocampo Xabi-Granero-Kaká. Ante el Barça sería un suicidio— Julio Maldonado (@maldinisport) April 21, 2012
Basically, AS are suggesting that there will be starts for Esteban Granero, Kaka and Xabi Alonso against the Blaugrana, presumably with Kaka ahead of the double-pivot in Mourinho's 4-2-3-1. Julio Maldonado (and indeed the rest of the footballing world) thinks this would be suicide; let's hope he's right! :D
note: according to spanish radio station 'radio marca' thiago and tello would start tonight, ahead of cesc and alexis #fcblive #elclasico— barcastuff (@barcastuff) April 21, 2012
On the Barca side of things, it has been reported that Thiago and Cristian Tello will start, which would certainly be interesting to say the least.