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Barcelona vs Real Madrid, 2016 El Clásico: Confirmed Lineups, Live Game Thread

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Welcome to Camp Nou! Welcome to El Clásico!

Barcelona and Real Madrid clash today at the Capital of Catalonia, and this Clásico might be bigger than any of the recent ones. This actually means survival in the title race for Barça, who could fall NINE points behind their rivals, and Madrid would be in prime position to win La Liga if they can get a victory at Camp Nou. Three points for Barça mean a major boost of confidence for the Blaugrana, and the fight for the trophy would be fun again.

The greatest stadium on Earth will be packed, the world will be watching, and this promises to be an afternoon to remember at the home of Catalan giants.


FC Barcelona starting lineup (4-3-3, right-left):

Ter Stegen | Roberto, Piqué, Mascherano, Alba | Rakitic, Busquets, Gomes | Messi, Suárez, Neymar

Substitutes: Cillessen, Umtiti, Digne, Iniesta, Denis, Arda, Alcácer

Manager: Luis Enrique


Real Madrid starting lineup (4-2-3-1, right-left):

Navas | Carvajal, Varane, Ramos, Marcelo | Modric, Kovacic | Vázquez, Isco, Ronaldo | Benzema

Substitutes: Casilla, Pepe, Nacho, Casemiro, James, Asensio, Mariano

Manager: Zinedine Zidane


Date/Time: Saturday, December 3rd, 2016, 4:15pm local time (CET), 3:15pm BST (UK), 10:15am ET, 7:15am PT (US), 8:45pm IST (India)

Venue: Camp Nou, Barcelona, Catalonia, Spain

Referee: Carlos Clos Gómez

TV listings: beIN SPORTS (US, Canada), beIN SPORTS En Espa’ñol (US, Canada - Spanish), Sony Six SD/HD, Sony ESPN (India), beIN La Liga, Movistar+ (Spain), elsewhere

Online streaming: beIN SPORTS CONNECT (US, Canada, Spain), FuboTV (US & Canada - monthly subscription service, legal, high-quality live stream, click here to sign up and watch El Clásico), elsewhere

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