CONFIRMED: Real Madrid & Barcelona line-ups

Real Madrid Bernabeu

Here is how Real Madrid and Barcelona will line-up for this evening’s match at the Santiago Bernabeu.

Real Madrid Starting XI: Diego López; Carvajal, Pepe, Ramos, Marcelo; Alonso, Modric; Ronaldo, Bale, Di Maria; Benzema.

Subs: Casillas, Varane, Coentrão, Nacho, Morata, Isco, Illarra

Barcelona Starting XI: Valdés; Alves, Piqué, Mascherano, Jordi Alba; Busquets, Xavi, Iniesta; Cesc, Messi, Neymar

Subs: Pinto, Bartra, Adriano, Song, Sergi Roberto, Pedro, Alexis

It's a crucial clash in Spain tonight, as Real Madrid and Barcelona face off in El Clasico - one of the biggest games in football.

The two fierce rivals face off again this evening, and there is far more than bragging rights at stake, as the result of the game will have a huge bearing on the title race.

Atletico Madrid's 2-0 win over Real Betis earlier today has put Diego Simeone's side back to the summit of La Liga, making the clash in the Spanish capital that much more important.

Should Carlo Ancelotti's Real side claim the spoils, they will move three points clear at the top of the league again, with the end of the season drawing ever closer.

The game is vital for Barcelona, who are four points adrift of the two Madrid sides after an underwhelming season under Gerardo Martino. A win for the Catalans will blow the title race wide open once again, but Madrid will certainly be the favourites tonight.

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