Real Madrid will be looking to close the gap on La Liga leaders Barcelona when they take on their arch-rivals at the Santiago Bernabeu this evening.
Carlo Ancelotti’s side will head into El Clasico placed third in the league table with 18 points from eight matches, four points behind Barca.
Madrid made a stuttering start to the 2014-15 campaign and dropped points early on, but the 2014 Champions League winners are on fire at the moment.
Los Blancos have scored no fewer than 30 goals in eight league matches and will head into this evening’s encounter on the back of a 3-0 destruction of Liverpool at Anfield in the Champions League.
Meanwhile, Barcelona have not conceded a single goal in La Liga so far this season, while scoring 22 times themselves. The Blaugrana are back to their best under new coach Luis Enrique, who appears to have brought the team back to the level they were before last season.
Here is how Madrid and Barcelona will line up today:
Real Madrid XI: