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Messi And Ronaldo Featured – The El Clasico Combined XI Including 7 Real Madrid And 4 Barcelona Superstars

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Barcelona Vs Real Madrid

Combined Barcelona And Real Madrid XI

Gear up and get ready for some blockbuster football action this weekend as the El Clasico is here. Real Madrid will take on arch nemesis Barcelona at the Santiago Bernabeu on Sunday in the La Liga top of the table clash.

Los Galacticos sit on top of the table, 3 points above Barca, having played a game less and will be looking to further increase the gap between them with a win, while the Catalans will be hoping to put pressure on them by going level on points with a win.

With such a titanic clash coming our way, here is a combined XI featuring the best players from both teams based on current form and availability for the Sunday’s encounter:

Marc-Andre Ter Stegen (GK)

The 24-year old German has kept 12 clean sheets in the league this season, compared to just 4 from Keylor Navas, and has made fewer errors in goal. He will man the goal in our line-up.

Dani Carvajal (RB)

At right-back, it is pretty much an open and shut situation. Dani Carvajal is one of the best in business in his position. Miles ahead of Madrid’s Danilo or Barcelona’s Sergi Roberto.

Gerard Pique (CB)

The controversial defender keeps making news off the field due to his comments over Madrid, but on the field, he still remains the best Barcelona defender. Pepe and Raphael Varane are unavailable for the clash, but irrespective of that, Pique will take up one of the two centre-back positions.

Sergio Ramos (CB)

And partnering Pique at the back will be Madrid captain Sergio Ramos. Nobody knows the magnitude of the clash better than him and his leadership from the back is an asset, along with the goals he keeps scoring in times of need. Samuel Umtiti has been impressive in his first term with Barcelona, but Ramos is a different class altogether and as a result, makes it to this team.

Marcelo (LB)

No doubts, he is the best left-back in Europe right now. The Brazilian is such a huge attacking threat with his marauding runs from the left-back and quality end product. He is an absolute fixture in the line-up, especially with Jordi Alba having a poor season.

Casemiro (DM)

His rise to become one of the most important players for Madrid has been rapid. The 24-year old is an old-fashioned midfield enforcer, breaking up play with his tough-tackling and robust approach. He has been excellent for the Galacticos and with Sergio Busquets failing to reach the heights for Barca, the Brazilian walks into the team.

Luka Modric (CM)

Doesn’t always get his due credit, but without him, Madrid would struggle. The Croatian international is the life of Madrid midfield with his energy and his ability to impact the game at both ends. Definite inclusion in the line-up ahead of his compatriot Ivan Rakitic who is struggling for consistency this season with the Catalans.

Toni Kroos (CM)

The midfield will be completed by another Real Madrid man, Toni Kroos. The German provides a calming influence in the middle of the park and has gone on to enhance his reputation as one of the best central midfielders in the game. He comes into the team, knocking out Andres Iniesta who is looking more like a spent force with each passing day.

Lionel Messi (RW)

45 goals from 45 games across all competitions – the Little Magician keeps producing such astounding numbers year in year out. Has been in terrific form except for a blip against Juventus. No-brainer really.

Luis Suarez (ST)

In the battle for the choice of a striker in this line-up, Luis Suarez comes out on top of Karim Benzema. The Frenchman hasn’t been prolific in front of goal by his usual standards and has scored 17 times this season, but it is his all-round abilities that make him so valuable at Real Madrid. But Suarez offers the same in terms of hard work for the team, if not more, and has scored almost double the number of goals (34).

Cristiano Ronaldo (LW)

The 32-year old isn’t the devastating force that he use to be in the years gone by, but remains one of the best and the most natural goal-scorers in the game. 31 goals and 12 assists from 38 appearances, with 5 from the two games against Bayern Munich in the Champions League epitomize his appetite for goals.

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