Barcelona v Real Madrid: Probable Starting Line-ups – Arda Turan set to play first El Clasico

Barcelona team news

Arda Turan is set to play his first El Clasico when Barcelona take on Real Madrid at the Camp Nou.

The Turkish international is expected to feature at some stage and could start for the reigning La Liga champions.

Barca are currently 10 points clear of rivals Real Madrid at the top of the table and Luis Enrique may just have one eye on the mid-week Champions League clash against Atletico Madrid.

Turan will be competing with either Ivan Rakitic or Iniesta for a spot in the starting line-up but he is well suited to big games and has thrived in high pressure games against Real in the past winning his last two league games against Barca’s rivals – while playing for Atletico Madrid.

Barcelona will extend their unbeaten run to a record 39 games if they avoid defeat against Real.

Barcelona v Real Madrid

Stadium: Camp Nou


Barcelona (4-3-3): Bravo; Alves, Piqué, Mascherano, Alba; Busquets, Arda, Iniesta; Messi, Suarez, Neymar

Manager: Luis Enrique

Real Madrid (4-3-3): Navas; Carvajal, Pepe, Ramos, Marcelo; Kroos, Modric, Isco; Bale, Benzema, Ronaldo

Manager: Zidane

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