EL CLASICO: REAL MADRID VS BARCELONA updates
11:12: Speaking before today’s game, Real Madrid boss Zinedine Zidane urged his side to forget Barcelona’s 11-point lead at the top.
“We aren’t nervous. We have to think about playing a good match, not if we are 11, or eight, or 25 points behind,” Zidane said.
“We are going to have to play a good match against a very good rival.”
11:11: Both teams have gone strong for today’s game.
Real Madrid team: Navas, Carvajal, Ramos, Varane, Marcelo, Kroos, Modric, Casemiro, Kovacic, Ronaldo, Benzema.
Subs: Casilla, Nacho, Bale, Hernandez, Vazquez, Asensio, Isco.
Barcelona team: Ter Stegen, Roberto, Pique, Vermaelen, Alba, Iniesta, Busquets, Rakitic, Paulinho, Suarez, Messi.
Subs: Cillessen, N.Semedo, Denis Suárez, Mascherano, Digne, Andre Gomes, Aleix Vidal
11:10: Good morning and welcome to Express Sport’s LIVE El Clasico Real Madrid v Barcelona blog.
The two teams go up against each other today knowing a win for either will have huge consequences in the race for the La Liga title.
Barcelona sit 11 points clear of Real Madrid and travel to the Bernabeu aiming to put Los Blancos to the sword.
But, should Real claim a huge three points, it will boost their chances of retaining the title won back in May.
So stay tuned as the two teams prepare to do battle.