According to Madrid based sports papers Marca and AS, though as yet has to be confirmed officially, Real Madrid coach Manuel Pellegrini has already named his starting eleven for tonight’s el Clasico match at the Camp Nou.
The papers claim French striker Karim Benzema will be sacrificed to make way for the recently recovered Cristiano Ronaldo, and captain Raul Gonzales will start from the bench.
If correct, according to the report, los Blancos will start the match as such:
Goalkeeper: Iker Casillas
Defenders: Sergio Ramos, Pepe, Raul Albiol and Alvaro Arbeloa
Midfield: Lassana Diara
Xabi Alonso and Marcelo
Cristiano Ronaldo and Gonzalo Higuain
N.B. This is just a prediction according to the papers’ reports