Zinedine Zidane and Ronald Koeman brought out the big guns for the shock of La Liga matchday 30 between Real Madrid and Barcelona this Saturday night. The big change concerns the absence of Antoine Griezmann at kick-off.
Here is a match which could upset the race for the title on the other side And that Zinedine Zidane and Ronald Koeman understood it well. The Real Madrid coach and his Barça counterpart have lined up resolutely offensive teams for the Clasico scheduled for this Saturday in La Liga.
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Zidane trusts Liverpool winners
Before challenging Liverpool for the quarter-final second leg of the Champions League, Zizou trusted his usual soldiers and made only one change from the eleven victorious Reds (3-1). Karim Benzema logically holds the lead and will again be supported by the Vinicius-Valverde duo in the corridors.
In the middle, impossible to do without the grumblers. Luka Modric, Toni Kroos and the Brazilian will try to keep their sparkling form to stifle their Blaugrana rival. Still deprived of Sergio Ramos (injured) and Raphaël Varane in defense, Zinedine Zidane will again rely on a hinge made up of Nacho and Eder Militao.
Griezmann and Piqué substitutes
Just back from injury, Gerard Pique does not start in the heart of the Barcelona defense. Ronald Araujo is preferred to him. Clément Lenglet and Frenkie De Jong will support him in a trio which seems to have proven itself in the league in the last few weeks.
Associated with the recovery, the veteran Sergio Busquets and the nugget Pedri will have the heavy load of watering the attackers in good balloons. The French Ousmane Dembélé will still occupy the tip of the attack and will benefit from the support of Lionel Messi on the right side. Surprisingly, Antoine Griezmann is not in the squad at kick-off and Oscar Mingueza will start.
The compositions of the Clasico
The eleven of Real: Courtois, Vazquez, Militao, Nacho, Mendy, Kroos, Casemiro, Modric, Valverde, Benzema, Vinicius.
Barça’s eleven: Ter Stegen, Araujo, De Jong, Lenglet, Dest, Busquets, Pedri, Alba, Mingueza, Messi, Dembélé.