Reports from Spain say that Bale is starting El Clásico against FC Barcelona. According to Onda Cero, Alcacer is also in Barcelona’s XI.
These lineups are not official yet, especially Barcelona’s. Madrid’s one is almost certain.
Real Madrid starting XI: Navas; Carvajal, Ramos, Nacho, Marcelo; Casemiro, Kroos, Modrić; Bale, Ronaldo, Benzema.
Barcelona starting XI: Ter Stegen; Roberto, Pique, Umtiti, Alba, Rakitic, Busquets; Iniesta, Alcacer, Messi, Suarez.
Real Madrid must play with composure as Barcelona need to get the win if they want to conquer the title. Nacho and Ramos’ performance will be very important for Los Blancos. It’s Nacho’s time to prove that he can get relevant minutes in this club because both Suarez and Neymar will surely try to use their quality and experience against him.
Real Madrid have plenty of depth on their bench and coach Zinedine Zidane has to use his reserves. Players like James, Morata or Isco can change the course of the game at any time and Madrid will need them if they can’t break Barcelona’s defense.