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Benzema To Spearhead Ancelotti’s Attack | 4-3-3 Real Madrid Predicted Lineup Vs Barcelona

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Real Madrid will clash heads with Barcelona at the Nou Camp on Sunday afternoon as they try to secure a positive result on the road. Los Blancos managed to earn a dominant 5-0 win over Shakhtar Donetsk in midweek which will give them a lot of momentum going into this Clasico.

Carlo Ancelotti will set his team up in a 4-3-3 formation and is expected to name an unchanged lineup for this game. Karim Benzema has been in fine form of late, so he will be a nailed-on starter this weekend.

4-3-3 Real Madrid Predicted Lineup Vs Barcelona


Thibaut Courtois will feature in between the sticks for Los Blancos after keeping a clean sheet versus Shakhtar in his last start. David Alaba will feature along with Eder Militao at the centre of Ancelotti’s defence as they try to keep the Barca attackers frustrated throughout the 90 minutes.

Lucas Vazquez will fill in as the right-back while Ferland Mendy looks to catch the eye on the other side as the left-back. Both Madrid full-backs will have to be at the top of their game if Los Blancos are to secure all three points on the road.

Nacho will be available for selection on the bench as he offers cover for the defensive spots.

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Luka Modric, Casemiro and Toni Kroos will make up Los Blancos‘ midfield. Their main responsibility would be to dominate the midfield battle and create some clear-cut chances for their teammates up top.

Federico Valverde will have to be content with a spot on the bench but might come on to make an impact in the second half if needed.


Vinicius Junior will hope to put in a goal-scoring display down the left flank. Rodrygo should get the nod to function as the right-sided wide player. Karim Benzema will carry most of the goal-scoring workload for the Madrid giants down the middle.

Luka Jovic has an ankle injury and won’t be fit for this game. However, Mariano is expected to be named on the bench as he waits for his chance to shine in the latter stages if required.

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