Neymar starts for Barcelona in Clasico

The Brazil international has made the Catalans' starting XI for Sunday's encounter, while Real Madrid have deployed 'BBC' in attack.
Barcelona coach Gerardo Martino has decide to include Neymar in his lineup for Sunday's Clasico encounter against Real Madrid at the Santiago Bernabeu.

The Brazilian forward starts up front alongside Cesc Fabregas and Lionel Messi, meaning both Pedro and Alexis Sanchez have to settle for a spot on the bench.

Gerard Pique partners Javier Mascherano at center back, while Sergio Busquets, Andres Iniesta and Xavi form the Catalans' midfield.

Carlo Ancelotti, meanwhile, has fielded the usual suspects up front as Madrid's attacking trident of Karim Benzema, Gareth Bale and Cristiano Ronaldo all start.

Angel Di Maria features alongside Luka Modric and Xabi Alonso in midfield as Isco returns to the bench after impressing against Schalke in midweek.

REAL MADRID: Diego Lopez; Carvajal, Pepe, Ramos, Marcelo; Alonso, Modric, Di Maria; Bale, Benzema, Ronaldo

BARCELONA: Valdes; Alves, Pique, Mascherano, Alba; Xavi, Busquets, Cesc; Neymar, Messi, Iniesta