TEAM NEWS: Andre Gomes starts for Barcelona & Isco in ahead of James for Madrid

Zinedine Zidane makes four changes to his side for the crucial clash at Camp Nou while the hosts are unchanged with Lionel Messi captaining the club in a Clasico for the first time

Andre Gomes starts for Barcelona in El Clasico, with Andres Iniesta only fit enough to make the bench.

The hosts names the same side as the one that drew 1-1 with Real Sociedad last time out with Lionel Messi captaining the club for the first time in a Clasico clash

Real Madrid, meanwhile, make four changes with Isco given the nod ahead of James Rodriguez for Real Madrid.

Dani Carvajal, Raphael Varane and Marcelo also come in with Danilo, Pepe and Nacho the men to make way.

Barcelona XI: Ter Stegen; Roberto, Pique, Mascherano, Alba; Rakitic, Busquets, Andre Gomes;  Suarez, Messi, Neymar.

Subs: Cillessen, Denis, Arda, Iniesta, Alcacer, Digne, Umtiti.

Real Madrid XI: Navas; Carvajal, Ramos, Varane, Marcelo; Modric, Kovacic, Isco; Vazquez, Benzema, Ronaldo.

Subs: Casilla, Pepe, Nacho, James, Casemiro, Mariano, Asensio

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