Messi and Ronaldo come together to make up the combined Clasico XI

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Goal puts together a team made up of the best players from either side, but who else made the cut alongside the Ballon d'Or winners?

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    Keylor Navas

    The Costa Rican goalkeeper has been instrumental to Real Madrid’s success in the Champions League this season. Navas put in incredible performances against Bayern to keep Los Blancos in the semi-final.

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    Dani Carvajal

    No question as to who makes it in at right back. Sergi Roberto and Nelson Semedo have both been unremarkable for Barcelona this season while Dani Carvajal has shown that he is one of the best right backs in the world.

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    Samuel Umtiti

    Samuel Umtiti has established himself as one of the best centre backs in the world and he just about pips French team-mate Raphael Varane to the first centre-back spot in this team. He is as technically sound as he is physically impressive, reading the game brilliantly and having the pace and strength to challenge any attacker.

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    Sergio Ramos

    The 32-year-old club captain remains at the pinnacle of the game, despite getting caught out in a nervy end to the semi-final against Bayern. The centre-back has bailed his side out of trouble many times before with crucial goals, however, and will be hoping to do so again on Sunday.

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    Marcelo

    Real Madrid and Barcelona have two of the best left-backs of this generation in the shape of Marcelo and Jordi Alba. It is Madrid's long-serving Brazilian sensation who gets the nod, however, as he remains fantastic going forward and allows Cristiano Ronaldo to be at his best when the two are on the same flank.

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    Toni Kroos

    As one of the best passers around, the 28-year-old midfielder takes up a pivotal role in Zinedine Zidane's team. A World Cup winner and former Bayern star, he would likely walk into any side in Europe but remains under-rated by many fans.
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    Luka Modric

    Another fantastic passer, Modric is often cited as the most important player in Madrid’s team and it would be hard to argue that. The Croatian star somehow improves every season he plays with Madrid.

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    Philippe Coutinho

    We are yet to see the best of Philippe Coutinho in a Barcelona shirt, but anyone who watched him play at Liverpool knows what a talent he is. His ball control is unmatched and his ability to strike from long range is second to none. Coutinho just about beats out Iniesta to this spot and a good performance in the Clasico this weekend would uplift his Camp Nou career.

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    Lionel Messi

    The joint easiest choice in the team. You can’t leave out one of the best players of all time. Messi once again looks like he is going to top the goalscoring table in La Liga this season. He is the top scorer in Clasico history and the heartbeat of the Barcelona team

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    Luis Suarez

    Suarez has again hit over 20 goals in La Liga this season. Arguably the best striker in the world, Suarez gets in this team over Karim Benzema with ease. The Uruguayan has found the back of the net over 100 times for Barcelona and he is only in his fourth season at the club.

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    Cristiano Ronaldo

    Nobody needs telling how good Cristiano Ronaldo is. It’s easy to quote his positive goals to game ratio for Real Madrid or his amazing run in the Champions League this season. In 2018, Ronaldo has somehow shifted into another gear after a slow start to the season, at 33 years of age he has never looked better.