Sunday marks another edition of Spain's biggest soccer rivalry: El Clasico. Barcelona will visit Real Madrid, but they'll be doing so without one of their key starters.
Neymar will miss the contest after being suspended by the Royal Spanish Football Federation for dissent showed toward a referee. Without the Brazilian to call upon, how will Luis Enrique line up his players against Real Madrid? Here's how we think Barcelona will play in a 4-3-1-2 formation:
(You can check out Real Madrid's predicted lineup here.)
GK: Marc-Andre Ter Stegen
No questions here. Barring an injury or something crazy, Ter Stegen is certain to start.
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LB: Jordi Alba
Alba's made the left back position his and has fended off any threats from Lucas Digne.
CB: Gerard Pique
Pique's an out-and-out starter in the heart of Barcelona's defense and will relish the chance to take on Real Madrid again. Look for the Santiago Bernabeu faithful to give him hell any time he touches the ball.
CB: Samuel Umtiti
Enrique could opt for Javier Mascherano, but Umtiti's been playing well after a rocky start to his career in Barcelona. Even though they crashed out of the Champions League, he performed admirably against Juventus and looks to be improving.
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RB: Sergi Roberto
Sergi Roberto will slot in on the right and will be tasked with helping shut down Gareth Bale, who returned to training after an injury layoff.
MF: Ivan Rakitic
Rakitic will take up his usual role in the midfield working from box-to-box.
MF: Sergio Busquets
Busquets will take up the defensive midfield role and help shield the back four from Real Madrid's potent attack.
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MF: Andres Iniesta
Although age might be catching up to Iniesta, his craftiness in midfield can't be duplicated by anyone else in Barcelona's squad.
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CAM: Lionel Messi
Without Neymar, Messi will be relied upon to do even more in Barcelona's attack. If Enrique decides to push two players further up the pitch, Messi would sit in behind the duo and help the link between them and the midfield.
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FW: Luis Suarez
With 24 goals on the season already, Suarez would like nothing more but to add to that total against Barcelona's bitter rivals.
FW: Paco Alcacer
Alcacer could get the start up top along with Messi and Suarez. Arda Turan could also be an option, but his fitness remains up in the air. While both Alcacer and Turan are quality options, surely Enrique would rather Neymar be available.