Barcelona vs Real Madrid 2022/23: Team news, predicted line-ups & kick off time
League leaders Barcelona welcome second-placed Real Madrid to the Camp Nou on Sunday for this season’s fourth Clasico.
Real Madrid are currently nine points behind Barcelona in the league standings, so a win is the only way Ancelotti’s men can keep the title race alive. A win for the Blaugrana and Barcelona will pretty much seal the league title this weekend.
Here’s everything you need to know about the clash.
Carlo Ancelotti has a full squad at his disposal with David Alaba the only absentee. Karim Benzema picked up a knock against Liverpool but the Frenchman has recovered in time and will play on Sunday.
As for Barcelona, Pedri and Ousmane Dembele have not yet recovered from their injuries and will not be available for Xavi.
📋 Squad list for Sunday’s match against Barcelona.
❌ Players NOT called up: David Alaba. pic.twitter.com/Y1Sog4BvTw
— Real Madrid News (@onlyrmcfnews) March 18, 2023
Real Madrid (4-3-3):
Carvajal — Militão — Rüdiger — Nacho
Kroos — Camavinga — Modrić
Valverde — Benzema — Vinícius
Araujo — Kounde — Christensen — Balde
De Jong — Busquets — Kessie
Raphinha — Lewandowski — Gavi
Head-to-head results (Last Five Games)
Barcelona: 4 Wins
Real Madrid: 1 win
Barcelona host Real Madrid in the Spanish top flight on Sunday night (19 March) at 21:00 CET.