What yes it is confirmed is that Reguilón has done with the left lane of the white set, relegating Marcelo to the bench. It seems that Solari does not trust the Brazilian, who did not play a minute in the Cup classic and today he is again out of the starting line-up.
Isco returns to a call. His last appearance dates back to February 3, when Madrid faced Alavés. On the other hand, the one who falls is Mariano, who tonight will not be part of the game. On the bench of Madrid will be Keylor Navas, Marcelo, Valverde, Ceballos, Lucas Vázquez and Marco Asensio.
It happens that this season, unlike in the last three, Barcelona does have a closet bottom. You only have to see the bench he will have at the Bernabéu: Cillessen (a goalkeeper guarantees as shown in the Cup), Semedo (a fast side and good defender, who lately is encouraged in the attack), Umtiti (left center back with permission of Lenglet, who has performed wonderfully before the injury of his compatriot), Aleñá (the last product of the quarry, player of touch and pause), Arturo Vidal (the dynamite that can change a match because it always plays in combustion), Coutinho (the kick made person) and Malcom (a born dribbler who when they have given him a reel has responded with a note).
The Madrid bet on the speed by bands of the hand of Bale and Vinicius not to finally get out of the fight for the title. New opportunity for the Welshman, who started the game on the bench last Wednesday. For the rest, Solari does not reserve anything for the return of the Champions League against Ajax, and bets on trying to re-embark on the fight for LaLiga. Courtois regains his place in the eleven instead of Keylor Navas, and Ramos and Varane, who arrived touched, are holders.
And, to finish analyzing the alignment of Barcelona, highlight that who plays is Dembélé and not Coutinho. Both are the most expensive signings in the history of Barça and apparently to date there is no possibility of sharing alignment. It is strange because "Coutinho came to supply Iniesta" and only lasted a few games in the midfield because Valverde prefers him above, since he unbalances and shoots. The problem is that for a long time he has only practiced the second variable of the equation and not very much. As Dembélé, which is a tactical chaos, picks up the witness because it does apply the two concepts: faces and overflows in the same way that scores goals. Another thing is that he plays the same as the others, because he is capable of the best and the worst in the same play. Valverde, in any case, returns to give continuity to the French, who already dismantled Madrid in the last duel of the Cup.
What is a bit strange, however, is the strength of the Barça coach with Sergi Roberto on the side, since in this course he has already 'swallowed' a goal when not attending to his back, in addition to being a footballer who is entangled with fast and skilled rivals. Vinicius, without a doubt, it is. And there may be the key to this Madrid, which plays the boarding.
I understand that both coaches are betting tonight to recover the essence of their football. The Madrid figure with Bale and Vinicius, two bullets that bring imbalance and generate danger in the rival area; at the time that Barça pursues the association, the touch, the football that has lost in good measure in recent months. Not so, however, the results.
So Valverde changes a bit the profile of his team if he attends the last duel of the Cup, where Sergi Roberto figured as a midfielder and Semedo. Now, however, with Arthur already recovered from his injury, he regains his place in midfield and relocates Roberto from the sideline. Thus, with the Brazilian in the machine room, Valverde bet for possession, for plays with pause. Barça wants the ball to counteract the possible contras of Madrid, as fast as they are harmful.
Good Daniel and everyone in general, I join the live. In Barcelona there are also official lineup: Ter Stegen; Sergi Roberto, Piqué, Lenglet, Alba; Rakitic, Busquets, Arthur; Messi, Luis Suárez and Dembélé.
If he plays tonight, Sergio Ramos will match Paco Gento, Manolo Sanchís and Xavi Hernández as the players with the most played classics, with 42. Photo by GTRES.
In the duel of the first round, Barcelona beat Madrid 5-1 with three goals from Luis Suárez, one from Coutinho and another from Vidal. Marcelo, meanwhile, scored the only goal so much in a game that meant the dismissal of Julen Lopetegui as a Real Madrid coach.
241 classics have been played to date in all competitions, with a baggage of 95 wins for each team and 51 draws. Tonight both teams will have the opportunity to unleash a balance that balanced Barcelona last Wednesday.
Meanwhile, in Barcelona the main question is in the center of the field. Valverde hesitates between betting on the elaboration game with Arthur or the energy and intense pressure of Arturo Vidal. Ramón Besa explains it. http://cort.as/-FKLr
The oces of both teams are not yet known. In Madrid, Solari doubts whether to play the classic reserve forces for the Champions or put the holders. Diego Torres tells it. http://cort.as/-FKLr
Madrid and Bacelona are back to see the faces only three days after the last classic. Last Wednesday, the Blaugranas prevailed in the Bernabéu by 0-3 to the team led by Santiago Solari, qualifying for the Cup final. http://cort.as/-FKJa
Good afternoon everybody! Welcome to the live of the classic corresponding to the twenty-sixth league day. The Madrid comes to the game with the need to win to stay alive in the fight for the title, while a victory for the Blaugranas would leave the championship almost sentenced, at the expense of what the Áthlete does tomorrow in his duel against Real Sociedad.