One player’s return to the lineup will have a massive impact on the final Clasico of 2016.
Andres Iniesta has sat on the bench for five weeks dealing with a knee injury, but the Barcelona captain has been cleared to play Saturday against Real Madrid. Iniesta scored a goal in a Clasico in both 2014 and 2015, with both games resulting in wins for Barcelona.
Barcelona have struggled without Iniesta in the lineup, and are now six points behind Real Madrid in the Spanish table. His return could mark a turning point for the Catalans, who have taken just five points from their previous three league matches.
Real Madrid have their injuries as well, but unlike Barcelona, their biggest won’t be making a return. Gareth Bale had ankle surgery on November 29th, and is expected to miss up to three months.
Here are the basics:
DATE: December 3, 2016
CHANNEL: beIN Sports
KICKOFF TIME: 10:15 a.m. Eastern
LOCATION: Camp Nou
LIVE STREAM: Click here for all the live stream information
Barcelona: Ter Stegen, Pique, Rakitic, Sergio, Suarez, Messi, Neymar, Mascherano, Alba, Roberto, Gomes
Real Madrid: Navas, Carvajal, Varane, Ramos, Marcelo, Kovacic, Modric, Lucas Vasquez, Isco, Ronaldo, Benzema
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