Barcelona Vs. Real Madrid, 2011 Spanish Supercup: Lineups, Xavi Starts And Cesc Fabregas Makes Bench

While neither Barcelona or Real Madrid lineup is particularly shocking for the second leg of the 2011 Spanish Supercup, they are at least interesting and give us some talking points. Xavi Hernandez and Gerard Pique are now both completely fit after starting the first leg on the bench and start for Barcelona tonight. The same cannot be said for Carles Puyol, and Javier Mascherano will start in central defense in his place. Up top, Pedro is preferred to Alexis Sanchez.

For Real Madrid, Marcelo has no place in Jose Mourinho's lineup at the Camp Nou. Three position newcomer Fabio Coentrao will start for him at left back. Many thought that Mourinho would switch to a 4-3-3, but he's stuck with his 4-2-3-1 formation.

FC Barcelona lineup (4-3-3): Valdés; Alves, Piqué, Mascherano, Abidal; Busquets, Xavi, Iniesta; Pedro, Villa, Messi

Real Madrid lineup (4-2-3-1): Casillas; Ramos, Pepe, Carvalho, Coentrão; Khedira, Alonso; Di María, Özil, Cristiano Ronaldo; Benzema

Also, Cesc Fabregas is fit and has made the bench for Barcelona tonight, and it would be a bit surprising if he wasn't given his debut at some stage. We'll be covering the match from start to finish right here in this StoryStream. For more on Real Madrid, check out Managing Madrid. For more on FC Barcelona, check out Barca Blaugranes.

X
Log In Sign Up

forgot?
Log In Sign Up

Forgot password?

We'll email you a reset link.

If you signed up using a 3rd party account like Facebook or Twitter, please login with it instead.

Forgot password?

Try another email?

Almost done,

Join SBNation.com

You must be a member of SBNation.com to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at SBNation.com. You should read them.

Join SBNation.com

You must be a member of SBNation.com to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at SBNation.com. You should read them.

Spinner.vc97ec6e

Authenticating

Great!

Choose an available username to complete sign up.

In order to provide our users with a better overall experience, we ask for more information from Facebook when using it to login so that we can learn more about our audience and provide you with the best possible experience. We do not store specific user data and the sharing of it is not required to login with Facebook.