The trivote has returned, and so has Ricardo Carvalho. Surprises galore from Jose Mourinho, who has selected a very interesting Real Madrid lineup for the Copa Del Rey clash with Barcelona. Carvalho will partner Sergio Ramos in defense, while Fabio Coentrao and Hamit Altintop get surprise fullback starts. Pepe has been pushed into the midfield while both Gonzalo Higuain and Karim Benzema start. Here's the lineup.
Real Madrid Lineup (4-3-3): Casillas; Altintop, Ramos, Carvalho, Coentrao; Pepe, Alonso, Diarra; Ronaldo, Higuaín, Benzemá
The match kicks off at 4:00 p.m. ET, 10:00 p.m. local time. You can catch the game on GolTV in the USA and Canada in English, as well as ESPN Deportes in Spanish in the USA. The game is also available in the USA on ESPN3. You can catch the game in the UK on Sky Sports 2.
For more on the two teams, check out Real Madrid blog Managing Madrid and FC Barcelona blog Barca Blaugranes. We'll have live coverage of the match in our Real Madrid vs. Barcelona, 2012 El Clasico StoryStream.