Barcelona Vs. Real Madrid, 2012 El Clasico: Lineups

Barcelona have made a couple of surprising decisions for El Clasico, sitting down both of Cesc Fabregas and Pedro Rodriguez. Instead, Christian Tello and Thiago Alcantara will start against Real Madrid. Girard Pique is apparently still not fit to start, and Adriano starts at left back with Carles Puyol and Javier Mascherano in the middle. Jose Mourinho has opted for Mesut Özil ahead of Kaka and Fabio Coentrao ahead of Marcelo.

Barcelona lineup (4-3-3): Victor Valdes; Adriano, Carles Puyol, Javier Mascherano, Daniel Alves; Sergio Busquets, Xavi Hernandez, Thiago Alcantara; Andres Iniesta, Lionel Messi, Christian Tello

Bench: Jose Manuel Pinto, Girard Pique, Seydou Keita, Cesc Fabregas, Alexis Sanchez, Pedro Rodriguez, Martin Montoya

Real Madrid lineup (4-2-3-1): Iker Casillas; Fabio Coentrao, Pepe, Sergio Ramos, Alvaro Arbeloa; Xabi Alonso, Sami Khedira; Cristiano Ronaldo, Mesut Özil, Angel Di Maria; Karim Benzema

Bench: Antonio Adan, Kaka, Esteban Granero, Marcelo, Raul Albiol, Gonzalo Higuain, Jose Maria Callejon

Kickoff is at 2:00 p.m. ET, 8:00 p.m. local time from Barcelona, Catalonia, Spain. You can catch the game on any of GolTV, ESPN3 and ESPN Deportes in the USA. It's also on GolTV in Canada and Sky Sports 1 in the UK.

We'll have pre-game and live game coverage in our Barcelona vs. Real Madrid, 2012 El Clasico StoryStream. For more on the two teams, head over to Real Madrid blog Managing Madrid and FC Barcelona blog Barca Blaugranes.

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