It’s the first Clasico of 2023/24 on Saturday as Barcelona host reigning La Liga champions Real Madrid.
Carlo Ancelotti’s side were top of the standings in Spain until Friday, when Girona defeated Celta Vigo to move above them, having played a game more. Barca, meanwhile, are just three points behind Los Blancos.
Xavi’s hosts are likely to rely on the likes of Fermin Lopez, Lamine Yamal and Marc Guiu, the latest to emerge from the La Masia production line, all of whom are expected to feature today given an injury crisis for the Catalans. However, there is some hope that striker Robert Lewandowski could be fit enough to be involved.