Real Madrid vs Barcelona team news: Luis Suarez starts in El Clasico

The Uruguayan makes his Barca debut after £75m move

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Luis Suarez will make his Barcelona debut after manager Luis Enrique opted to start the £75m striker against bitter rivals Real Madrid.

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The former Liverpool man has only just returned from his four-month ban for biting Giorgio Chiellini at the World Cup. Despite a lack of game time, Enrique has opted to start the Uruguayan in place of Spanish winger Pedro.

Enrique has also made four other changes with Marc-Andre Ter-Stegen, Marc Bartra, Jordi ALba and Ivan Rakitic all out of the team.

Javier Mascherano moves to centre-back while Jeremy Mathieru comes in at left-back and Sergio Busquets and Xavi return in midfield.

Real manager Carlo Ancelotti has made two changes to his defence; Sergio Ramos returns from injury to take over from Raphael Varane in the middle, while Daniel Carvajal takes the place of Alvaro Arbeloa.

The rest of the team is the same as the one that beat Liverpool 3-0.


Real Madrid: Casillas, Marcelo, Pepe, Ramos, Carvajal, Kroos, Modric, James; Isco, Benzema, Ronaldo.

Subs: Navas, Varane, Khedira, Hernandez, Arbeloa, Nacho, Illarramendi.

Barcelona: Bravo, Alves, Mascherano, Piqué, Mathieu, Busquets, Iniesta, Xavi, Luis Suárez, Messi, Neymar.

Subs: Ter-Stegen, Rakitic, Pedro, Barta, Alba, Sergi, Munir.