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Valverde changes his decision – Rakitic in the line-up after being initially excluded

Ivan Rakitic, FC Barcelona, Real Madrid, La Liga
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Barcelona and Real Madrid will square off this evening at the Camp Nou as both sides are gunning to get some separation at the top of the league.

Both managers revealed their cards now.

While Zidane opted for the more conservative 4-4-2, Ernesto Valverde will deploy his typical 4-3-3.

However, a big surprise was Ivan Rakitic starting on the bench. This proved to be a mistake because the update showed Rakitic in the starting XI.

Sergio Busquets picked up an injury just before the match, leaving him benched.

The idea is to probably gain more dynamic in the midfield. Obviously, Lionel Messi will be the focal point.

However, Roberto proved that he can help to cover the flank on the right when Messi goes towards the middle and protect his back.

It should be a great battle, and the match cannot start soon enough!