Real Madrid captain Karim Benzema has been included in their El Clasico squad to travel Barcelona tomorrow.
Los Blancos head to Catalonia for a potential La Liga title decider, with the hosts boasting a nine point lead over Carlo Ancelotti’s side, at the top of the table.
Ancelotti maintained his confidence over Benzema being fit in time to start against La Blaugrana and he will lead the defending champions at the Camp Nou.
📋✅ ¡Nuestros convocados para #ElClásico! pic.twitter.com/EKZMFopcSa
— Real Madrid C.F. (@realmadrid) March 18, 2023
The veteran striker was only able to take part in limited training this week as Ancelotti looked to manage his recovery period from their 1-0 Champions League last 16 second leg win over Liverpool.
Ancelotti is still without experienced defender David Alaba through injury, with teenage striker Alvaro Rodriguez not included, and the Italian coach could stick with an unchanged starting XI.
The trip to Barcelona is Real Madrid’s final game before the international break, ahead of returning to action on April 2.
You may also like
Ansu Fati wonder goal puts Barcelona 15 points clear in La Liga title race with Elche win
Watch: Oinhan Sancet’s heartwarming contract extension announcement delights fans in stadium
Eric Garcia in midfield as Xavi rotates for Barcelona vs Elche
Real Madrid vs Real Valladolid: Predicted line-ups, kick off time, how and where to watch on TV and online
Analysis: Should Real Madrid look to sign Gabri Veiga alongside Jude Bellingham this summer?