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Barcelona face Real Madrid dilemma over suspended Pique

Barcelona defender Gerard Pique has handed coach Pep Guardiola a selection dilemma ahead of the El Clasico later this month against Real Madrid.

Pique's dismissal for two yellow cards in yesterday's defeat of Getafe means he will be suspended for one game - Barca's clash with Villarreal.

The defender will be available for the following match against Almeria, but as he is on four yellow cards, a fifth would give him an automatic suspension - meaning he would miss the next match against Real Madrid.

Early suggestions are that Guardiola will not risk Pique against Almeria - but then there is the dilemma of match sharpness going into the Madrid match.

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