Messi, Ronaldo make bench for Barcelona, Real Madrid

Both Barcelona and Real Madrid will start tonight's El Clasico with their best players on the bench.

Both Barcelona and Real Madrid will start tonight's El Clasico with their best players on the bench.

Cristiano Ronaldo will not enter the fray for Real until the second-half, says AS, despite him impressing in training on Friday.

Lionel Messi, meanwhile, will make the Barca squad, but like Ronaldo will start the game amongst the substitutes.

Barca will start with Zlatan Ibrahimovic in attack, while Karim Benzema will lead Real's attack. Coach Manuel Pellegrini could pair him with Gonzalo Higuain after hinting he will attack Barca in yesterday's media conference.

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