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Ancelotti says Di Maria will start for Real Madrid

Real Madrid coach Carlo Ancelotti says Angel di Maria will start the El Clasico against Barcelona.

The Italian manager, who confirmed that "Modric, Xabi Alonso and Di María will play in the midfield", analysed the Liga match against Barcelona.

"Our aim is to bring all our quality. We have a lot of desire and we're going to try to do what we've done in previous matches: play attacking football and defend and attack together. In both teams there are players who can win matches on their own. The difference will be in the teamwork, not just in the quality of individual players. The team that plays best will win.

"A Clásico is always a good match and always has the same pressure because it's a very important game for the Liga and it's always different to every other match. We won't settle for a draw because we have the small advantage of being at home and we want to win. The support from our fans could be important for us and a small advantage against Barcelona."

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