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The focus of this week’s Barcelona news has shifted to the upcoming El Clasico match against Real Madrid.

Many questions will be raised about how both sides will line up in what is sure to be a pivotal game in the La Liga title race.

According to Marca, one of the Blaugrana’s stars is likely to be benched for the match.

It highlights Frenkie De Jong’s desire to play in a midfield role, where he would team up with Pedri and Sergio Busquets in a midfield trio – as the Catalan giants try to match Real Madrid’s midfield trio.

Benched El Clasico
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Gerard Pique and Ronald Araujo would replace Clement Lenglet in the center of defense, with Jordi Alba and Sergino Dest in the wide wing-back positions.

With Lionel Messi indispensable and Ousmane Dembele in fine form and his speed crucial for attacks, Antoine Griezmann would be the fallback option.

Benched El Clasico
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The Frenchman has only scored twice in his last 13 appearances for the club and has struggled in front of goal this season, but he could be the player who misses out in a 3-5-2 formation.

Source: Football Espana

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