Team News: Cesc Fabregas, Alexis Sanchez absent for Barcelona

Cesc Fabregas
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Cesc Fabregas and Alexis Sanchez are not included in the Barcelona starting lineup for this evening's El Clasico against Real Madrid.

Cesc Fabregas and Alexis Sanchez have not been included in the Barcelona starting lineup for this evening's encounter against Real Madrid.

However, there are slots in the side for youngsters Thiago and Christian Tello.

Visiting Real coach Jose Mourinho has named the strongest starting lineup available to him.

Barcelona: Valdes; Alves, Puyol, Mascherano, Adriano; Busquets, Xavi, Thiago; Tello, Iniesta, Messi

R Madrid: Casillas, Pepe, Ramos, Coentrao, Arbeloa; Khedira, Xabi Alsono; Ozil, Di Maria, Ronaldo; Benzema

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