Oct 25, 2014 at 5pm UK at ​Estadio Santiago Bernabeu
Real Madrid
3-1
Barcelona
Ronaldo (35' pen.), Pepe (50'), Benzema (61')
Carvajal (74'), Ronaldo (90')
FT(HT: 1-1)
Neymar (4')
Messi (9'), Neymar (14'), Pique (34'), Iniesta (38')

Carlo Ancelotti to spring El Clasico "surprise"

Carlo Ancelotti says that he has something special planned to help Real Madrid beat rivals Barcelona in the first Clasico of the season.

Real Madrid boss Carlo Ancelotti has revealed that he has a surprise up his sleeve for Barcelona ahead of this evening's El Clasico.

The Spanish giants renew hostilities at the Santiago Bernabeu later today in what is expected to be Luis Suarez's debut for the Catalans.

However, the Italian coach claims to also have something special in store for Luis Enrique's side but stopped short of revealing what it was.

In Ancelotti's first Clasico last season, defenders Pepe and Sergio Ramos alternated in a midfield role in a tactical ploy that had little effect, but he remains unperturbed and claims that there will be another "surprise" today.

"I will do something that will come as a surprise," he told reporters. "This is something I like doing. I did it last year and it didn't work but I have done it many other times and I succeed.

"I have many thoughts as I am focused on the match but I also want to surprise people with the starting XI."

Kickoff is scheduled for 5pm.

Who will win Saturday's El Clasio at the Bernabeu?

Real Madrid
Barcelona
Draw
Real Madrid
57.3%
Barcelona
35.4%
Draw
7.3%
Luis Suarez of FC Barcelona looks on during the Joan Gamper Trophy match between FC Barcelona and Club Leon at Camp Nou on August 18, 2014
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