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Barcelona predicted lineup vs Real Madrid - La Liga

Craig Vickers
Xavi on the touchline
Xavi on the touchline / Soccrates Images/GettyImages

Barcelona's resurgence under Xavi will be put to the test when they travel to face Real Madrid in El Clasico.

The Catalan side extended their unbeaten run to eleven games with a 2-1 win over Galatasaray in the last 16 of the Europa League in midweek.

Xavi's men are also closing in on Sevilla in La Liga, with last weekend's 4-0 win over Osasuna moving Barcelona to within five points of the Andalusians in the table.

Here's how Barça could line up as they go in search of a momentous victory.

1. Goalkeeper & defenders

Dani Alves
Alves has rolled back the years at Barcelona / Eric Alonso/GettyImages

Marc-Andre ter Stegen (GK) - Has made a couple of high-profile errors this season, but he appears more assured under Xavi.

Dani Alves (RB) - A remarkable athlete for being 38-years-old, often moving infield to allow Dembele or Traore to hug the touchline.

Gerard Pique (CB) - The Spain international has vast knowledge of this fixture, experiencing both the extreme highs and lows.

Eric Garcia (CB) - Has dislodged Ronald Araujo in the Barcelona backline in recent weeks.

Jordi Alba (LB) - Has proven an excellent servant for Barcelona, consistently producing numbers in the final third.

2. Midfielders

Sergio Busquets (CM) - The Spaniard was talking up his former teammate-turned-coach, saying Barcelona are 'more complete' since his arrival.

Pedri (CM) - Netted a gorgeous goal in the midweek win over Galatasaray, underlining his technique and composure.

Frenkie de Jong (CM) - A real threat breaking forward from midfield, developing a knack of scoring important goals recently.

3. Forwards

Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang
Aubameyang has hit the ground running at Barcelona / Eric Alonso/GettyImages

Ousmane Dembele (RW) - Turned jeers to cheers at Camp Nou with a scintilating display against Osasuna last weekend.

Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang (ST) - Made quite the impact since joining in January, netting seven times in as many games.

Ferran Torres (LW) - Has proven a shrewd addition under Xavi, scoring or assisting in all but four games since mid-January.