Anything other than a home win for Real Madrid in the final Clasico of 2017 could put the title out of reach for this season.
The reigning champions site 11 points behind table-toppers Barcelona with a game in hand. A third defeat of the season would extend that gap further against their fierce rivals.
Buoyed by yet another Club World Cup win, after a 1-0 win against Gremio in the final, Real will hope their fortunes in La Liga change.
Talisman Cristiano Ronaldo has finally found his scoring touch this season, which should help real. He has now scored in each of his last four games.
|PLAYER||% MINS PLD||GLS||AST.|
|0||0||0 / 0|
|0||1||8 / 0|
|0||1||0 / 0|
|1||1||4 / 2|
|1||2||1 / 1|
|1||1||3 / 0|
|2||2||2 / 0|
|3||0||5 / 0|
|4||4||1 / 0|
|13||3||2 / 0|
|4||4||0 / 0|
|Totals||29||19||26 / 3|
|LINE-UP COMBINED RECORD|
|LAST MATCH - 2 Dec 2017|
0 - 0
|TOTAL LA LIGA EXPERIENCE|
Zinedine Zidane has the luxury of a fully-fit squad to face Barcelona.
Welsh forward Gareth Bale may have done enough following an impressive showing in the World Club Cup to play his way into the side. Isco would be the player to make way if Zidane decides to include him,
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