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El Clásico: Real Madrid Tactical Preview
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This Wednesday, Real Madrid will host Barcelona in the first Clásico of 2012. The two Spanish giants will meet at the Santiago Bernabéu in the first leg of the quarterfinals of the Copa del Rey.

With Álvaro Arbeloa serving a one-match suspension and Sami Khedira missing the clash through injury, all eyes are on José Mourinho and his starting XI.

Will the Portuguese tactician stay with Madrid's standard 4-2-3-1 formation? Will Mourinho move Pepe back into midfield, where he was exceptional in last year's Copa del Rey Final?

Let's take a look at the different formations and starting XI's that Mourinho could use against Barcelona.

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