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Real Madrid-Barcelona: What Will Be José Mourinho's Starting XI for El Clásico
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This Saturday, the two best teams in world football will clash in the first Clásico of the season.

Spanish league leaders Real Madrid will host rivals Barcelona, as they look to widen the gap at the top of the table.

Manager José Mourinho recently confirmed that he will be not be starting both Karim Benzema and Gonzalo Higuaín, stating that Cristiano Ronaldo, Ángel di María and one of the two strikers will be in the starting XI for El Clásico.

Mourinho's statement, and his decision to travel to Amsterdam without seven first-team players, provide great insight into the tactician's plans for Saturday.

Given the Madrid manager's recent comments, what will be his starting XI against Barcelona?

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