BARCELONA (Sporting Alert) – David Villa, Cesc Fabregas and Carles Puyol all start on the bench for Barcelona for their Spanish SuperCup clash against Real Madrid at Camp Nou.
Barcelona manager Tito Vilanova decided also to not include new signing Alex Song in his side for the game, which is the first clash of the season between the two Spanish giants.
Lionel Messi, Pedro and Alexis Sanchez make up a very strong attacking line, with Andres Iniesta, Xavi, Javier Mascherano and Sergio Busquets also starting.
Meanwhile, Karim Benzema has gotten the nod over Gonzalo Higuain in the striking position for Real Madrid and he will partner Cristiano Ronaldo and Jose Callejon, with Angel Di Maria also starting on the bench.
Xabi Alonso, Sami Khedira and Mesut Ozil also start for Jose Mourinho’s Real Madrid squad.
Barcelona v Real Madrid
Barcelona: 1. Victor Valdes, 2. Dani Alves, 3. Gerard Pique, 21. Adriano, 6. Xavi, 8. Andres Iniesta, 14. Javier Mascherano, 16. Sergio Busquets, 9. Alexis Sanchez, 10. Lionel Andres Messi, 17. Pedro Rodriguez.
Real Madrid: 1. Iker Casillas, 4. Sergio Ramos, 5. Fabio Coentrao, 17. Alvaro Arbeloa, 18. Raul Albiol, 6. Sami Khedira, 10. Mesut Ozil, 14. Xabi Alonso, 7. Cristiano Ronaldo, 9. Karim Benzema, 21. Jose Callejon.