It’s me, back from the realm of oblivion to host an (even more) politically charged Clasico!
Our official lineup (hope you’re sitting down and not eating anything): Valdes – Alves, Mascherano, Adriano, Alba – Busquets, Xavi, Iniesta – Cesc, Messi, Pedro
Barcelona bench: Pinto, Montoya, Bartra, Song, Sergi Roberto, Alexis, Villa
Mascherano surprisingly starts at CB while Adriano retains his position in the defensive line. Iniesta! That is all.
Them: Casillas; Arbeloa, Pepe, Ramos, Marcelo; Xabi Alonso, Khedira; Di Maria, Ozil, Tristiano; Benzema.
Their bench: ???, ???,
Lady Edith Modric, ???, Higuain, The man formerly known as Kaka, ???
Let’s see how this goes.
Kick off is at 1:50 pm EST, liveblog starts when my pizza comes. Yup.