Barcelona's pulsating 4-3 victory over Barcelona last night was reportedly watched by a television audience approaching 400m people, with La Liga's showpiece clash possessing the history and star power to make the world stop and take notice.
Lionel Messi once again proved he is the man for the big occasion with a hat-trick that displayed nerves of steel, with a familiar supporting cast including Cristiano Ronaldo, Andres Iniesta and Karim Benzema all playing their part in arguably the best match played all season long across the continent.
Both teams were clearly not without flaws though, with defensive deficiencies in particular ruthlessly exposed throughout as Javier Mascherano and Dani Carvajal in particular struggled to prove their worth at the Bernabeu.
As both teams gear up for the business end of the campaign sporting directors of La Liga's leading lights must be considering summer transfer business, with Atletico Madrid's rise to prominence making the need for star additions more pressing than usual.
With than in mind GMS has decided to select 10 stars who can expect to grace the biggest club fixture on the planet over the next three seasons, if continued strong from and strong transfer mumblings go hand-in-hand to create sensational transfer swoops.
Click ahead to check out 10 players who deserve to be on Barca and Real's radar, and feel free to disagree with our stance on some of the globe's most promising talents if you want a star man to stay put!
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