Real Madrid vs Barcelona: El Clasico's best XI (1)

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The Premier League may be the greatest footballing division on planet earth, but it can't boast the greatest game.

No, that particular honour is awarded to Spain's La Liga, virtue of the fact that arguably the two greatest football clubs in the world both call it home. Of course we're talking about El Clasico; the best match in the world.

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Perks of El Clasico

Not even on the international scene can you get such an array of superstars taking to the pitch at the same time, and this season looks set to be hotter than ever before. 

With the summer editions of James Rodriguez and Luis Suarez to Real Madrid and Barcelona respectively it's now impossible to argue the toss; this weekend's fixture between the two is the most anticipated one of the season so far, period. 

Factors for the win

But just who has the upper hand heading into the clash? There are an innumerable amount of factors to take into account, as is to be expected in a meeting of such magnitude, but that doesn't mean we can't have a look at the predicted lineups and pick the cream of the crop.

Interested in seeing our take on the respective XIs of Madrid and Barca? Of course you are. Click the 'begin slideshow' button below to see who we've gone for...

*We've picked the sides in a 4-3-3 formation as it was the most suitable for both teams.

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