El Clasico: 5 stars who can help Real Madrid beat Barcelona

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El Clasico: the biggest rivalry in Spain, and possibly even worldwide. It brings a global audience to see the biggest and best names in football

Real Madrid vs Barcelona is always an enticing affair, with many watching to see the football on offer.

Here, we look at 5 players that can make the difference for Real Madrid.

5. Iker Casillas

Iker Casillas is no stranger to the rivalry between Real Madrid and Barcelona. Despite his recent dip in form, this is a game that the Spanish goalkeeper can show that he's still top class. With many people criticizing him, Casillas will want to ensure that he performs to his best.

4. Luka Modric

Croatian midfielder Luka Modric could be a deciding factor in the game. With his passing prowess, he can turn a game inside out. With the midfield set to play a huge part in the derby, Luka Modric could be the key used to unlock Barcelona's defence and set up his attacking force to score.

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3. Toni Kroos

New signing Toni Kroos is playing in his first El Classico, and he will ensure it is a successful one. Similarly to Luka Modric, the passing threat of the German international could be something that Real Madrid utilise to break through the resistance of Barcelona's defence.

2. Karim Benzema

French striker Karim Benzema is another player that Barcelona need to watch out for. His goal scoring threat could be vital in Real Madrid's aim of securing a win. After scoring twice in the midweek Champions League win over Liverpool, the Frenchman is in great form, and he will want to continue his form against Barcelona in El Classico.

1. Cristiano Ronaldo

The most important man on the pitch for Real Madrid, Cristiano Ronaldo will be absolutely vital for Carlo Ancelotti's side when they face Barcelona. The Portuguese international is in inspired form at the moment, scoring 15 league goals in 8 games so far this season. He will have to be at the top of his game to lead Real Madrid to victory. 

What do you think? Who do you think will be the key players for Real Madrid? And who do you think will win in the El Classico; Barcelona or Real Madrid? Comment below!

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