Oscar Mingueza starting Clasico gives Koeman a plan B
The right back could convert to a CB in game if needed to switch formations
Ronald Koeman has used the 4-3-3 in the Clasico in theory, but Oscar Mingueza’s presence at right back means Barcelona could also switch to 3-5-2. If things aren’t going to plan, he can be a centre back, Dest can drop to right wing back from the attack.
Barcelona are starting with Pique and Eric Garcia at the back with Alba and Mingueza outside them.
Mingueza’s mission is to stop Vinicius Junior down Madrid’s left. The Brazilian has been in good form.
In midfield Busquets, Gavi and Frenkie de Jong will battle with Kroos, Modric and Casemiro to control the ball.
Up front, Ansu and Memphis will look to hurt Madrid don the left, while Dest will get up and down on the right.