Los Blancos have lost all three Clasico games in which he has started. Not bad having Marco Asensio to take his place, however...: So, changes for both teams then.
Gareth Bale has been sensationally dropped, with Lucas Vazuqez starting in his place.
He's hobbling but it may be another blow for Ernesto Valverde's side. Nelson Semedo is guilty of rolling around on the floor.
Could have been caught, but certainly not enough to warrant the theatrics. Ramos remains on the pitch and Messi has been subdued.
Friendly.48' Barcelona already look dejected and we're only three minutes in. Marco Asensio sets him free but again, a pull-back is not met by an attacker. The Argentine shakes hands with his Real Madrid counterpart Sergio Ramos.
Who ever comes will be welcome.”: Check below and you will see Barcelona duo Lionel Messi and Luis Suarez arriving at the Nou Camp. : Just having a quick scour of Twitter after that Gareth Bale shock.
Seems weird to think that it is just those two now Neymar has joined Paris Saint-Germain. And it appears most Real Madrid fans are actually HAPPY the Wales international has been benched.
45' HALF-TIME - REAL MADRID 2-0 BARCELONAMarco Asensio and Karim Benzema have been sensational this first act. Marcelo finds the Frenchman in the box and his first touch gets him away from Samuel Umtiti. However, Raphael Varane is there in time to stop Suarez getting a shot away. The 29-year-old runs through the majority of the Real Madrid team, but a rare wayward touch takes him away from goal. The Uruguayan capitalises from a slip by Sergio Ramos to feed the ball into the area. 9' Gareth Bale should seriously consider leaving Real Madrid, you know. Remember they were 4-0 down to Paris Saint-Germain in the Champions League last term.
Asensio's long-distance goal was a thing of beauty and proof he warrants a starting berth week in, week out. The former Lyon star is allowed to sprint close to Barcelona's penalty area. As a result, Keylor Navas is able to smother his shot. Marco Asensio is something special and two goals in as many games against Barcelona will only see his stock rise higher. But they came roaring back at the Nou Camp to win 6-1 and progress.
: Barcelona go into tonight's clash amid talk Philippe Coutinho could be announced in the next few hours.