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With Neymar gone, Barcelona will look to Lionel Messi to repeat his outstanding performance from the last competitive "clasico" played against Madrid in April.

The winger started in 19 of his 38 total appearances last season, scoring 10 goals and recording four assists in the process, acclimating to the pace of Real's first team well in his first senior campaign.

The 25 year-old has reportedly signed a massive new contract worth €6m-a-year, amid interest from Manchester City, Bayern Munich and Barcelona.

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That means Ronaldo should be back in Madrid's starting lineup on Sunday, when it visits Barcelona's Camp Nou in the opening leg of the Spanish Super Cup.

Vallejo, 20, has returned to Real Madrid this summer to fill the gap left by the departure of Pepe after an impressive loan spell at Eintracht Frankfurt.

Spanish paper AS understands that Isco has signed a new contract at Real Madrid with a €700m release clause, also stating that an announcement will be made within the next few days.

FC Barcelona entertain Real Madrid in the first leg of the Spanish Supercup on Sunday night in what will be the first real indication of the relative strengths of the two major favourites for the La Liga title in the 2017-18 football season a week before that competition kicks off.

"They have had changes but Barcelona are Barcelona".

Real Madrid's Keylor Navas lifts the trophy after winning the UEFA Super Cup.

"I know it will end at some point, but I am very happy at the moment".

However, Iniesta allayed any fears on Friday after being pictured back in training as the Catalans continue their preparations for the visit of Real Madrid. If we continue this way, it is because of the effort, being united and preparing the games.



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