Barca can still win 'beautiful' Clasico without Messi - Griezmann

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Barca warmed up for the Clasico with a 2-0 Group B defeat of Inter in the Champions League, Rafinha opening the scoring as he deputised for injured captain Lionel Messi.

The defeat ended Inter's flawless start to Group B, with Luciano Spalletti's side now three points behind Barca heading into the reverse fixture at San Siro on November 6.

For the first time in nearly 10 years neither Ronaldo nor Mess will play the biggest game of the season in Spain: "Madrid had a good start to the season, now they are going a bit down but they will remain on top for the whole season", Guardiola said. Los Blancos fans will be hoping that Bale can produce another moment of magic come Sunday afternoon.

They host Barcelona in two weeks needing to win to ensure they have a better chance of topping the group.

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Isco insisted on Monday that if they fire the coach, they should fire the players too.

Messi will be back in El Clasico of course, but never against Ronaldo.

"It is clear it will affect us a lot", Barcelona coach Valverde said on Tuesday.

'We have to be able to play our style, that is the key, ' Valverde said.

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After training Madrid announced a 22-man squad to travel to the Catalan capital on Saturday afternoon, with Brazilian starlet Vinicius Junior included after Madrid appealed against his sending off last weekend, but defender Jesus Vallejo was ruled out with a thigh injury.

But Dembele's time at the club so far has been maddeningly inconsistent, with the Frenchman looking equally likely to race past three opponents or sloppily concede possession whenever he receives the ball, and regularly provoking the ire of Luis Suarez by concluding a promising run with a wasteful cross or over-ambitious shot.

"With Messi, they would have caused us more problems, but without him that caused us enough trouble as it was", Inter coach Luciano Spalletti said. But both Perisic and Marcelo Brozovic, who were doubtful for the match, made the starting lineup.

Ahead of taking his side to Barcelona, former Spain boss Lopetegui insists he has the backing of his players, who will enter the Nou Camp with "maximum ambition".

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