Real Madrid could not stop Barcelona winning La Liga this season but do have bragging rights at stake in Sunday’s El Clasico.
Fresh from securing their third Champions League final spot in a row – and fourth in five seasons – Zinedine Zidane’s team can now stop their bitter rivals from going unbeaten throughout the season.
Barca wrapped up the title with a 4-2 win over Deportivo, with Lionel Messi scoring his 46th career hat-trick, and can now become the first team in La Liga history to go unbeaten throughout the entire season.
The last team to beat Barca in La Liga was Malaga in La Rosaleda on April 8, 2017, while the last time Real Madrid beat them was over 12 months previous on April 2, 2016.
Lionel Messi and Luis Suarez will lead the line for Barcelona in an expected 4-4-2 formation, with Andres Iniesta set to star in his final Clasico.
Sergi Samper is the only player in the squad sidelined through injury, giving Valverde free reign to pick his strongest team.
For Real Madrid, Cristiano Ronaldo will be fit and raring to go, while Isco could return to the starting XI following injury.
Acraf Hakimi could start at right-back in the continued absence of Dani Carvajal who was injured in the first leg of their Champions League tie against Bayern Munch.