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27th Oct 2018

Name the starting XIs from the last El Clasico without Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi

It's been 11 years since neither man featured in the biggest fixture in La Liga

Darragh Murphy

23 December 2007.

It’s been almost 11 years since an El Clasico took place with neither Cristiano Ronaldo nor Lionel Messi on the pitch.

It’s going to happen again this weekend as Ronaldo has ventured to Serie A and Messi has picked up an arm injury.

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La Liga’s showcase fixture always makes for a fascinating watch but there’s no doubting that it won’t quite have the same lustre now that it’s not a battle between two of the greatest players of all time.

We want you cast your minds back to December 2007 and see how many players from the starting XIs you can remember.

We’ve given you the nationalities as a hint because we’re sound like that.

Best of luck and let us know how you get on.

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