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Sunday 20 August 2017

Head coach Luis Enrique has confirmed that Luis Suarez will make his Barcelona debut during El Clasico at the Santiago Bernabeu tonight.

Head coach Luis Enrique has confirmed that Luis Suarez will make his Barcelona debut during El Clasico at the Santiago Bernabeu tonight.

The clash between Barca and Real Madrid has always been the biggest event on the Primera Division calendar but Suarez's return from his four-month ban for biting Giorgio Chiellini at last summer's World Cup adds extra spice to an already highly-anticipated encounter.

The manager now has a decision to make as to whether he starts his marquee signing on the bench or goes with a three-pronged attack with Suarez, Neymar and Lionel Messi.

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The head coach is highly unlikely to split the Argentinian and the Brazilian, who have scored 13 goals between them in the last five games but he has revealed that Suarez will definitely feature in some capacity.

"Today I cannot play this game but you will have assurance he will play minutes," he said. "How many? I do not know."

Opposite number Carlo Ancelotti insisted that the presence of Suarez would not change his approach, but he feels the Uruguayan will be a welcome addition to the Primera Division.

He said. "He's a fantastic player, he has scored a lot of goals but that doesn't change our tactics of the game with Suarez or without Suarez.

"I think that for football it is good news that Suarez can play in the Spanish league."

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