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Barcelona's defender Gerard Pique (C) and Barcelona's midfielder Sergio Busquets (L) vies with Real Madrid's Portuguese forward Cristiano Ronaldo (R) during the first leg of the Spanish Supercup football match FC Barcelona vs Real Madrid CF on August 23, 2012 at the Camp Nou stadium in Barcelona.
Barcelona's defender Gerard Pique (C) and Barcelona's midfielder Sergio Busquets (L) vies with Real Madrid's Portuguese forward Cristiano Ronaldo (R) during the first leg of the Spanish Supercup football match FC Barcelona vs Real Madrid CF on August 23, 2012 at the Camp Nou stadium in Barcelona.

Alex Song could go straight into Barcelona's squad to face Real Madrid in the Supercopa first leg on Thursday, after the midfielder completed his transfer from Arsenal.

Alexis Sanchez, Andres Iniesta and Gerard Pique are all pushing for starts, while David Villa is set to be named on the bench again, despite his return from an eight-month injury lay-off in Sunday's Liga victory over Real Sociedad.

Thiago Alcantara remains the Catalan side's only absentee as he continues his recovery from a tibia injury.

Real Madrid defender Pepe looks certain to miss the trip to Camp Nou after suffering a nasty collision with team-mate Iker Casillas during Sunday's 1-1 draw with Valencia, although the injury is not deemed to be serious.

Raul Albiol is expected to deputize for the Portugal international in defense, while Marcelo, Sami Khedira and Karim Benzema are all hoping to earn recalls to the starting XI.

Read the whole story at Goal.com

 
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