Daily News Summary: El Clasico squads announced; Liverpool & Arsenal share dramatic draw

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TOP HEADLINES

Real Madrid announce their 19-man squad for El Clasico clash against 

Barca

@Saangam: El Classico. We all are blessed to witness, The biggest game 

ever

@RBrocks: feeling good to see bale and cr7 in the list

Barcelona announce their 18-man squad for El Clasico clash against 

Real Madrid

@AdiD: So finally Dembele isn’t there. Sad not to see Umtiti He keeps 

Ronaldo in his pocket.

@nitcdenrt: we stand as one Barcelona and rise together.we behind u guys

 all the way

Arsenal 3-3 Liverpool: A point apiece in a six-goal thriller with 6 

different scorers

Roberto Firmino’s late equaliser earned Liverpool a point in a thrilling 3-3 

draw against Arsenal, after the hosts had come from 2-0 down to lead 3-2 

at the Emirates on Friday Night Football.

@BananaSlug-10: Wow… i can’t believe it. I thought Liverpool had the win 

for sure, after dominating the first half. Arsenal managed to come from 2-0 

down to 3-2 up in less than 5 minutes, that’s extraordinary! 

They’ve scored 3 goals in less than 5 minutes twice this month now. 

Fantastic comeback for Arsenal, but Liverpool were rather sloppy in the 

second half. Good luck next time, what a thriller!

@Mali3699101: Tonight from Arsenal side a game lasts only 5 minutes.

THESE THINGS HAPPEN

Stones and David Silva return to Manchester City training

John Stones and David Silva returned to Manchester City training ahead of 

Saturday’s trip to Bournemouth.

1,700 security personnel will oversee safety of El Clasico

Up to 1,700 members of various security forces will attempt to ensure that 

El Clasico passes off without incident on Saturday.

Manchester United sent staff to Paul Pogba’s house to get the £89m 

midfielder out of bed

Manchester United had to send staff to Paul Pogba’s house to get the club’s

 £89million record signing out of bed, Sportsmail can reveal.

WHAT THEY SAY

Cristiano Ronaldo is fit for Saturday’s El Clasico against Barcelona, 

Zidane has confirmed

An unwavering focus on El Clasico is what Zinedine Zidane is demanding 

from Cristiano Ronaldo and the rest of the Real Madrid squad as the club 

look to steal back some ground in the title race.

@Crisofiso: Thank God that CR7 is fit to play at least, a 50 percent ronaldo 

is still dangerous, his presence is far better than his absence.

Valverde insists Barca Clasico win will not settle LaLiga

Victory at the Bernabeu would leave Barcelona 14 points better off than 

Real Madrid but Ernesto Valverde is not counting on LaLiga glory.

Klopp refuses to blame Mignolet after his mistake for Xhaka’s goal

Jurgen Klopp refused to blame Simon Mignolet as the keeper’s howler 

contributed to Liverpool’s capitulation during Friday night’s Christmas 

cracker at the Emirates.

Wenger remains coy on Ozil’s future after Liverpool draw

The Arsenal boss backed off of any talk of his star midfielder’s future when 

asked about it after a thrilling draw with Liverpool

Pep Guardiola: Barcelona are arriving at the Clasico better than 

Madrid

“In terms of points there’s a big distance. Until now, Barcelona have been 

better than Real Madrid.”

Asensio: Zidane knows he can count on me

It’s become especially clear in 2017 that Marco Asensio is one of world 

football’s rising stars and the 21-year-old has stressed that he is committed

 to Zinedine Zidane’s project, even if he isn’t always a starter.

Barcelona doors open for Coutinho, says Rakitic

The Brazil international is top of the Catalan side’s list of transfer targets 

and the Croatian midfielder says he would be more than welcome

Buffon: ‘Regret for the rest of my life’

Gigi Buffon will “regret Italy missing the 2018 World Cup for the rest of my 

life” and will only “probably” retire this summer.

Carles Puyol: If Barca win, it will be tough for Madrid to come back

Carles Puyol does not think Barcelona will end the league if they beat Real 

Madrid on Saturday because “there are other teams, Atletico are there and 

must be respected” but said that Los Blancos “will find it hard to get back in 

it, it will be a large gap, but a virtue that Madrid have is never laying down 

their arms.”

TRANSFER UPDATES

Neymar to Real Madrid is “impossible,” says Al-Khelaifi

Paris Saint-Germain chief Nasser Al-Khelaifi has dismissed speculation that

 ex-Barcelona star Neymar could depart the Parc des Princes for Real 

Madrid.

Darmian and Blind are closer to Serie A transfers after Man United 

dropped them

Matteo Darmian and Daley Blind are closer to Serie A transfers after 

Manchester United dropped them from the squad.

Barcelona hold key meeting to finalise strategy for January transfer 

window

There’s no better time than the days before a Clasico to have a meeting in 

secret at Barcelona to decide on a final strategy for the January transfer 

window.

IN-DEPTH ANALYSIS

Aguero unhappy with life under Guardiola at Man City

It took a personal intervention from Blues chairman Khaldoon Al Mubarak 

to resolve the same issue earlier this year, but the striker is unhappy again

Pep Guardiola: The man who buys success wherever he goes

The 11-point lead at the top of the Premier League table does not tell the full story. You have to listen to Pep Guardiola’s players to see what he brings, manhandling and yelling at them until they see the light.

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