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Real Madrid aiming for a record

Carlo Ancelotti's Real Madrid are closing in on a club record as they prepare to take on struggling Granada looking to make it 11 successive victories in all competitions.

If, as expected, Madrid do beat a Granada team that have taken just one point from their last five games, Ancelotti's men would move to within four wins of equalling a record that has only been achieved twice in the Spanish giants' storied history.

Miguel Munoz's side first set the mark of 15 consecutive wins back in the 1960/61 season before Jose Mourinho's team matched it during the 2011/12 campaign.

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Boss Enrique confirms Luis Suarez will make Barcelona debut in El Clasico

Luis Suarez
Luis Suarez has yet to make his competitive debut for Barcelona. Credit: PA

Barcelona manager Luis Enrique has confirmed that Luis Suarez will make his Barca debut during El Clasico at the Bernabeu on Saturday.

Suarez's return from his four-month ban for biting Giorgio Chiellini at last summer's World Cup adds spice to the classic 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.

Enrique 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 on Saturday.

"Today I cannot play this game but you will have assurance he will play minutes," he told Spanish media at his pre-match press conference. "How many? I do not know.

"It's an important occasion for him and he will have minutes."

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