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Real Madrid promises three strikers

  • AFP, Friday, December 9, 2011 3:36 PM

Real Madrid has been criticized for a conservative approach in its previous clashes with archrival Barcelona under Coach Jose Mourinho.

Mourinho did not attend the pre-Clasico press conference on Friday, but assistant coach Aitor Karanka said Real would field three strikers in an aggressive 4-3-3 formation for the first clasico of the season (Saturday 4 pm ET on GolTV and ESPN3).

Karanka said that Real will play prolific Portuguese goalscorer Cristiano Ronaldo up front alongside Angel di Maria and either Gonzalo Higuain or Karim Benzema.

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