Real Madrid XI
With Real Madrid’s main man, Benzema missing this evening through injury, the goalscoring responsibility falls on his Vinicius’ shoulders. The Brazilian has made four goal contributions in his last five matches, but will be without his strike partner this evening. 21-year-old Rodrygo has stepped up in Benzema’s place, and is likely to fit in alongside Vinicius up front in a 4-4-2 formation, unless Valverde will join the pair in a front three.
There is no place in the lineup for Asensio, Isco, Jovic or Hazard, who can all provide firepower from the bench. Bale is not in the squad this evening.
Courtois, Carvajal, Militao, Alaba, Nacho, Kroos, Modric, Casemeiro, Valverde, Viniscius, Rodrygo