CONFIRMED LINEUPS: Real Madrid – Espanyol

CONFIRMED LINEUPS: Real Madrid – Espanyol

Real Madrid Espanyol match preview

Just like last week, the only doubt for Zinedine Zidane was whether to include James Rodriguez or Jese Rodriguez in the starting eleven to face Espanyol. The Frenchman has finally chosen the Colombia, as expected, who will feature in midfield alongside Luka Modric, Toni Kroos and Isco.

In defense, Sergio Ramos and Raphael Varane will be the centre-back pair, with Marcelo and Daniel Carvajal as full-backs.

As usual, Cristiano Ronaldo and Karim Benzema will feature up front and Keylor Navas remains the starting goalkeeper.

This will be Real Madrid’s starting eleven: Navas; Carvajal, Varane, Ramos, Marcelo; James Rodriguez, Modric, Kroos, Isco; Benzema, Ronaldo.

Meanwhile, Espanyol manager Galca will display the following lineup: Arla; Javi Lopez, Roco, Alvaro, Duarte; Diop, Sanchez; Perez, Jordan, Sevilla; Sylla.