Zinedine Zidane’s only doubt for tonight’s game against Roma was whether to include Marcelo or Danilo in the lineup, since the left-back has recently recovered from an injury and is not 100% fit.
The Frenchman has finally chosen Marcelo, who will feature in defence alongside Sergio Ramos, Raphael Varane and Daniel Carvajal.
Isco will return to the starting eleven after sitting on the bench against Athletic Bilbao. Zidane wanted the Spaniard to rest ahead of the last-16 round of the Champions League, so he should have an important role in this match.
As usual, James Rodriguez has been chosen to replace injured Gareth Bale. Thus, the midfield line will be formed by Isco, Toni Kroos, Luka Modric and James. Cristiano Ronaldo and Karim Benzema will be the key men in attack.
This will be Real Madrid’s starting eleven to face Roma: Navas; Carvajal, Varane, Ramos, Marcelo; James Rodriguez, Modric, Kroos, Isco; Benzema, Ronaldo.
Meanwhile, Roma had the major doubt of Daniele de Rossi, who has just recovered from an injury and didn’t have a spot in the starting eleven guaranteed. Luciano Spalleti has finally decided not to include him.
This will be Roma’s starting eleven: Szczesny; Szszesny; Florenzi, Manolas, Rudiger, Digne; Pjanic, Vainqueur; Salah, Nainggolan, El Sharaawy; Perotti.
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