Projected Lineups: Getafe – Real Madrid

Projected Lineups: Getafe – Real Madrid

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Real Madrid take on Getafe on Saturday hoping to extend their winning run in La Liga to seven victories in a row.

Zinedine Zidane will rest some of his usual starters after the big effort they made against Wolfsburg on Wednesday to qualify for the semifinals of the Champions League.

The French manager has left Sergio Ramos and Casemiro out of the squad. He will also miss Danilo, who is suspended for this match.

Thus, Raphael Varane is expected to feature in defence, pairing with Pepe at centre-back. Daniel Carvajal and Marcelo are expected to start as full-backs, although Zidane could also decide to rest them.

In midfield, James Rodriguez and Isco are the main candidates to replace Casemiro and accompany Toni Kroos and Luka Modric. No changes are expected in the forward line, as Zidane seems to rely on Gareth Bale, Karim Benzema and Cristiano Ronaldo whenever they are fit to play. Keylor Navas is expected to keep goal after resting last week against Eibar.

This is Real Madrid’s projected starting lineup: Navas; Carvajal, Pepe, Varane, Marcelo; Bale, Modric, Kroos, James Rodriguez; Benzema, Ronaldo.

This is Getafe’s projected starting eleven: Guaita; Suarez, Vigaray, Vergini, Pereira; Juan Rodriguez, Lacen; Leon, Victor Rodriguez, Sarabia; Vazquez.