Projected Lineups: Real Sociedad – Real Madrid

Projected Lineups: Real Sociedad – Real Madrid


Zinedine Zidane will rest some of his regular starters ahead of the return leg of the Champions League semifinals against Manchester City.

The French manager is expected to rotate Daniel Carvajal and Pepe in defence, who could be replaced by Danilo and Raphael Varane.

In midfield, Casemiro and Toni Kroos could also rest, meaning that Isco, James Rodriguez or Mateo Kovacic could have a chance to start.

Zidane will miss Cristiano Ronaldo and Karim Benzema through injury. Lucas Vazquez and Jese Rodriguez are expected to replace them, featuring alongside Gareth Bale in the forward line.

This is Real Madrid’s projected lineup: Navas; Danilo, Ramos, Varane, Marcelo; James, Isco, Modric; Vazquez, Jese, Bale

This is Real Sociedad’s projected lineup: Rulli; Zaldua, Elustondo, M. González, Yuri; Illarramendi, Reyes, Bergara; Oyarzabal, Jonathas, Zurutuza