Real Madrid – San Lorenzo match preview: Los Blancos seek first Club...

Real Madrid – San Lorenzo match preview: Los Blancos seek first Club World Cup title

Real Madrid San Lorenzo World Cup Final preview

Real Madrid will look to conquer their first Club World Cup as they face San Lorenzo de Almagro at Marrakesh on Saturday.

Los Blancos have won 21 straight games in all competitions and are favourites to make it 22 and lift the trophy.

The main doubt for Carlo Ancelotti is whether Colombian James Rodriguez is fit to play or not, after spending two weeks on the sidelines due to a muscle injury.

With Luka Modric and Sami Khedira still recovering from injuries, there have been rumours of Jese Rodriguez earning a spot in the starting eleven, although Ancelotti will most likely line-up Asier Illarramendi one more time if James isn’t fit.

Sergio Ramos is expected to feature despite leaving the field injured in the semi-final against Cruz Azul.

It will be a special match for captain Iker Casillas, who is set to make his 700th appearance for Real Madrid. The goalkeeper is in great shape at the moment, having saved two penalties in the last week.

South America champions San Lorenzo come into the game hoping to upset the Champions League winners. They will have the support of 5.000 Argentinians who have made the trip to Morocco.

Possible line-ups:

Real Madrid: Casillas; Carvajal, Pepe, Ramos, Marcelo; Bale, Illarramendi, Kroos, Isco; Benzema, Ronaldo.

San Lorenzo: Torrico; Buffarini, Kannemann, Yepes, Mas; Ortigoza, Veron, Mercier, Kalinski; Barrientos, Cauteruccio.