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Official: Real Madrid starting lineup against Almeria

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As Real Madrid look to bounce back from their disheartening 4-2 defeat at the hands of Girona, manager Carlo Ancelotti has revealed the starting lineup that will take the field against UD Almeria at the Santiago Bernabeu in a couple of hours.

As expected, the returning superstar duo of Karim Benzema and Thibaut Courtois reclaim their spots in the Real Madrid lineup. The former was absent against Girona due to a knock while the latter missed the match due to gastroenteritis, but both are back and starting.

With Luka Modric out injured for two weeks, Dani Ceballos gets the nod in the middle of the park for the Merengues, after missing the last game due to suspension.

The Spaniard is paired up with Aurelien Tchouameni and Toni Kroos, with Federico Valverde getting a rest.

As for the backline, Eder Militao and Antonio Rudiger continue to pair up at the heart of the defence in the continued absence of David Alaba. Meanwhile, Lucas Vazquez gets a run-out at right-back while Eduardo Camavinga features on the opposite side.

Rodrygo Goes and Vinicius Jr accompany Benzema in the Real Madrid attacking unit.

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Brahim, Tchouameni start in a 4-3-1-2: How Real Madrid could lineup against Sevilla

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Real Madrid are set to play hosts to Sevilla this evening, in what could prove to be a critical match in the context of the title race.

Although Los Blancos hold a formidable lead at the top of the table, the club are coming on the back of a disappointing result against Rayo Vallecano.

Dropping more points against Sevilla tonight could prove to be costly, especially with Barcelona and Girona breathing down their necks.

Potential Real Madrid lineup vs Sevilla

As Real Madrid approach this crucial game, coach Carlo Ancelotti has to make several arrangements, especially with so many players ruled out either due to injury or suspension.

Defence

Starting from the goalkeeper position, Thibaut Courtois remains out, which means Andriy Lunin should continue in between the sticks, ahead of the unhappy Kepa Arrizabalaga.

In the right-back position, Ancelotti is likely to opt for Lucas Vazquez, as Dani Carvajal is suspended after picking up two yellow cards in the last game.

On a bright note, though, Antonio Rudiger is back and should return to central defence. He will be accompanied by Nacho Fernandez at the heart of Real Madrid’s four-man backline.

Rudiger to return after a brief spell on the sidelines (Photo by PIERRE-PHILIPPE MARCOU/AFP via Getty Images)

Elsewhere in defence, Ferland Mendy should continue to start ahead of Fran Garcia in the left-back position.

Midfield

Moving into midfield, Eduardo Camavinga has been ruled out due to suspension. However, Ancelotti does have a myriad of options in the middle of the park.

Aurelien Tchouameni should continue to operate in the number six position, just behind the two interior midfielders Toni Kroos and Federico Valverde.

Luka Modric is an option on the bench, should Ancelotti require more experience in the middle.

Attack

As for the attack, the Real Madrid frontline should be led by Brahim Diaz once again, even though he faces fierce competition from Joselu.

Vinicius Junior and Rodrygo, on the other hand, are guaranteed choices in the wide attacking spaces, though Ancelotti does have Arda Guler and Alvaro Rodriguez as potential alternatives.

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