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Official: Real Madrid starting lineup against Celta Vigo



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Real Madrid have made the trip to Balaidos to take on Celta Vigo for matchday 2 of La Liga. After opening the season with a 1-2 win over Almeria, Los Blancos will be hoping for a much smoother matchday experience.

Thibaut Courtois starts in goal, hoping to maintain his first clean sheet of the season, and is guarded by Eder Militao and David Alaba in the heart of the defence. Daniel Carvajal takes his place on the right of the back-four, with Ferland Mendy on the opposite side.

With Casemiro off to Manchester United, Aurelien Tchouameni comes in at defensive midfield, flanked by Eduardo Camavinga and Luka Modric on either side of the midfield trident.

The attack features a trio, as well. Karim Benzema spearheads the team, hoping to open his account for the season. He got an accidental assist against Almeria, but his performance was far from ideal.

Federico Valverde starts on the right-wing, as he has so often this season. Vinicius Jr rounds off the starting lineup on the left side.

Vinicius · Benzema · Valverde
Camavinga · Tchouameni · Modric
Mendy · Alaba · Militao · Carvajal

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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.


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.


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.


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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