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Official: Real Madrid starting lineup against Valencia



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After Barcelona’s win against Real Betis yesterday, the onus is on Real Madrid to close the gap down from eight to five as they take on Valencia at the Santiago Bernabeu. Los Blancos could not break the deadlock against Real Sociedad, and will be hoping for much better finishing today.

Eduardo Camavinga has been given the keys at left-back given the terrible injury situation in defence. The midfielder will be partnering Nacho, who starts as the right-back.

Antonio Rudiger and Eder Militao will be hoping to make up for David Alaba’s absence again as they screen Thibaut Courtois.

Luka Modric returns to the starting lineup in midfield, headlining it alongside the in-form Dani Ceballos. Toni Kroos starts as the base, while Aurelien Tchouameni has been rested despite being back from injury.

Wearing the captain’s armband, Karim Benzema will be looking to score his 10th goal of the league campaign, while Vinicius Jr and Marco Asensio try to supply him from the left and right wing, respectively.

Official Madrid XI: Courtois; Nacho, Militao, Rudiger, Camavinga; Modric, Kroos, Ceballos; Asensio, Benzema, Vinicius

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Official: Real Madrid starting lineup against Elche



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The Santiago Bernabeu is ready for the first time in a fortnight as Real Madrid are set to host relegation-threatened Real Valladolid for gameweek 27 of La Liga. The gap between them and Barcelona was increased to 15 yesternight, and los blancos will be looking to cut it down to 12 to scarce the tiniest bit of hope of defending their league crown.

Carlo Ancelotti has opted to use a highly attacking starting lineup for the clash, with Karim Benzema spearheading the front-three. He is flanked by Marco Asensio on the right while Vinicius Jr retains his place on the left.

Rodrygo also gets the nod to start, probably as an attacking midfielder in what looks like a 4-2-3-1.

Aurelien Tchouameni has been given the nod in midfield, with Toni Kroos forming the double pivot alongside him.

With Antonio Rudiger, Ferland Mendy, and Nacho out injured, Eduardo Camavinga gets the license to start as the left-back, while Lucas Vazquez flanks the defence from the right. The usual suspects — Eder Militao and David Alaba — start in central defence.

Thibaut Courtois was a doubt heading into this game, but has been given the medical greenlight to take his place as the goalkeeper.

Madrid XI: Courtois; Vazquez, Militao, Alaba, Camavinga; Tchouameni, Kroos; Asensio, Rodrygo, Vinicius; Benzema

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