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Official: Real Madrid starting lineup against Villarreal | La Liga

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Real Madrid will be looking to take advantage of more dropped points by Barcelona as they take on Villarreal at the Santiago Bernabeu tonight.

Carlo Ancelotti has opted to go for his best available lineup, with the exception of Aurelien Tchouameni, who returns to the bench after a while on the sidelines.

Familiar faces in central defence as David Alaba and Antonio Rudiger partner up at the base of the backline, guarding Andriy Lunin in goal.

Fran Garcia gives up his spot to Ferland Mendy, who starts at left back, while Lucaz Vazquez continues as the right-back in Dani Carvajal’s absence.

Toni Kroos will take over the role of the deepest midfielder in the pivot, with Federico Valverde alongside him. Luka Modric rounds off the trident on the left.

Jude Bellingham retains his spot as the attacking midfielder, playing behind a front-two of Rodrygo and Brahim Diaz.

Confirmed Madrid XI: Lunin; Vazquez, Rudiger, Alaba, Mendy; Valverde, Kroos, Modric; Bellingham; Brahim, Rodrygo

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Official: Real Madrid announce starting lineup to face Real Betis

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Real Madrid will sign off on their successful La Liga campaign today with a fixture against Real Betis at the Santiago Bernabeu.

The game, being seen as a final preparation for the UEFA Champions League final against Borussia Dortmund, sees manager Carlo Ancelotti field his strongest possible lineup.

All eyes will obviously be on the retiring Toni Kroos, who bids goodbye to the Bernabeu in what will be his final home game as a Real Madrid player.

The German international starts in the centre of the park alongside Federico Valverde, while Eduardo Camavinga slots in as the No. 6.

Meanwhile, Real Madrid captain, Nacho Fernandez, also starts in what could be his last game at the Bernabeu as well.

Nacho pairs up with Antonio Rudiger in defence, flanked by the full-back pairing of Dani Carvajal and Ferland Mendy. Thibaut Courtois starts in goal ahead of Andriy Lunin and Kepa Arrizabalaga.

Up front, Vinicius Jr. starts in attack, partnering up with Rodrygo Goes. Top scorer Jude Bellingham occupies the attacking midfield role for Real Madrid.

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