Karim Benzema To Start El Clásico From the Bench

Denis Doyle

According to 'Marca', Ancelotti will use the French striker if needed.

Our projected Starting XI for Real Madrid is starting to make more sense now. According to 'Marca', Carlo Ancelotti will not start Karim Benzema in Saturday's Clásico against FC Barcelona. But the Italian coach will not start Morata neither. Therefore, Cristiano Ronaldo, Gareth Bale and Ángel Di María will play together in the offensive line.

Although Cristiano Ronaldo is not a pure striker, his pace combined with Di María and Bale's could harm Barcelona's defense a lot, and that's why Ancelotti is using that plan against Martino's squad.

Benzema is not playing well at the moment, but the French striker will wait for the right opportunity to get the Bernabéu's confidence back.

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