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Real Madrid Vs. Betis, Liga 2013 Match Thread: Diego López Starts

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Ancelotti made a surprising decision by starting Diego López in Real Madrid's first match of the Liga BBVA.

Scott Rovak-USA TODAY Sports

Let's get this season started:

Real Madrid Starting XI: Diego López, Carvajal, Pepe, Ramos, Marcelo, Khedira, Modric, Isco, Ronaldo, Özil and Benzema.

Real Betis Starting XI: Andersen, Chica, Perquis, Paulao, Nacho, Matilla, Nossa, Verdú, Juanfran, Cedrick and Molina

Will Ancelotti change his mind after this first match? There will be a lot of speculation around López's start in the Spanish press, that's for sure, but he didn't deserve to lose his spot after a good preseason. Casillas will have to wait.