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Real Madrid's projected lineup against FC Basel

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With Sami Khedira out with a bruised hip, Carlo Ancelotti might use this game to give Asier Illarramendi some meaningful minutes, although the Italian coach could also keep him on the bench in order for the Isco-Kroos midfield duo to gel. Pepe missed Ancelotti's squad list as well, which means that Raphaël Varane will start the match alongside Sergio Ramos. Upfront, Real's coach confirmed that there will be no rotations. So, let's BBC.

Real Madrid's Projected XI: Casillas, Arbeloa, Varane, Ramos, Marcelo, Kroos, Isco, James, Bale, Ronaldo, Benzema.

Real Madrid are looking to clinch the first spot in the Champions League group with a win, but Saturday's match in Málaga should also be taken seriously. Remember that FC Barcelona only managed to get a 0-0 draw there.

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