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Sevilla Vs Real Madrid, Liga BBVA 2013-2014: Official Lineups

This is indeed a decisive Liga BBVA match. Real Madrid can kiss the Liga good-bye if they drop points at the Sánchez Pizjuán

Gonzalo Arroyo Moreno

Sevilla Starting XI: Beto; Coke, Pareja, Fazio, Moreno; Iborra, M'Bia; Reyes, Rakitic, Marin, Bacca.

Real Madrid Starting XI: López, Carvajal, Pepe, Varane, Marcelo, Alonso, Modric, Illarramendi, Cristiano, Bale, Benzema.

Real Madrid's defensive line will need to take care of what it is a very dangerous Sevilla attack with Marin, Rakitic, Reyes and Colombian striker Carlos Bacca. Bacca is a very physical player who will likely match up with Raphäel Varane. We've all seen that the French defender doesn't like to play against that kind of player, so Ancelotti and the coaching staff will be hoping to see the old Varane back.

On the other hand, Rakitic will have more freedom due to M'Bia and Iborra's presence in the lineup. The Croatian playmaker is also very dangerous, so Alonso will need to step up to the challenge. Carvajal and Marcelo will also have their hands full against Marin and Reyes respectively. This is another big test for Carvajal.

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