In a crucial match for Los Blancos to keep their hopes in La Liga and take advantage of Barça's current defeat in Granada. Ancelotti has chosen a competitive lineup to try to beat Unión Deportiva Almería in Santiago Bernabéu.
Real Madrid's starting XI: Diego López; Nacho, Varane, Pepe, Coentrao; Illarramendi, Modric, Di María; Bale, Benzema, Isco.
UD Almería's starting XI: Esteban; Nelson, Torsiglieri, Hans, Mané; Verza, Corona, Tébar, Barbosa, Zongo; Rodri.
Sergio Ramos will not play due to a minor injury in his trapezius, although his participation in next Wednesday's Copa del Rey final against FC Barcelona should not be compromised. Carvajal will have a rest and so will Alonso, who is suspended by a yellow card accumulation. In fact, none of them will sit on the bench tonight, and our reserves will be Casillas, Casemiro, Morata, Lucas Vázquez, Omar Mascarell, William José and Llorente.
The game starts at 22:00 CET.