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Real Madrid vs Fiorentina: Keylor, Khedira and Di María start

Costa Rican keeper Keylor Navas will have a chance to prove his value against Fiorentina. Khedira and Di María start the match as well.

Clive Mason

To see Di María and Khedira starting this match is probably a confirmation that both of them are leaving Real Madrid this summer. Carlo Ancelotti has decided to keep almost each one of his starters on the bench, other than James and Cristiano Ronaldo. Real Madrid will play the Spanish Supercup next Tuesday and the Italian coach might want to keep Kroos, Benzema, Bale, Pepe, Ramos and company fresh for that challenge.

Real Madrid Starting XI: Keylor Navas, Arbeloa, Nacho, Varane, Marcelo, Alonso, Illarramendi, Khedira, James, Cristiano Ronaldo, Di María.

James will likely play as Real Madrid's false striker to see if he's capable of replacing Karim Benzema whenever the French striker gets injured. The Colombian attacker has the quality to do so, and he should be more comfortable in that position than in the center midfield. One way or another, Real Madrid's main goal is to avoid serious injuries ahead of the Bernabéu derby against Atlético.

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