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BREAKING: Iker Casillas will be benched against Elche

Keylor Navas will start, according to Marca.

Denis Doyle

Breaking news from Marca. According to the Spanish website, Iker Casillas will start on the bench against Elche. Carlo Ancelotti has decided to give the Costa Rican a chance to defend Real Madrid's goal after Casillas kicked-off the season as the starter.

The team struggled while defending set pieces and that could be the main reason behind Ancelotti's decision to give Navas a chance. Navas was signed this summer for €10 million and most of the fans expected him to be Real Madrid's goalkeeper after his brilliant World Cup and Casillas' struggles in that same competition. Casillas was whistled during the Madrid Derby which Real Madrid lost 1-2 against Atlético.

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