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CONFIRMED lineups: Real Madrid vs Espanyol, La Liga 2015

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Real Madrid Starting XI: Casillas, Arbeloa, Pepe, Varane, Coentrao, Kroos, Isco, James, Bale, Ronaldo, Benzema.

Espanyol Starting XI: Casilla, Arbilla, Colotto, Álvaro, Fuentes, Joan, Cañas, Víctor S., Montañés, S. García, Caicedo.

Ancelotti decides to start his best availble lineup for a game that Real Madrid must win to turn things around after a shaky start to this new 2015 year. La Liga is Real's top priority and Ancelotti is not thinking about Thursday's clash against Atlético de Madrid just yet. This squad is certainly capable of taking care of business against Espanyol, although the defensive line will need to be careful with Sergio García and Felipe Caicedo's physicality.

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