Let's be clear: Real Madrid should beat Levante quite comfortably even with all the injured players that will miss the match for Los Blancos. Luka Modric, Sergio Ramos, Pepe, James Rodríguez, Carvajal and Karim Benzema are all out of this one but Benítez will surely find a competitive starting XI capable of dominating Levante at the Santiago Bernabéu.
It will be interesting to see who starts alongside Gareth Bale and Cristiano Ronaldo upfront. Jesé's agent complained about the player's lack of minutes this season and it seems that this could be a very good chance for the young attacker to prove his worth. Isco, Kovacic and Kroos will most likely start in the midfield knowing that Levante will not be much of a threat on defense, so Casemiro's physical presence should not be needed.
Danilo is set to return to the starting lineup while Nacho and Varane will start in the center of Real Madrid's defensive line.
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Date & Time: Saturday, October 17 (16:00 local time, 10:00 EST).
Venue: Estadio Santiago Bernabéu, Madrid, Spain.
Projected Real Madrid XI: Navas, Danilo, Varane, Nacho, Marcelo, Kroos, Kovacic, Isco, Bale, Ronaldo, Jesé.
Players to watch: Bale, Ronaldo, Jesé.
TV Information: BeIN Sports (United States), SuperSport 7 Africa (Kenya), Canal+ Liga (Spain), Others.
Stream information: BeIN Sports Connect (United States), Others.