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Projected lineups: PSG vs Real Madrid, UEFA Champions League 2015-16

Who will make the starting XI without Bale and Benzema?

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Rafa Benítez has to answer some questions for tonight. Real Madrid will have to play without Gareth Bale and Karim Benzema and while it seems that Ronaldo and Isco will surely play upfront, it's very hard to predict those two spots in Real Madrid's lineup. Benítez could decide to start both Kovacic and Casemiro alongside the Modric-Kroos duo to improve the midfield, but that would certainly make PSG's life a lot easier. It would seem reasonable to start Jesé upfront after his good performance against Levante last Saturday.

PSG Projected XI: Sirigu, Aurier, Silva, Marquinhos, Maxwell, Motta, Verratti, Matuidi, Di María, Cavani, Ibrahimovic.

Real Madrid Projected XI: Navas, Danilo, Varane, Ramos, Marcelo, Casemiro, Kroos, Modric, Isco, Jesé, Ronaldo.

This lineup has the more balance and it would keep Kovacic on the bench just to bring the Croatian in if needed. Remember that Ramos and Modric will be back for Real Madrid tonight.

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