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CONFIRMED lineups: Celta de Vigo vs Real Madrid, La Liga

Lineups are out

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Real Madrid take on Celta in a game that could be crucial in the race for the Liga BBVA title. Benítez and his men are still unbeaten since the season started and they will try to remain that way after the game, although Celta beat Barcelona comfortably a month ago.

Celta Vigo Starting XI: Sergio; Hugo Mallo, Sergi Gómez, Cabral, Jonny, Augusto, Wass, Hernández, Orellana, Nolito and Aspas.

Real Madrid Starting XI: Navas; Danilo, Varane, Ramos, Marcelo; Kroos, Casemiro, Modric; Cristiano, Jesé, Vázquez.

Rafa Benítez has decided to keep Isco on the bench and start both Jesé and Lucas Vázquez. As expected, Casemiro starts alongside Toni Kroos and Modric and that alone should improve Real's defensive presence. It will be very important to contain Celta's attacking efforts and intensity because they have been preparing this game for an entire week while Madrid visited PSG last Wednesday.

Kovacic, Cheryshev and Isco will be able to change the course of the game off the bench if needed.

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