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CONFIRMED lineups: Real Madrid vs PSG, Champions League

Crucial match for Real Madrid.

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The expected lineups for both teams.

PSG Starting XI: Trapp; Aurier, Silva, Luiz, Maxwell; Motta, Verratti, Matuidi; Di Maria, Ibrahimovic, Cavani.

Real Madrid Starting XI: Navas; Danilo, Ramos, Varane, Marcelo; Modric, Kroos, Casemiro; Isco, Jese and Cristiano.

Benítez has decided to start Casemiro in the midfield alongside Toni Kroos and Modric, something that will allow those two midfielders to break free and make some plays for their teammates. Isco and Jesé start upfront in Bale and James' spots, and this is a very good chance for both players to prove their worth and compete for a starting spot once Bale and James make their permanent return to the lineup.

Real Madrid will need to be careful with PSG's attackers. Ángel Di María, Edinson Cavani and Zlatan Ibrahimovic are very dangerous players so Ramos will need to deliver his A game if Real want to keep a clean sheet against the French side.

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