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Carvajal and Bale could play against Sevilla

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Those two players might recover in time for the crucial match this Sunday.

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It's never easy to play in Sevilla's Sánchez Pizjuán. The Andalusian side did not start the season very well but managed to beat FC Barcelona when Messi and Co. visisted Sevilla weeks ago. Knowing that, Dani Carvajal and Gareth Bale are working very hard to recover in time for Sunday's match and help their teammates in what could be a crucial match in the race for La Liga considering that the next game will be El Clásico.

Carvajal could step in and replace the injured Marcelo on the left side of the defense if Benítez doesn't feel sure about Nacho's quality.

How important would it be to reach that game playing with confidence and ahead of Barça in the table? That's why earning the three points in Sevilla could be a big factor.

James Rodríguez might also be set to make his return to the starting XI after making the bench last Tuesday. The Colombian has been out for a while but Real Madrid could need his playmaking skills through the right wing knowing that Isco is not playing very well at the moment.