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CONFIRMED lineups: Real Madrid vs Rayo, La Liga 2015-16

Lineups are out.

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Real Madrid and Rayo published their official lineups for the match kicking-off in a bit.

Real Madrid Starting XI: Navas, Danilo, Pepe, Ramos, Marcelo, Kroos, Modric, James, Bale, Benzema, Ronaldo.

Rayo Starting XI: Yoel, Tito, Zé Castro, Amaya, Nacho, Baena, Trashorras, Jozabed, Lass, Pablo Hernández and Javi Guerra.

As expected, Benítez has decided to start his trademark team against Rayo. This Starting XI should be good enough to beat Jémez's side comfortably, although Rayo will surely apply a lot of pressure in the midfield to try to recover the ball and create chances off turnovers.

Real Madrid lost 1-0 against Villarreal last week and that's why they desperately need to earn the three points today. Kroos returns to the Starting XI after two straight matches on the bench in favor of Casemiro. James, Bale, Benzema and Ronaldo will try to bounce back and complete a good performance against Rayo today, especially James and Bale, who have been underperforming lately. Expect Real to win.

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