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CONFIRMED lineups: Real Madrid vs Deportivo, La Liga 2015

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Real Madrid Projected Starting XI: Casillas, Arbeloa, Varane, Nacho, Marcelo, Kroos, Illarramendi, Isco, Bale, Ronaldo, Benzema.

Deportivo Projected Starting XI: Fabricio; Laure, Manuel Pablo, Lopo, Luisinho; Bergantiños, Borges, Cuenca, Lucas, Cavaleiro and O. Riera.

No surprises in Ancelotti's squad selection. As the Italian coach announced during Friday's pre-match press conference, Álvaro Arbeloa is starting the game in Dani Carvajal's spot. Asier Illarramendi is replacing Sami Khedira as well, while Varane and Nacho take Pepe and Ramos' spots.

It will be important for Real Madrid to win this game in a convincing manner, considering that the Santiago Bernabéu crowd will likely whistle their players before the match kicks-off. If Los Blancos struggle early during the game, the atmosphere will be strange, that's why Real Madrid have to go after a big lead by half-time, in order to enjoy a more comfortable game against a Deportivo de la Coruña side who are fighting to avoid relegation.

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