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La Liga, Real Madrid vs Villarreal: Projected lineups

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Real Madrid host Villarreal in what will be a tough match for Los Blancos to keep their 4-point lead to FC Barcelona.

Real Madrid Projected XI: Casillas; Marcelo, Pepe, Varane, Carvajal; Isco, Kroos, Lucas Silva; Ronaldo, Bale; Benzema

Villarreal CF Projected XI: Asenjo, Mario, Bailly, Dorado, Costa, Campbell, Trigueros, Marcos, Gómez, Dos Santos, Moreno.

Ancelotti is not planning to make any rotations whatsoever after his team enjoyed a full week of training sessions and rest. Bale and Varane were questionable when the week started, but both of them have recovered well from their physical problems.

Villarreal coach Marcelo García Toral will like rotate his players to keep the squad fresh. The Yellow Submarine played the return leg of the UEFA Europe League this Thursday, so Real Madrid should have a physical edge over Villarreal this Sunday. Expect Ancelotti's squad to make good use of this advantage and play with intensity throughout the whole match.