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CONFIRMED lineups: Athletic Bilbao vs Real Madrid

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Athletic Bilbao Starting XI: Iraizoz; Iraola, Balenziaga, Etxeita, Gurpegui, Beñat, Mikel Rico, De Marcos, Muniain; Aduriz, Williams.

Real Madrid Starting XI: Casillas, Carvajal, Pepe, Varane, Marcelo, Kroos, Illarramendi, Isco, Bale, Cristiano Ronaldo, Benzema.

Carlo Ancelotti decides to start Asier Illarramendi in what will surely be a physical match in Bilbao. This will be a good chance for the Basque midfielder to show what he can do in this Real Madrid roster, although competition for a spot will be very tough once Madrid makes his return to the team this Tuesday.

Other than that, Real Madrid's XI is quite familiar, with the BBC playing upfront. It will be interesting to see if Ancelotti rotates his squad against Schalke, considering that the 0-2 lead on aggregate is already a fairly decent advantage that should not be wasted unless something shocking happens.

Must-win game for Real Madrid, who look to bounce back from their disappointing 1-1 performance against Villarreal.

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