Interesting match between Real Madrid and Celta de Vigo.
Real Madrid Projected XI: Casillas, Carvajal, Varane, Ramos, Marcelo, Kroos, Illarramendi, Isco, James, Ronaldo, Chicharito.
Celta de Vigo Projected XI (To be Confirmed): Álvarez, Mallo, Cabral, Fontàs, Jonny, Fernández, Krohn-Dehli, Mina, Orellana, Nolito, Larrivey.
As expected, Carlo Ancelotti has decided to start Asier Illarramendi in Luka Modric's spot. The Croatian is out with an sprained knee and Ancelotti will have multiple chances to see who is the best replacement on his roster. Celta de Vigo will surely be a tough challenge for Real Madrid and that's why the coach will pay close attention to how Illarra performs.
After all, Real Madrid will be playing against Sevilla, Juventus (x2) and Valencia in the upcoming two weeks and that difficult schedule could very well define the 2014-2015 season for Los Blancos. Illarramendi and Lucas Silva will be fighting for one starting spot. Let the first round begin.