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Report: Chicharito has the edge to start over Benzema against Juventus

The Mexican could be in the Starting XI.

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Even though Carlo Ancelotti confirmed that Benzema is "100% ready to play and start" against Juventus, Chicharito Hernández apparently has better odds of making it into the Starting XI, according to Cadena COPE's Miguel Ángel Díaz.

Ancelotti admitted that he is a bit "concerned" about whether Benzema could make a big impact as a starter or not, given that he's been out for a month.

That's my only concern, I'm still thinking about whether it would be better to introduce him late in the game when they will be more tired...

Either way, Benzema will feature in this game, that's for certain. The French player is crucial in Real's offensive system and "makes his teammates better", according to Ancelotti. It will be interesting to see what Carlo decides.

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