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BREAKING: Karim Benzema set to start for Real Madrid against Juventus

The latest rumors from the Bernabéu indicate that the French will be starting.

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Although there aren't official lineups released just yet, the latest rumors around the Santiago Bernabéu's press box have Karim Benzema starting over Chicharito for Real Madrid.

Official confirmation for this will come whenever Real Madrid release the official Starting XI, close to 19:45 CET. Benzema is "100% ready to play and start" according to Carlo Ancelotti but the Italian coach said he had some questions over whether it would be good to give him the nod over Chicharito considering that the French is not in the best physical condition after missing the last month with a sprained knee.

One way or another, whoever stays on the bench as a striker will likely feature in this game, no matter what the score is. Real Madrid need to beat Juventus in order to advance to the Champions League Final.

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