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Benzema will not start against Juventus

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Karim Benzema rejoined the squad in this Sunday's training session, but given that Real Madrid visit Juventus as early as Tuesday, the French striker will not have enough time to get filly fit to start the match, according to COPE.

Carlo Ancelotti will not take any chances, just like he did with Gareth Bale against Sevilla. The Welsh attacker came on as a substitute and was able to make a big impact by assisting Cristiano Ronaldo on Real Madrid's third goal. Expect something similar with Benzema this Tuesday, meaning that Chicharito will likely get the chance to start in Benzema's spot.

However, the Mexican could also get dropped in order to make room for Bale. That way, Ancelotti would be able to start both James and Isco, moving Cristiano Ronaldo to the center of Real's offensive line.