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Real Madrid vs Valencia, 2015 La Liga: Projected lineups

Where will Ramos play? Will Ancelotti rotate his squad?

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This is the third of the four crucial matches Real Madrid will face over the last 10 days. Having beaten Sevilla away and lost against Juventus in Turin, Los Blancos hope to gain some momentum ahead of the decisive return leg of the Champions League Semifinals. Ancelotti did not want to announce his starting XI, but he did say that he will rotate his squad much.

Real Madrid Projected Starting XI: Iker Casillas, Dani Carvajal, Pepe, Sergio Ramos, Marcelo, Toni Kroos, Asier Illarramendi, James Rodríguez, Gareth Bale, Cristiano Ronaldo, Chicharito Hernández.

Valencia Projected Starting XI: Diego Alves, Antonio Barragán Shkodran Mustafi, Nicolás Otamendi, José Gayà, Javi Fuego, Dani Parejo, André Gomes, Sofiane Feghouli, Pablo Piatti, Paco Alcácer.

Ancelotti might as well give some rest to his full-backs. If that happens, Arbeloa and Coentrao will be starting. The Italian coach will also be looking forward to see what Benzema can offer after the French striker recovered from his knee injury, so expect some minutes for him during the second half too.

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