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CONFIRMED lineups: Real Madrid vs Roma, Pre-season 2015

Benítez mixes teams.

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Real Madrid Starting XI: Navas; Carvajal, Ramos, Varane, Marcelo; Illarramendi, Modric; Odegaard, CR7; Jesé y Bale

Rafa Benítez has decided to mix his teams, although Gareth Bale and Cristiano Ronaldo will start together. Players like Karim Benzema, Danilo, Isco or Toni Kroos will come on during the second half.

This is a good chance for Martin Ødegaard. Will he be able to keep up with the rhythm of his teammates? The Norwegian sensation will surely be happy about starting with Cristiano Ronaldo and Bale to maximize his playmaking skills.

Most fans will also pay a lot of attention to  Keylor Navas, Illarramendi and Jesé, three players that will want to earn an important place in next season's squad.

All in all, an interesting squad the one picked up by Benítez. It seems that Real Madrid will play under a 4-2-3-1 formation with Illarramendi and Modric in the middle and Ødegaard behind the striker or in the right wing. Will Bale have freedom?

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