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Malmo vs Real Madrid: Projected lineups

Rotations? Do not expect them.

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Real Madrid will face Atlético de Madrid in the crucial Madrid Derby next Sunday, but Los Blancos are not expected to make any rotations for tonight's meeting with Malmo.

Malmo Starting XI: Wiland, Tinnerholm, Bengtsson, Árnason, Carvalho, Yotún, Lewicki, Adu, Berget, Djurdjić, Rosenberg.

Real Madrid Starting XI: Navas, Carvajal, Varane, Nacho, Marcelo, Kroos, Modric, Isco, Vázquez, Ronaldo, Benzema.

Although Rafa Benítez could probably afford to rest some of his starters, the Spanish manager will most likely wait until most of his injured players recover in order to do so with a bigger chance of success. Either way, Real Madrid are expected to beat Malmo comfortably but the same was said when Málaga visited the Bernabéu and savaged a 0-0 draw playing down to 10 men for the last 20 minutes.

That said, Kovacic and Vázquez are the ones fighting for a starting spot tonight given that Jesé is probably not at 100% after leaving the game with severe cramps.

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