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CONFIRMED lineups: Real Madrid vs Espanyol, La Liga 2016

No surprises.

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Zinedine Zidane has decided to start his best team available for tonight's home match against Espanyol.

Real Madrid starting XI: Navas; Carvajal, Varane, Ramos, Marcelo; Kroos, Modric, Isco; Cristiano, Benzema, James.

It will be interesting to see if James plays in the midfield or in the right-wing after his poor performance against Betis last week. The Colombian will surely need some help to regain the confidence he needs to become the brilliant player he once was.

Carvajal and Ramos make their return to the Starting XI. Ramos has been out of the team for a couple of weeks while Carvajal sat on the bench in Betis last week. Both defenders should improve Real's back line and Real Madrid should definitely have enough tools to beat Espanyol.

Gareth Bale will still be out for a while so this starting XI needs to improve their chemistry to get all three points available week in and week out.

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