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Lucas Vazquez will start against Barcelona -reports

The winger will be the one replacing Gareth Bale

Real Madrid CF v Real Sporting de Gijon - La Liga Photo by Denis Doyle/Getty Images

Zinedine Zidane has made up his mind and Lucas Vazquez will be the one player replacing Gareth Bale on Real Madrid's right wing when Los Blancos visit FC Barcelona next Saturday.

If Casemiro makes the starting lineup after missing two months with a leg injury, Isco will be among the candidates to replace Bale, but Zidane reportedly decided to give Vazquez the spot because of his work-rate, according to a report from Spanish newspaper ABC.

Real Madrid are currently 6 points ahead of Barcelona in La Liga table, so even a draw would be an extremely positive result for Los Blancos at the Camp Nou. That said, Zidane's men have a depleted roster with plenty of injuries in key players like Toni Kroos and Bale himself, so Barcelona should most likely be considered the favorites to come out with the three points.

Real Madrid will face Cultural Leonesa this Wednesday in a game Zinedine Zidane will use to make some rotations.

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