Real Madrid face Kashima Antlers hoping to win their third title in 2016 and they'll welcome back Sergio Ramos, who is available after missing the Semifinal against Club America de Mexico.
On the other hand, it looks like Pepe will not be able to play, so Varane will be Ramos' partner in the center of Madrid's defensive line.
There are no other news on Real Madrid's front, so Casemiro, Kroos and Modric should be the ones starting in the midfield with Lucas Vazquez, Cristiano Ronaldo and Karim Benzema playing upfront.
This one will be Real's last match before the Christmas break, as Los Blancos' next game will be played on January 7th against Granada. Zidane and his men will try to close out the year in good form in order to begin their second half of the season with confidence and momentum, something that could be very important in their title run.
Real Madrid projected XI: Navas, Carvajal, Varane, Ramos, Marcelo, Casemiro, Kroos, Modric, Vazquez, Ronaldo, Benzema.
Kashima Antlers projected XI: Sogahata, Nishi, Ueda, Shoji, Yamamoto, Ogasawara, Shibaski, Nakamura, Endo, Dol, Akasaki.