Real Madrid and Athletic Bilbao released the official lineups for their Liga BBVA match (16:00 CET).
Real Madrid Starting XI: Navas / Carvajal, Varane, Ramos, Danilo / Kroos, Modric, Kovacic / James, Ronaldo, Benzema.
Athletic Bilbao Starting XI: Iraizoz / Lekue, Etxeita, Laporte, Balenziaga / Iturraspe, Beñat / De Marcos, Eraso, Merino / Aduriz.
It will be interesting to see how Danilo adapts to play in the left side of Real's defensive line. The Brazilian has a decent shot from outside the box and he could possibly try to score from long-range if needed, but he's not as creative as Marcelo and perhaps Real could struggle at creating chances considering that Isco will start the match on the bench as well.
This will be Kovacic's first start since Zidane took over. The Croatian proved himself as a valid option for this squad and he will try to show what he is capable of.