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CONFIRMED lineups: Real Madrid vs Atletico Madrid, la Liga

James and Isco both in the XI

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Zinedine Zidane's line-up going into today's derbi at the Bernabeu is pretty straightforward and undeviated from his best possible XI with Gareth Bale's injury still not healed.

Marcelo has a calf injury, hence Carvajal slides into the left back position while Danilo starts on the right - a tandem that worked well against Bilbao. The biggest boost today is the return of Karim Benzema, the Frenchman has been so important for the team this season, and played a really good game against Atletico at the Vicente Calderon earlier in the Fall.

Atletico meanwhile, are playing a classic 4-4-2, in a system where they've been ubber-difficult to score against all season.

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

Atletico Madrid starting XI: Oblak; Juanfran, Gimenez, Godin, Filipe Luis; Niguez, Gabi, Augusto Fernandez, Koke; Girezmann, Torres.

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