Real Madrid have published their first Starting XI of La Liga and Zinedine Zidane has delivered no surprises other than Marco Asensio starting on the left wing. James, Isco and Lucas Vazquez will be sitting on the bench even though some reports from Spain suggested that Vazquez could make the lineup.
Real Madrid Starting XI: Casilla, Carvajal, Varane, Ramos, Marcelo, Casemiro, Kroos, Kovacic, Bale, Asensio, Morata.
Real Sociedad Starting XI: Rulli, Zaldúa, Yuri, I.Martínez, González, Bergara, Illarramendi, Zurutuza, Oyarzabal, Concha and Juanmi
It will be a very important game for Mateo Kovacic. Zidane has decided to trust him and keep both James and Isco on the bench, proving once again that these two attacking midfielders will have a hard time finding the minutes they want and need.
Morata also has the chance to prove his worth while Karim Benzema recovers from his hip injury, which could keep him out for at least one more game in La Liga.
It's time to play some La Liga football.