Real Madrid published their starting XI.
Real Madrid Starting XI: Casilla, Danilo, Varane, Ramos, Marcelo, Kroos, Kovacic, James, Bale, Ronaldo, Benzema.
Villarreal Starting XI: Asenjo, Mario, Musacchio, Ruiz, Ánge, Bruno, Trigueros, Dos Santos, Samu, Cheryshev, Sansone.
The BBC is back after Ronaldo and Bale missed the last game against Espanyol, while James and Kovacic will be replacing Casemiro and Modric. Mateo Kovacic will have to work hard against Villarreal's midfield if Los Blancos want to stop the Yellow Submarine's counterattacks.
Danilo also has another chance to start in Carvajal's spot, while Morata stays on the bench. Zidane said that he will always use the BBC if they're ready, but Morata probably expected to start some of these games after scoring the game-winning goal against Sporting Portugal just a week ago. Isco's situation is similar. He had an ankle injury early this season and it seems that it will be hard for him to get the minutes he wants if James keeps performing well.
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