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Real Madrid vs Granada, 2017 La Liga: Projected lineups and team news

Cristiano Ronaldo and Benzema could be back in the XI.

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Real Madrid host Granada in what should be a manageable game for Los Blancos right before facing Sevilla at the Sanchez Pizjuan twice next week, one in the Copa del Rey and another one in La Liga.

Cristiano Ronaldo and Karim Benzema got some rest last Wednesday and both players could be back in Madrid's starting XI.

“We spoke and the one thing you have to bear in mind is that Cristiano is a truly intelligent player. My idea is to have Cristiano fit throughout the season. When playing 20 games in 70 days, obviously from time to time you have to rest. That is how we both see it. He always wants to play but we discuss things. We both want to win absolutely everything in front of us," said Zidane during the pre-match press conference.

Real Madrid projected XI: Keylor Navas, Danilo, Varane, Nacho, Marcelo, Casemiro, Modric, Kroos, James, Ronaldo, Benzema.

Granada projected XI: Ochoa, Tito, Lomban, Vezo, Silva, Uche, Samper, Pereira, Boga, Kravets, Bueno.

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