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CONFIRMED lineups: Osasuna vs Real Madrid, 2017 La Liga

Five-man defensive line again...

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Real Madrid just published their starting XI for the upcoming La Liga match against Osasuna.

Osasuna Predicted: XI: Sirigu, Berenguer, Tano, Oier, Vujadinovic, Clerc, Fausto, De las Cuevas, Causic, Riera, Sergio Leon.

Real Madrid Predicted XI: Navas, Danilo, Varane, Nacho, Ramos, Marcelo, Casemiro, Modric, Isco, Ronaldo, Benzema.

Zinedine Zidane seems to like the five-man defensive line as he has decided to go with it once again, even though Madrid have not completed very good performances with that kind of formation.

Isco gets the starting spot in the midfield alongside Modric while Cristiano Ronaldo and Benzema start upfront.

Osasuna do not have the firepower to force Madrid to start with five defenders. They are the bottom team in La Liga and Los Blancos should clearly dominate the game, so Zidane's decision is a bit perplexing to say the least.

It will be important for Madrid to have good contributions from Marcelo and Danilo.

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