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Real Madrid vs Atletico Madrid, Champions League 2017: Predicted lineups, team news and prediction

Will Zidane start Isco?

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Real Madrid host Atletico Madrid in what will be the first leg of the Champions League semifinals (Tuesday, 20:45 CET). Pepe, Coentrao and Gareth Bale are injured and won't be available, but otherwise Zidane has a fairly healthy roster and he will have plenty of options to choose from.

The French coach is expected to start Isco Alarcon behind Karim Benzema and Cristiano Ronaldo, although some reports from Spain suggest that Benzema could be dropped in favor of Marco Asensio, who would play on the right wing. However, the French attacker will almost surely be in the starting lineup unless he isn't fit enough to play.

Possible line-ups

Real Madrid: Navas; Carvajal, Ramos, Varane, Marcelo; Kroos, Casemiro, Modrić; Isco, Benzema, Ronaldo.

Out: Bale (calf), Pepe (ribs)

Atlético: Oblak; Hernández, Godín, Savić, Filipe Luís; Ñíguez, Koke, Gabi, Carrasco; Griezmann, Gameiro.

Out: Juanfran (hamstring), Giménez (adductor), Fernández (knee)

Doubtful: Vrsaljko (knee)

How to watch Real Madrid vs Atletico Madrid

Kick-off time: 20:45 CET, 02:45pm EST.

Venue: Estadio Santiago Bernabeu, Madrid, Spain.

Available TV: FOX Sports (USA), Antena 3 (Spain).

Available streaming: FOX Sports 2GO (USA), Fubo.TV (EVERY Real Madrid game with a high-quality and legal stream, click here to sign up and benefit from a huge offer for new members and Managing Madrid readers).


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