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Who will start for Real Madrid without Kroos, Ronaldo and Benzema?

Is it time for Vazquez in a 4-4-2 formation?

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Real Madrid will be without Toni Kroos, Marcelo, Cristiano Ronaldo and Karim Benzema on their trip to Real Sociedad. Those are massive losses for Los Blancos, who will need their reserves to deliver and prove that they are good enough to sustain the team without those key men. It’s time to see if Madrid didn’t lose any depth this summer.

Here’s what Zidane will go with in this tough away match.

It’s also true that Dani Ceballos could be starting in the midfield in the usual 4-3-1-2 formation, but Vazquez will almost surely get the spot on the right wing with Isco on the left in a 4-4-2 formation with Asensio trying to be the link between Bale and the midfielders.

Theo will also have to start as the team’s left-back because Marcelo is suspended after being sent off last week against Levante. This is a crucial game for Real Madrid and it won’t be easy for Zidane to choose his 11 men.

How to watch

Date: 09/17/2017

Time: 20:45 CET, 02:45pm EST, 11:45 am Pacific.

Venue: Anoeta, San Sebastian, Spain.

Available TV: BeIN Sports (USA), Sky Sports Football (UK), Canal+ Partidazo (Spain).

Available Streaming: BeIN Sports (USA), Fubo.TV (EVERY Real Madrid game with a high-quality and legal stream, click here to sign up and benefit from a summer discount for new members and Managing Madrid readers).

Prediction: Real Sociedad 1 (William Jose) - 2 Real Madrid (Isco, Asensio)

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