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Real Madrid vs Napoli, 2023 Champions League: Predicted lineups

Ceballos will start in the midfield.

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Real Madrid host Napoli in the return of Champions League football to the Santiago Bernabeu. Ancelotti has a depleted squad at his disposal and will be forced to use some of his backups, as Camavinga, Tchouameni, Vinicius, Modric and Kepa are all injured.

Real Madrid predicted XI: Lunin, Carvajal, Nacho, Alaba, Mendy, Valverde, Kroos, Ceballos, Bellingham, Rodrygo, Joselu.

Napoli predicted XI: Gollini, Di Lorenzo, Rrahmani, Natan, Juan Jesus, Lobotka, Anguissa, Zielinski, Politano, Kvara, Osihmen.

Brahim could also feature in the starting lineup after missing Sunday’s contest in Cadiz with stomach flu. Nacho will likely start, which would give Ancelotti the opportunity to rest Antonio Rudiger after a very intense first third of the season for the German defender.

Real Madrid will win the group with just a draw, so Los Blancos need to take care of business in order to make the last match against Union Berlin completely meaningless.

HOW TO WATCH, STREAM CHAMPIONS LEAGUE

Date: 11/29/2023

Time: 21:00 CET, 03:00pm EST.

Venue: Estadio Santiago Bernabeu, Madrid, Spain.

Available TV: Movistar Liga Campeones, Paramount

Available Streaming: Paramount+, Fubo.TV

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