REAL MADRID-DEPORTIVO

Real Madrid vs Deportivo teams: Asensio, Morata and James start

Real Madrid confirm their starting line up with eight changes from the Barcelona clash. Keylor; Danilo, Pepe, Ramos, Nacho; Kroos, Casemiro, Isco; Asensio, Morata, James.

Real Madrid vs Deportivo teams: Asensio, Morata and James start
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Big changes, no drop in expectations

The much-changed starting line up for Real Madrid has been confirmed along with that for Deportivo La Coruña for tonight's Liga clash at the Santiago Bernabéu.

Zinedine Zidane has made sweeping changes to his starting line-up.

No BBC, young guns to fire

Following last week's Clásico there have been eight changes to the XI, one in which Bale, Benzema and Cristiano will all be absent. Also missing is Modric, Carvajal, Varane, Marcelo and Kovacic. What a chance for several of the fringe players to make their case to their manager and the Bernabéu faithful.

Starting line-ups

Real Madrid XI: Keylor; Danilo, Pepe, Ramos, Nacho; Kroos, Casemiro, Isco; Asensio, Morata y James. Subs: Kiko Casilla, Carvajal, Varane, Marcelo, Kovacic, Lucas Vázquez, Mariano

Deportivo XI: Tyton; Juanfran, Albentosa, Sidnei, Fernando Navarro; Borges, Colak, Guilherme; Carles Gil, Andone, Babel. Subs: Lux, Mosquera, Joselu, Marlos, Arribas, Luisinho, Fajr.

Tonight's referee is Jaime Latre.