REAL MADRID

Cristiano returns to Real Madrid starting XI

Zidane opts for a starting XI of Keylor, Carvajal, Nacho, Varane, Marcelo; Casemiro, Modric, Kroos; Isco, Cristiano and Benzema.

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Cristiano returns to Real Madrid starting XI
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Real Madrid have confirmed their starting XI for thew first LaLiga game of 2017 as Granada are the visitors to the Santiago Bernabeu for the early afternoon kick-off (1300 CET)

After being rested for the midweek Copa del Rey game against Sevilla, Cristiano Ronaldo is back in the Real Madrid starting eleven and will lead the attack along with French striker Karim Benzema. Isco is back in the starting XI after an impressive 23 minutes in the cup game against Sevilla.

Keylor Navas regains his position in goal taking over from Kiko Casilla (who is the unofficial designated cup keeper).

Real Madrid XI: Navas, Carvajal, Varane, Nacho, Marcelo, Modric, Casemiro, Kroos, Isco, Benzema, Cristiano

Granada CF XI: Ochoa, Tito, Vezo, Lombán, Silva, Samper, Agbo, Pereira, Boga, Tabanou, Kravets