An as.com survey gave supporters of Real Madrid the chance to put forward their choice for the starting team to play in tonight's Champions League semi-final first leg against Bayern Munich. The result was the Cardiff final team...minus Karim Benzema.
Almost unanimous choices
Eight players appear to be indisputable in the eleven that the supporters want to call upon for tonight at the Allianz Arena. Carvajal, Ramos, Cristiano, Varane, Marcelo, Keylor Navas, Modric and Kross took more than 94% of the 30,780 internet users who participated in the poll.
No Bale or Benzema
Results of the Real Madrid XI fan poll
|Player||Votes||% of voters|
Results taken at 12:30 CEST with 30,780 participants.
The other three were less clear but Casemiro (85.79%), Isco (81.82%) and Marco Asensio (59.56%) were selected by the combined fan committee to complete Zinedine Zidane's starters. Just missing out was Lucas Vázquez who received 40.92% of the vote and joining him on the bench were Benzema, Bale, Kovacic, Vallejo, Theo Hernández and Luca Zidane, all of whom received less than 20% support.
You can see exactly what Zidane chooses to do when he announces his line-up later today and we'll bring it to you as it happens.