Sep 16, 2014 at 7.45pm UK at ​Estadio Santiago Bernabeu
Real Madrid
5-1
Basel
Suchy (14' og.), Bale (30'), Ronaldo (31'), Rodriguez (37'), Benzema (79')
Pepe (85')
FT(HT: 4-1)
Gonzalez (38')
El-Nenny (55'), Samuel (60'), Xhaka (91')

Team News: Carlo Ancelotti makes two changes for Champions League opener

Carlo Ancelotti, coach of Real Madrid reacts during the UEFA Champions League Quarter Final first leg match between Real Madrid and Borussia Dortmund at Estadio Santiago Bernabeu on April 2, 2014
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Real Madrid coach Carlo Ancelotti makes two changes to his starting lineup for their Champions League fixture with Basel.

Carlo Ancelotti has decided to make two alterations to his Real Madrid starting lineup for the visit of Basel.

Defenders Alvaro Arbeloa and Fabio Coentrao had dropped out of the team that lost 2-1 to Atletico Madrid at the weekend, with Nacho and Marcelo coming into the back four.

As expected, Ancelotti begins their Champions League opener with his star-studded four-string attack of Gareth Bale, James Rodriguez, Cristiano Ronaldo and Karim Benzema.

Basel coach Paulo Sousa is without midfielder Marcelo Diaz for the visit to the Bernabeu due to a suspension picked up in the Europa League last season.

However, defender Walter Samuel is available to make his return to Madrid after previously playing for Real a decade ago.

Real Madrid: Casillas, Pepe, Ramos, Nacho, Marcelo, Ronaldo, Kroos, Modric, James, Bale, Benzema
Subs: Navas, Varane, Coentrao, Chicharito, Arbeloa, Isco, Illarra

Basel: Vaclik; Samuel, Schar, Suchy, Safari, Zuffi, Frei, Elneny, Xhaka, Gonzalez, Streller
Subs: Vailati, Aliji, Delgado, Kakitani, Calla, Gashi, Embolo

You can keep track of the match at the Bernabeu by following Sports Mole's live commentary.

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