Team News: Kaka gets Real Madrid start

Kaka
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Kaka makes his first start of the season for Real Madrid in their trip to Ajax.

Brazilian midfielder Kaka has been handed a starting role in the Real Madrid midfield for this evening's trip to Dutch champions Ajax.

The 30-year-old had been linked with a move away from the Bernabeu throughout the summer. Nevertheless, coach Jose Mourinho has opted to use his services in the Amsterdam ArenA tonight.

Young attacker Jose Callejon will also feature from the beginning.

Hosts Ajax will have Danish youngster Christian Eriksen in an advanced midfield role.

Ajax: Vermeer; Van Rhijn, Alderweireld, Moisander, Blind; De Jong, Poulsen, Eriksen, Sana, Babel; Boerrigte

Real Madrid: Casillas; Marcelo, Pepe, Ramos, Arbeloa; Essien, Alonso; Cristiano Ronaldo, Kaka, Callejon; Benzema

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