Sep 27, 2014 at 3pm UK at ​Estadio El Madrigal
Villarreal
0-2
Real Madrid
 
FT(HT: 0-2)
Modric (32'), Ronaldo (40')
Ramos (38')

Team News: Karim Benzema leads Real Madrid line against Villarreal

Karim Benzema celebrates scoring the opener for Real Madrid against Cordoba on August 25, 2014
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Real Madrid hand a start to French forward Karim Benzema as they travel to face Villarreal in La Liga this afternoon, with Cristiano Ronaldo and Gareth Bale also featuring.

Real Madrid have put their faith in striker Karim Benzema to lead their frontline as they take on Villarreal in La Liga this afternoon.

The visitors have deployed an advanced three behind the Frenchman, which is made up of James Rodriguez, Gareth Bale and Cristiano Ronaldo, with Toni Kroos and Luka Modric sitting a little deeper.

Hosts Villarreal feature leading striker Ikechukwu Uche in attack with Luciano Vietto, while Bruno and Cani start in midfield alongside young prospect Moi Gomez.

In defence the hosts continue with a centre-back partnership between Victor Ruiz and Mateo Musacchio.

Villarreal: Asenjo; Mario, Musacchio, V.Ruiz, Gabriel; Bruno, Trigueros, Cani, Gomez; Vietto, Uche

Real Madrid: Casillas; Carvajal, Varane, Ramos, Marcelo; Kroos, Modric; Ronaldo, James, Bale; Benzema

You can keep up-to-date with all of the live action from the game by following our minute-by-minute commentary.

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