Sep 21, 2016 at 7pm UK at ​Estadio Santiago Bernabeu
Real Madrid
1-1
Villarreal
Ramos (48')
Ramos (45'), Ronaldo (69'), Kroos (75')
FT(HT: 0-1)
Bruno (45' pen.)
Angel (52')

Team News: Cristiano Ronaldo, Gareth Bale return to Real Madrid XI

Gareth Bale puts a tender arm around Cristiano Ronaldo during the game between Real Madrid and Deportivo La Coruna on January 9, 2016
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Cristiano Ronaldo and Gareth Bale both make their return to the Real Madrid starting lineup for the La Liga match with Villarreal.

Cristiano Ronaldo and Gareth Bale have both made their return to the Real Madrid starting lineup for the La Liga match with Villarreal.

Ronaldo missed the weekend's win over Espanyol with the flu while Bale was absent with a hip problem, but both attackers take their place in the side as their club attempt to continue their record-breaking run in Spain's top flight.

Raphael Varane and Mateo Kovacic have also been handed starting roles while there is also a place for James Rodriguez, who netted at the weekend.

As for Villarreal, Alexandre Pato has dropped down to the substitutes' bench but Denis Cheryshev earns a recall to face his former side.

Real Madrid: Casilla; Danilo, Varane, Ramos, Marcelo; Kovacic, Kroos, James; Bale, Benzema, Ronaldo
Subs: Yanez, Carvajal, Nacho, Vasquez, Asensio, Morata, Isco

Villarreal: Asenjo; Mario, Musacchio, V.Ruiz, Angel; Bruno, Trigueros; Jonathan, Castillejo, Cheryshev; Sansone

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