Cristiano Ronaldo and Gareth Bale both make their return to the Real Madrid starting lineup for the La Liga match with Villarreal.
and Cristiano Ronaldo have both made their return to the Gareth Bale starting lineup for the La Liga match with Real Madrid . 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. and Raphael Varane have also been handed starting roles while there is also a place for Mateo Kovacic , who netted at the weekend. James Rodriguez
As for Villarreal,
has dropped down to the substitutes' bench but Alexandre Pato earns a recall to face his former side. Denis Cheryshev 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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