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Carlo Ancelotti reveals goalkeeper rotation

Real Madrid boss Carlo Ancelotti reveals that his two first-team goalkeepers Diego Lopez and Iker Casillas will rotate in the final weeks of the La Liga season.

Real Madrid boss Carlo Ancelotti has revealed that his two goalkeepers will rotate in the final weeks of the La Liga season as Iker Casillas prepares for the Champions League final.

Diego Lopez has been the undisputed first choice in the league this season, while Casillas has been the stopper for the Copa del Rey and Champions League.

With the final of the European Cup to come against Atletico Madrid later this month, Ancelotti has confirmed that Casillas will feature in the league over the next couple of weeks.

"I've decided. Tomorrow Diego Lopez will play, then on Wednesday [against Real Valladolid], Iker Casillas. Then against Celta, Diego Lopez will play and against Espanyol, Iker Casillas," Ancelotti told reporters at a press conference.

"I've spoken with them and they're both in agreement with that. I've taken this decision because Iker Casillas needs to play during this month. I don't think it's fair to keep him out for a month, when he needs to prepare for the Champions League final."

Madrid host Valencia in the league tomorrow evening.

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Real Madrid 'keeper Iker Casillas sits on the bench during a game with Betis on August 18, 2013
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TeamPWDLFAGDPTS
1Barcelona44001431112
2Real Madrid4310113810
3Celta Vigo42117527
4Espanyol42115327
5Getafe42114227
6GironaGirona421156-17
7AlavesAlaves421134-17
8Athletic Bilbao31205415
9Atletico MadridAtletico412134-15
10Real Betis412113-25
11Levante41126514
12Sevilla41124404
13Real Sociedad411267-14
14Villarreal411223-14
15EibarEibar411246-24
16Huesca4112612-64
17Valencia403135-23
18Rayo Vallecano310225-33
19Real Valladolid402202-22
20Leganes401349-51

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