Team News: Karim Benzema starts for Real Madrid

Team News: Benzema starts for Real Madrid
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Karim Benzema returns to the Real Madrid starting lineup to face his former club Lyon this evening.

French striker Karim Benzema has been recalled to the Real Madrid starting lineup for this evening's Champions League match against Lyon in the Bernabeu.

Midfielder Kaka has dropped to the bench, while Cristiano Ronaldo and Mesut Ozil will support Benzema in attack.

Visiting Lyon will start with Bafetimbi Gomis as a lone striker, while reported Arsenal target Yoann Gourcuff plays in an attacking role just off Gomis.

Madrid: Casillas; Arbeloa, Pepe, Ramos, Marcelo; X Alonso, Khedira; Di Maria, Ozil, Ronaldo; Benzema

Lyon: Lloris; Revelliere, Koné, Lovren; Cissokho; Kallstrom, Fofana, Bastos, Briand, Gourcuff; Gomis

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