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Team News: Real Madrid make one change for Athletic Bilbao trip

Real Madrid make one change to their starting lineup for their La Liga fixture at Athletic Bilbao.

Real Madrid coach Carlo Ancelotti has made one alteration to his starting lineup for their La Liga clash with Athletic Bilbao.

The Italian boss has opted to include Asier Illarramendi in his midfield in place of Lucas Silva, who drops to the bench.

With Barcelona and Atletico Madrid not playing until Sunday, Real will be hoping to move five points clear at the top of the standings.

As for Bilbao, goalkeeper Gorka Iraizoz has been recalled after missing out in the Copa del Rey in midweek.

Athletic Bilbao: Iraizoz, Iraola, Balenziaga, Etxeita, Gurpegui, Benat, Mikel Rico, De Marcos, Muniain, Aduriz, Williams
Subs: Toquero, Aurtenetxe, Ibai, Susaeta, Guillermo, Remiro, Unai Lopez

Real Madrid: Casillas, Varane, Pepe, Carvajal, Marcelo, Kroos, Illarra, Isco, Bale, Ronaldo, Benzema
Subs: Navas, Coentrao, Khedira, Hernandez, Lucas Silva, Nacho, Jese

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