Starting XI: Real Madrid vs Real Betis
La Liga Starting XI: Real Madrid vs Real Betis
Cristiano Ronaldo will return to La Liga action against Real Betis tonight, when Real Madrid will try to break Pele's Santos' 54-year-old record. Here's how the two teams will line up.
Teams: Real Madrid vs Real Betis
Date: 20 September
Venue: Santiago Bernabeu
The Portuguese has served the five-match domestic suspension he received after pushing the referee in the first leg of the Spanish Super Cup, and returns to Zinedine Zidane's starting XI.
The Portuguese has netted three goals in three appearances for Real so far this season, and 16 in his past 10 outings for the reigning La Liga and UEFA Champions League winners.
Los Blancos have won their past seven home games against Real Betis in all competitions, and are undefeated in 25 of their past 26 games at the Santiago Bernabeu.
The visitors, meanwhile, have failed to win nine of their past 10 away matches, and will be in for another tough fixture.
Zidane's side need to pick up three points after drawing their first two home games in La Liga this season, and can break the incredible scoring record held by Pele's famous Santos side that scored in 73 consecutive games between 1961 and 63 – a record Real equalled with their 3-1 win over Real Sociedad on Sunday.
Here is how both teams line up:
Real Madrid: Navas; Carvajal, Ramos, Varane, Marcelo; Casemiro; Kroos, Modric; Isco; Bale, Ronaldo.
Real Betis: TBA.
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