For tonight’s Champions League encounter, the Fan Park Crew thought it would be great to pick a combined XI for the Madrid derby between Atletico and Real.
Here is out team:
Goalkeeper: Iker Casillas
He is one of the best goalkeepers in the world and seems to have regained some form.
Right-Back: Dani Carvajal
The Spaniard has come on in leaps and bounds since joining Real, and is one of the fiercest right-backs around.
The Brazilian is in form and become one of the top centre-backs in the world, and with Ramos doubtful for the clash, he makes it into the side.
Centre-Back: Diego Godin
This position is all about partnerships and if you are playing Miranda, then I think it’s vital that we pick the Argentine. He is also a much better overall player than Pepe.
Marcelo is one of the most consistent left-backs around and deserves his starting spot.
Right Midfield: Koke
The Spaniard is an assist machine and is slowly forcing his way into the new-look Spanish national side.
Centre Midfield: Toni Kroos
Toni Kroos is playing a much deeper role for Madrid, but has done a superb job at running the midfield, while Modric has been out injured.
Centre Midfield: Luka Modric
The Croatian is the work horse and playmaker at Real Madrid, and his impact on the side has been clear since his return from injury.
Left Midfield: Arda Turan
Turan is one of the hard men in Spanish football and has a wonderful cross on him.
Striker: Cristiano Ronaldo
Ronaldo pretty much picks himself, even though he may be blowing hot and cold at times so far this year.
Striker: Karim Benzema
We have gone with Benzema because of his understanding with Ronaldo and his excellent form this campaign.
What do you think of this combined XI?