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Starting XI: Real v Atletico

Spanish La Liga 

Teams: Real Madrid v Atletico Madrid

Date: 08 April 2017

Venue: Santiago Bernabeu

Cristiano Ronaldo, Karim Benzema and Gareth Bale all return as Real Madrid host cross-town rivals, Atletico Madrid this afternoon.

The match is scheduled to get underway at 16h00.

The trio along with Toni Kroos were rested midweek, but have been restored the line up for today's clash.

Los Blancos come into this match on the back of a 4-2 win over Leganes on Wednesday evening, with Alvaro Morata and James Rodriguez getting on the score-sheet.

Atletico moved back up to third spot after clinching their fifth straight La Liga win after beating Real Sociedad on Tuesday evening.

When these sides met in the reverse fixture earlier this season, Ronaldo bagged a hat-trick to lead Los Blancos to 3-0 win at the Vicente Calderon.

Ronaldo has scored 14 goals against Los Rojiblancos under Diego Simeone, more than any other player, while Antoine Griezmann has netted two goals in his last three appearances at the Santiago Bernabeu.

Here's how they line up:

Real: Navas; Carvajal, Pepe, Ramos, Marcelo; Kroos, Casemiro, Modric; Bale, Benzema, Ronaldo.

Atletico: Oblak; Juanfran, Godín, Savic, Filipe Luis; Saúl, Gabi, Koke, Carrasco; Torres, Griezmann.

 

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