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Starting XI: Sociedad v Real Madrid

Spanish La Liga 

Teams: Real Sociedad v Real Madrid 

Date: 21 August 2016

Venue: Anoeta Stadium

Real Madrid get their La Liga campaign underway with a clash against Real Sociedad at the Anoeta Stadium.

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The match is scheduled to get underway at 20h15.

Los Blancos will be without the services of Cristiano Ronaldo and Karim Benzema, although Gareth Bale is expected to feature, after playing in Wednesday's win over Reims.

Zinedine Zidane's charges enjoyed an impressive pre-season, seeing off the likes of Chelsea and Paris Saint-Germain. While, they also defeated Sevilla in the UEFA Super Cup.

Real Sociedad have endured a mix bag of results in pre-season, having only secured victories over lower league sides from USA.

Sociedad will be without the services of Sergio Canales, Imanol Agirretxe and Jon Gaztañaga for tonight's clash.

Read: Sevilla Defeat Espanyol In 10-Goal Thriller

Here's how they line-up:

Real Sociedad: Rulli; Zaldúa, Yuri, I.Martínez, González; Bergara, Illarra, Zurutuza; Oyarzabal, Concha, Juanmi 

Real Madrid: Casilla, Carvajal, Varane, Ramos, Marcelo, Casemiro, Kroos, Kovacic, Bale, Morata & Asensio

Can Real Madrid get off to a winning start with Ronaldo? Have your say in the comment section below.

 

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