NEWS
Sunday September 17 2017
Line-ups: La Real-Madrid

A depleted Real Madrid name Borja Mayoral as a lone striker and two Castilla players on the bench against Real Sociedad this evening.

Injury to Karim Benzema and Cristiano Ronaldo’s ongoing suspension in La Liga opens the door for Mayoral to make his first Madrid start in over a year.

Consequently, Gareth Bale will play either out on the right or as a No 10 behind the 20-year-old.

Los Blancos are also missing Jesus Vallejo, Mateo Kovacic and Toni Kroos to injury, while Marcelo is banned.

La Real, meanwhile, are similarly under-strength, with Inigo Martinez, Mikel Oyarzabal, Carlos Martinez and Raul Navas all out.

However, that has not stopped the Basques from making a winning start to the season as victory would revert them to joint-leaders with Barcelona.

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Real Sociedad: Rulli; Odriozola, Aritz, Diego Llorente, Kevin; Prieto, Illarra, Zurutuza, Januzaj; Canales; Willian Jose

Subs: Agirretxe, Tono, De la Bella, Juanmi, Zubeldia, Pardo, Vela

Real Madrid: Keylor; Carvajal, Varane, Ramos, Theo; Modric, Casemiro; Bale, Isco, Asensio, Mayoral

Subs: Franchu, Casilla, Nacho, Vazquez, Ceballos, Marcos Llorente, Hakimi

Referee: Iglesias Villanueva

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