First Real start for Modric

Jose Mourinho hands summer signing Luka Modric a first start for Real Madrid tonight against Granada.

The €35m signing from Tottenham Hotspur made his Los Blancos debut in the midweek Super Cup win over Barcelona and comes in today for Mesut Ozil.

From the League defeat to Getafe, Mourinho brings in Sami Khedira for the departing Lassana Diarra and opts for Karim Benzema over Gonzalo Higuain in attack. Jose Maria Callejon also starts ahead of Angel Di Maria, as does Pepe over Raul Albiol.

Meanwhile, Granada boss Juan Antonio Anquela makes just the one change to the side that drew last week at home to Sevilla, with Juanma Ortiz coming in for Jaime Romero.

Starting line-ups

Real Madrid: Casillas; Arbeloa, Pepe, Ramos, Marcelo; Khedira, Alonso; Callejon, Modric, Ronaldo; Benzema

Granada: Tono; Nyom, I. Lopez, Borja, Siqueira; Iriney, Mikel; El Arabi, Orellana, Ortiz; Floro Flores

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