Zinedine Zidane names James Rodriguez from the start in the Real Madrid XI to play Real Betis, with Gareth Bale injured.
The Spanish Press has claimed Zizou has been frustrated with James in recent weeks but the Colombia international gets the nod, with Isco playing as well.
Keylor Navas continues in goal behind a back four of Danilo, Pepe, Raphael Varane and Marcelo, Sergio Ramos missing for the trip to Benito Villamarin.
Toni Kroos and Luka Modric are in midfield and Isco and James are likely to join Cristiano Ronaldo in supporting Karim Benzema.
Former Madrid goalkeeper Antonio Adan is between the posts for the home side, and he has Francisco Molinero, German Pezzella, Bruno Gonzalez and Juan Manuel Vargas in defence in front of him.
Alfred N’Diaye adds power to a midfield also containing Petro, Foued Kadir, Fabian and Alvaro Cejudo, and veteran Ruben Castro leads the line.
Real Betis: Adan; Molinero, Pezzella, Bruno, Vargas; N'Diaye, Petros, Kadir, Fabian, Cejudo; Ruben Castro
Subs: Dani Gimenez, Varela, Digard, Portillo, Ceballos, Joaquin, Molina
Real Madrid: Navas; Danilo, Pepe, Varane, Marcelo; Kroos, Modric; James, Isco, Ronaldo; Benzema
Subs: Casilla, Nacho, Casemiro, Carvajal, Kovacic, Lucas Vazquez, Jese
Referee: Juan Martinez Munuera