Line-ups: Madrid-Real

Cristiano Ronaldo and Karim Benzema stay behind again as a much-changed Real Madrid travel to Real Sociedad in La Liga this afternoon.

Ronaldo and Benzema continue their recoveries from a hamstring and knee injury respectively, so Lucas Vazquez keeps his place on the left wing and Borja Mayoral is preferred to Jese Rodriguez, who just about makes Los Blancos’ substitutes’ bench.

Elsewhere, Danilo and Nacho Fernandez are in at the full-back positions, Pepe makes way for Raphael Varane in central defence and James Rodriguez is given a run-out in Toni Kroos’ absence.

La Real, who beat Barcelona 1-0 when they hosted the Catalans three weeks ago, must make do without the likes of Imanol Agirretxe, Inigo Martinez and Jonathas to injury, while Carlos Vela is suspended.

Real Sociedad: Rulli; Zaldua, Elustondo, Mikel, Yuri; Prieto, Illarramendi, Bergara; Bruma, Oyarzabal, Zurutuza

Subs: Granero, Oier, Pardo, Litri, Reyes, De la Bella, Bautista

Real Madrid: Navas; Danilo, Ramos, Varane, Nacho; James, Modric, Casemiro; Bale, Mayoral, Vazquez

Subs: Pepe, Marcelo, Casilla, Carvajal, Kovacic, Jese, Isco

Referee: Undiano Mallenco