Line-ups: Athletic-Madrid

Raphael Varane aside, Real Madrid are at full-strength for this afternoon’s clash with Athletic Bilbao in La Liga.

Varane is still a fortnight away from shaking off a hamstring, opening the door for Nacho Fernandez to partner Sergio Ramos in central defence, with Pepe also absent.

Athletic, meanwhile, are without defensive midfielder Mikel San Jose due to suspension but stick with centre-back Yeray Alvarez, who has gone from strength to strength since being treated for cancer.

Los Leones have lost just once at home this season, that coming against Barcelona on the opening day, but have won only two of their League meetings with Madrid since September 2005.

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Athletic Bilbao: Kepa; Lekue, Yeray, Laporte, Balenziaga; Iturraspe, Benat; De Marcos, Raul Garcia, Williams; Aduriz

Subs: Iraizoz, Boveda, Elustondo, Muniain, Susaeta, Mikel Rico, Saborit

Real Madrid: Keylor; Carvajal, Nacho, Ramos, Marcelo; Modric, Casemiro, Kroos; Bale, Benzema, Ronaldo

Subs: James, Casilla, Kovacic, Lucas, Morata, Isco, Danilo

Referee: Jaime Latre