Real Madrid revert to a 4-3-3 formation for their match against Malaga this afternoon as Lucas Vazquez starts ahead of Luka Modric.
Vazquez is given a rare start on the right wing, with Modric's place in central midfield covered by Isco.
The Croat is joined on the substitutes' bench by countryman Mateo Kovacic, who is back after two months out with a thigh tear.
Keylor Navas has also recovered from a similar injury, although Kiko Casilla continues in goal.
However, Marco Asensio, Gareth Bale and Sergio Ramos are sidelined through injury, while Nacho Fernandez is banned after picking up his fifth yellow card against Atletico Madrid last weekend.
As for Malaga, midfielder Jose Recio regains the captain's armband after serving a suspension, with the Andalusians having never won at the Santiago Bernabeu.
Real Madrid: Casilla; Carvajal, Varane, Vallejo, Marcelo; Isco, Casemiro, Kroos; Vazquez, Benzema, Ronaldo
Subs: Keylor, Modric, Theo, Marcos Llorente, Mayoral, Kovacic, Ceballos
Malaga: Roberto; Rosales, Luis Hernandez, Diego Gonzalez, Juankar; Keko, Recio, Adrian, Chory; Rolan, Penaranda
Subs: Rolon, Baston, Juanpi, Ontiveros, Baysse, Prieto, Mula
Referee: Gil Manzano