Line-ups: Madrid-Depor

Karim Benzema is only a substitute on his return to the Real Madrid squad for their visit of Deportivo La Coruna this afternoon.

Benzema is back after three weeks out with a hamstring injury, but he is benched for Borja Mayoral, who partners Gareth Bale and Cristiano Ronaldo up top.

Other than that, Zinedine Zidane names a full-strength XI, barring Sergio Ramos as Nacho Fernandez continues in the captain’s absence.

Madrid have won 13 of their last 14 competitive meetings with Depor, who have dropped into La Liga’s relegation zone after three defeats in their last four games.

However, Los Blancos have not won any of their last three home matches and were deposed from the Champions League places by Villarreal’s win against Levante on Saturday.

Real Madrid: Keylor; Carvajal, Varane, Nacho, Marcelo; Modric, Casemiro, Kroos; Bale, Mayoral, Ronaldo

Subs: Casilla, Benzema, Theo, Vazquez, Asensio, Isco, Kovacic

Deportivo La Coruna: Ruben; Juanfran, Schar, One, Luisinho; Guilherme, Mosquera, Borges; Lucas, Andone, Adrian

Subs: Pantilimon, Fernando, Emre, Gil, Bakkali, Valle, Exposito

Referee: Fernandez Borbalan

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