La Liga line-ups: Real Madrid-Espanyol

Thibaut Courtois and Alvaro Odriozola feature in a heavily-rotated Real Madrid XI against Espanyol this evening.

With Madrid due to play five games over the next fortnight, Julen Lopetegui has rung the changes, starting with Courtois coming in for Keylor Navas between the sticks.

Dani Carvajal's injury lets in Odroziola for his Blancos debut, while Nacho Fernandez, Dani Ceballos and Marco Asensio replace Marcelo, Toni Kroos and Gareth Bale.

Espanyol, meanwhile, are fifth in La Liga after two wins from four, and Coach Rubi has stuck to his word, naming an attack-minded XI, spearheaded by a three-pronged attack.

However, the Catalans haven't won at the Bernabeu since 1996 and of their last 12 trips have lost 11, conceded 31 goals and scored just three.

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Real Madrid: Courtois; Odriozola, Varane, Ramos, Nacho; Modric, Casemiro, Ceballos; Isco, Benzema, Asensio

Subs: Keylor, Mariano, Bale, Marcelo, Valverde, Lucas Vazquez, Marcos Llorente

Espanyol: Diego Lopez; Javi Lopez, Hermoso, Naldo, Didac; Darder, Roca, Granero; Hernan Perez, Iglesias, Piatti 

Subs: Roberto, Victor Sanchez, Oscar Duarte, Rosales, Sergio Garcia, Baptistao, Melendo

Referee: Mateu Lahoz

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