NEWS
Sunday October 22 2017
Line-ups: Madrid-Eibar

Karim Benzema is dropped to the bench for Real Madrid's clash with Eibar in La Liga this evening.

Benzema came under fire for his performance during Madrid's 1-1 draw with Tottenham Hotspur midweek, and replacing him against Eibar is Marco Asensio, who similarly has not scored a goal since August.

Joining Benzema among the substitutes are Achraf Hakimi, Toni Kroos and Marcelo, with Nacho Fernandez, Dani Ceballos and Theo Hernandez their replacements.

However, there is no Keylor Navas in the squad due to a thigh strain, while Gareth Bale and Dani Carvajal are no nearer to returning.

Eibar, meanwhile, are suffering from an injury crisis of their own as Yoel Rodriguez, Ivan Ramis, Fran Rico and Pedro Leon are all missing.

The Basques have yet to beat Madrid in La Liga, losing five of their six meetings, although they did pick up a 1-1 draw the last time they played at the Bernabeu.

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Real Madrid: Casilla; Nacho, Varane, Ramos, Theo; Modric, Casemiro, Ceballos; Isco; Asensio, Ronaldo

Subs: Kroos, Benzema, Marcelo, Vazquez, Marcos Llorente, Achraf, Moha

Eibar: Dmitrovic; Capa, Arbilla, Paulo, Lomban, Jose Angel; Jordan, Escalante, Rivera, Inui; Charles 

Subs: Galvez, Enrich, Bebe, Pena, Riesgo, Kike, Junca

Referee: Alvarez Izquierdo

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