NEWS
Tuesday October 23 2018
Champions League line-ups: Real Madrid-Viktoria Plzen

Gareth Bale and Karim Benzema line up for an ultra-attacking Real Madrid against Viktoria Plzen in the Champions League this evening.

Bale and Benzema replace Marco Asensio and Mariano Diaz up top, with Lucas Vazquez keeping his place on the right wing.

Elsewhere, Casemiro replaces Raphael Varane in central defence, while Toni Kroos takes over as Los Blancos’ deep-lying midfielder.

Finally, Champions League goalkeeper Keylor Navas comes in for Thibaut Courtois between the sticks.

Julen Lopetegui’s side ended a record run without a goal against Levante on Saturday and have lost four of their last five games.

They suffered a shock 1-0 defeat to CSKA Moscow last time out in the Champions League but face a Plzen side who were previously thrashed 5-0 by Roma.

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Real Madrid: Keylor; Nacho, Casemiro, Ramos, Marcelo; Modric, Kroos, Isco; Vazquez, Benzema, Bale

Subs: Varane, Mariano, Valverde, Odriozola, Asensio, Courtois, Vinicius

Viktoria Plzen: Hruska; Hubnik, Reznik, Limbersky, Hejda, Havel, Petrzela, Prochazka, Cermak, Hrosovsky, Krmencik

Subs: Kozacik, Horava, Chroy, Bucha, Reznicek, Pernica, Moses

Referee: Grinfeld (ISR)

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