MADRID (Sporting Alert) — Gareth Bale is back in the starting lineup for Real Madrid in tonight’s Spanish La Liga clash against Getafe at the Santiago Bernabeu.
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Bale, who made a goalscoring debut for the Spanish giants, started the Champions League win in midweek on the bench, but manager Carlo Ancelotti has decided to start the winger in this game.
He joins Cristiano Ronaldo, Karim Benzema and Angel di Maria in leading the Real Madrid attack, while Isco, who has been very impressive since his move to the Bernabeu, starts on the bench.
Asier Illarramendi and Sami Khedira also start, with Luka Modric joining Isco on the bench.
The back line includes Daniel Carvajal, Pepe, Nacho and Alvaro Arbeloa, with Sergio Ramos dropped to the bench.
Diego Lopez is back in goal, but there was no place for injured club captain Iker Casillas with Jesus Fernandez preferred as backup to Lopez.
Real Madrid v Getafe
Real Madrid: Lopez, Carvajal, Pepe, Nacho, Arbeloa, Illarramendi, Khedira, di Maria, Bale, Ronaldo, Benzema.
Subs: 13. Jesus Fernandez, Sergio Ramos, Casemiro, Modric, Jese, Morata, Isco.
Getafe: Moya, Arroyo, Lopez, Alexis, Escudero, Michel, Mosquera, Leon, Castro, Lafita.
Subs: Codina, Lago, Sarabia, Gavilan, Colunga, Rafa, Borja