Alonso, Bale start: Rayo Vallecano vs Real Madrid Live

(Sporting Alert) — As promised by Real Madrid boss Carlo Ancelotti, midfielder Xabi Alonso starts for the first time this season, while Gareth Bale and Karim Benzema also start in the La Liga clash at Rayo Vallecano.

Rayo Vallecano vs Real Madrid Live

The former Liverpool midfielder returns to starting line-up for the first time in five months, following his run-out as a substitute against Sevilla in the 7-3 victory in midweek.

The Spanish international plays alongside Luka Modric and Ángel Di María, while Bale and Benzema will join Cristiano Ronaldo in the attack.

Isco, who at the start of the season was seen as an automatic starter, has again been left on the bench, as well as Asier Illarramendi.

Rayo Vallecano vs Real Madrid

Real Madrid: Diego Lopez, Pepe, Ramos, Coentrao, Alonso, Carvajal, Modric, Di Maria, Ronaldo, Benzema, Bale.
Subs: Casillas, Marcelo, Arbeloa, Jesé, Morata, Isco, Illarramendi.

Rayo Vallecano: Ruben, Tito, Martinez, Arbilla, Galvez, Lass Bangoura, Trashorras, Jonathan Viera, Falque, Gonzalez.

About Reporting by WALTER-HOYOS

Walter Hoyos joins SportingAlert as contributor for Spanish football and the Spain national team. I like to travel, one of the favourite things on my list, but I also like to just spend time with family and friends when I am not covering football games. Hope to dump into some of my readers some day.

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