(Sporting Alert) — Real Madrid boss Jose Mourinho has once again decided to name an attacking starting line-up for tonight’s Champions League game against Apoel Nicosia at Neo GSP Stadium.

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Forwards Karim Benzema and Gonzalo Higuain are amongst the starters for the game, while Mesut Ozil and Cristiano Ronaldo also start.

Kaka, Hamit Altintop and Marcelo are on the bench, but Ricardo Carvalho, Angel Di Maria and Jose Maria Callejon are out injured.

Midfielder Xabi Alonso misses the game because of suspension.

Apoel Nicosia vs Real Madrid

Apoel Nicosia: Chiotis, Poursaitides, Marcelo Oliveira, Paulo Jorge, Boaventura, Morais, Pinto, Charalambidis, Trickovski, Alexandrou, Almeida

Subs: Urko, Kaka, Solari, Adorno, Helder Sousa, Solomou, Marcinho

Real Madrid: Casillas, Arbeloa, Pepe, Sergio Ramos, Fabio Coentrao, Khedira, Sahin, Benzema, Ozil, Ronaldo, Higuain

Subs: Adan, Kaka, Granero, Marcelo, Altintop, Albiol, Varane

Referee: Felix Brych (Germany)


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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