(Sporting Alert) — Cristiano Ronaldo and James Rodríguez both start for Real Madrid in today’s friendly clash with Fiorentina at Stadion Narodowy.
Ronaldo was very impressive for Real Madrid in their 2-0 victory over Sevilla in the UEFA Super Cup earlier this week and the Portugal international will be hoping for another similar display as the final preparation for the domestic season wraps up.
World Cup Rodríguez also enjoyed a productive debut outing against Sevilla on Tuesday and together with Ronaldo, is expected to carry the attacking threat.
Despite being linked with a move away from the club, Argentine winger Angel Di Maria also starts, and so does Sami Khedira.
Xabi Alonso, Asier Illarramendi and Marcelo start, with Costa Rica international Keilor Navas getting the start in goal.
Amongst those on the bench for Real Madrid today are Luka Modric, Pepe, Fábio Coentrão, Sergio Ramos, Gareth Bale, Toni Kroos and Karim Benzema.
Meanwhile, Juan Vargas, Alberto Aquilani, Mario Gomez and Marcos Alonso are amongst the starters for Serie A side Fiorentina.
Real Madrid: Keylor Navas, Arbeloa, Varane, Nacho, Marcelo, Xabi Alonso, Khedira, Illarra, James, Di María and Cristiano Ronaldo.