MADRID (Sporting Alert) — Kaka, Luka Modric and Jose Callejon are all in the starting lineup for Real Madrid in today’s La Liga game against Levante at Santiago Bernabeu.
Kaka and Modric will play in midfield, while Callejon will play in the attacking line.
Real Madrid are 13 points behind leaders Barcelona, but could cut the gap to 10-points with a win, since the leaders don’t play until the later game today.
Gonzalo Higuain and Karim Benzema are also in the starting team after scoring in the Champions League in midweek, but leading goalscorer Cristiano Ronaldo, who also netted in the win over Galatasaray, was left on the bench.
Captain Iker Casillas is only on the bench, despite recovering fully from his injury, while Pepe, Alvaro Arbeloa, Sergio Ramos and Marcelo play in defence.
Raul Albiol, Angel Di Maria and Mesut Ozil are all on the bench.
Real Madrid: Diego Lopez, Marcelo, Sergio Ramos, Pepe, Alvaro Arbeloa, Xabi Alonso. Kaka, Luka Modric, Jose Callejon, Karim Benzema, Gonzalo Higuain.
Subs: Iker Casillas, Raul Albiol, Nacho, Michael Essien, Angel Di Maria, Mesut Ozil, Cristiano Ronaldo
Levante: Gustavo Munua, Loukas Vyntra, Juanfran, Sergio Ballesteros, Christian Lell, Vicente Iborra, Ruben Garcia, Michel, Pedro Rios, Papa Diop, Robert Acquafresca.
Referee: Carlos Clos Gomez