Kaka starts, Benzema on the bench: Real Madrid vs Apoel Nicosia

MADRID (Sporting Alert) — Real Madrid will look to finish off a Apoel Nicosia and book their place in the Champions League semi-final at the Santiago Bernabeu Wednesday night.

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Real Madrid lead the two-way tie by 3-0 heading into the second leg and will start as overwhelming favourites to see off any challenges APOEL might be bring.

Striker Karim Benzema, who scored twice in the first leg, starts this time on the bench, along with the fit again Angel Di Maria and Mesut Ozil.

Brazilian playmaker Kaka, who was also on target in the opening leg for Real Madrid starts alongside Cristiano Ronaldo, Hamit Altintop and Nuri Sahin.

A win for Real Madrid will see them going up against German side Bayern Munich.

Real Madrid vs Apoel Nicosia

Real Madrid: Casillas, Sergio Ramos, Varane, Pepe, Marcelo, Sahin, Granero, Altintop, Kaka, Ronaldo, Higuain
Subs: Adan, Benzema, Ozil, Alonso, Albiol, Callejon, Di Maria

Apoel Nicosia: Urko, Poursaitides, Paulo Jorge, Kaka, Boaventura, Morais, Pinto, Charalambidis, Marcinho, Manduca, Almeida
Subs: Chiotis, Solari, Satsias, Elia, Adorno, Alexandrou, Helder Sousa

Referee: Gianluca Rocchi (Italy)

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