CARDIFF, Wales (SportingAlert) — New summer signings James Rodriguez and Toni Kroos both start for Real Madrid in tonight’s UEFA Super Cup against fellow La Liga outfits Sevilla.
Also starting at the Cardiff Stadium are Cristiano Ronaldo and Gareth Bale, as manager Carlo Ancelotti named a very strong starting team in search of winning his first trophy of the season.
French striker Karim Benzema has been handed the starting place at center forward, with Ancelotti giving him time to impress at that position, seeing that Rodriguez can also play their.
Iker Casillas, as expected, starts in goal, with Pepe and Sergio Ramos amongst the defenders in front of him, with Luka Modric starting in the midfield.
Despite being linked with a move away Ángel Di María and Isco both start on the bench for Real Madrid.
Meanwhile, Spanish left back Alberto Moreno has been withdrawn from tonight’s game for Sevilla, following the news that Liverpool have agreed a £12m fee for his service.
Real Madrid Team: Casillas, Carvajal, Pepe, Ramos, Coentrao, Kroos, Modric, Rodriguez, Ronaldo, Bale; Benzema. Subs: Navas, Varane, Marcelo, Arbeloa, Di Maria, Isco, Illarramendi.
Sevilla Team: Beto, Fazio, Navarro, Pareja, Coke, Krychowiak, Carrico, Suarez, Vitolo, Parreu, Bacca. Subs: Barbosa, Diogo Figueiras, Reyes, Jairo, Iborra, Aspas, Luismi.