MADRID (Sporting Alert) — Iker Casillas has been handed the starting place in goal for Real Madrid in tonight’s Champions League quarter-final clash with Borussia Dortmund at the Santiago Bernabeu.
The Spanish and club captain starts ahead of Diego Lopez, who was named on the bench.
Pepe, Sergio Ramos and Fabio Coentrao are all amongst the players in the backline, while Isco starts in the playmaking role.
As usual, Gareth Bale, Cristiano Ronaldo and Karim Benzema lead the attack, but winger Angel Di Maria will miss the game after being ruled out due to illness.
Borussia Dortmund, in the meantime, will be without forward Robert Lewandowski, who became the first player to score four goals in a Champions League semi-final last season, when he did so against Real Madrid.
Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang leads the attack, with Henrikh Mkhitaryan and Marco Reus starting as well.
Real Madrid v Borussia Dortmund
Real Madrid: Casillas, Carvajal, Pepe, Sergio Ramos, Fabio Coentrao, Modric, Alonso, Isco, Bale, Benzema, Ronaldo. Subs: Diego Lopez, Varane, Casemiro, Nacho, Morata, Illarramendi, Jose Rodriguez.
Borussia Dortmund: Weidenfeller, Piszczek, Hummels, Papastathopoulos, Durm, Kehl, Sahin, Grosskreutz, Mkhitaryan, Reus, Aubameyang. Subs: Langerak, Friedrich, Hofmann, Jojic, Kirch, Schieber, Duksch.
Referee: Mark Clattenburg (England)