(Sporting Alert) — Diego Lopez was again picked to start in goal for Real Madrid in their Spanish La Liga clash with Granada on Monday night.

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With Lopez again getting the nod to starting in goal, it means that Spanish No.1 and captain Iker Casillas starts on the bench again.

Also named as substitutes are Kaka, Daniel Carvajal and Alvaro Morata.

The strong Real Madrid starting XI includes summer recruit Isco, Luka Modric, Cristiano Ronaldo, Mesut Ozil, Angel di Maria and Karim Benzema.

Manchester City target Pepe and Sergio Ramos continues to play in the heart of the backline to help protect Lopez.

Real Madrid: 25. Diego Lopez 17. Alvaro Arbeloa 3. Pepe 4. Sergio Ramos 12. Marcelo 19. Luka Modric 23. Isco 7. Cristiano Ronaldo 10. Mesut Ozil 22. Angel di Maria 9. Karim Benzema.
Subs: 1. Iker Casillas 8. Kaka 15. Daniel Carvajal 16. Casemiro 18. Nacho 20. Jese 21. Alvaro Morata.

Granada: 13. Roberto 2. Allan Nyom 15. Pape Diakhate 5. Diego Mainz 16. Brayan Angulo 18. Manuel Iturra 8. Hassan Yebda 20. Piti 10. Yacine Brahimi 11. Dani Benitez 9. Youssef El Arabi
Subs: 1. Orestis Karnezis 4. Fran Rico 12. Diego Buonanotte 21. Riki 24. Jeison Murillo 27. Alvaro Garcia 28. Mohammed Fatau


Walter Hoyos joins SportingAlert as contributor for Spanish football and the Spain national team. I like to travel, one of the favourite things on my list, but I also like to just spend time with family and friends when I am not covering football games. Hope to dump into some of my readers some day.

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