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Real Madrid’s predicted XI vs Sevilla

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After a rather disappointing night at Parc des Princes, losing 3-0 to Paris Saint-Germain, Real Madrid will have to make another difficult away trip.

But this time, Zinedine Zidane and co. will stay in Spain and travel to Sevilla, who currently lead La Liga.

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Indeed, Los Blancos have lost each of their last four visits to Estadio Ramon Sanchez-Pizjuan since the 2014/15 season.

Zidane would likely have hoped for a more straightforward fixture after their nightmare in France but there is no escaping it.

On the bright side, Zidane will at least have some of his players back for the clash.

With all of that in mind, here’s what we think Real Madrid’s starting XI will look like come Sunday night:

Thibaut Courtois didn’t really cover himself in glory in the French capital but it’s still highly unlikely that Alphonse Areola will usurp him between the sticks.

His back four, however, will definitely see some changes since Sergio Ramos is making a comeback into the squad after serving his suspension in the Champions League. Alongside him, the usual suspects – Daniel Carvajal and Ferland Mendy, who’s still replacing the injured Marcelo – should play at right and left-back respectively with Raphael Varane partnering their captain in central defence.

The midfield should also stay the same, with Toni Kroos, Casemiro and James Rodriguez all featuring, and unless something major happens to disrupt it, the same should be expected of their front line.

Eden Hazard is bound to start on the left flank once again, with Karim Benzema manning the centre-forward position and Gareth Bale as the right wide man, rounding out Zidane’s XI.

He will be hoping, however, that results finally start going his way.

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