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How to Watch Real Madrid vs

How to Watch Real Madrid vs

When these sides met earlier in the season, Los Blancos ran out 4-2 winners at the Abanca-Balaídos.

Isco gave Real a deserved lead in the second half in the Madrid sunshine and Gareth Bale further raised spirits by sealing victory later in the game.

Bale played a pivotal role in delivering Real a third straight Champions League title last May, but despite scoring twice in the final against Liverpool, it was the fact Zidane started him on the bench which saw the Welshman admit afterwards he may leave in search of regular first-team football.

It is clear Zidane is giving those who have been out of the team a chance to prove themselves and bring back the good times.

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Since the end of his first period in charge, Real's success has somewhat faltered, with the holders being knocked out of the Champions League by Ajax at home and trailing Barcelona in La Liga. "They showed that today, those who had played less - Keylor, Marcelo, Isco, Marco [Asensio] - all of them".

Thibaut Courtois, who joined Madrid from Chelsea last summer but has struggled for form in recent games, has also been dropped, with Keylor Navas starting between the sticks for Saturday's game against Celta Vigo.

There is bound to be plenty of speculation linking Manchester United with a host of players this summer as they look to bolster their squad in the coming months.

That battle for the No 1 jersey will resume as the season draws to a close, while Zidane has 10 more games to evaluate his squad before he considers what changes need to be made.