If something works, why change it? Real Madrid came out of the Champions League tie against Liverpool with another win at the Santiago Bernabéu. Just four days later, Carlo Ancelotti repeats the same line-up at the Camp Nou, in a key classic for his options in LaLiga.
Nine points behind Barça in the standings, the whites cannot fail, which is why for this match the Italian coach keeps the old guard on the field. There is no fatigue that is worth it when there is a stoppage of selections ahead.
For all this Modric and Kroos repeat in the center of the field, to the detriment of Ceballos, international with De la Fuente. Nor does Asensio enter the eleven, in an expected decision.
Thus, the eleven will be made up of Courtois, Carvajal, Rudiger, Militao, Nacho, Camavinga, Kroos, Modric, Valverde, Vinícius and Benzema. Lunin, Lucas Vázquez, Rodrigo, Mendy, Hazard, Asensio, Odriozola, Tchouameni, Mariano and Luis López will be on the bench