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How Real Madrid could line up against Dortmund

Coach Zinedine Zidane is without Marcelo and Casemiro for the Champions League clash in Germany on Tuesday

Real Madrid return to action in the Champions League on Tuesday against Borussia Dortmund – and coach Zinedine Zidane will be seeking an improved performance after back-to-back draws versus Villarreal and Las Palmas.
Casemiro is out injured and Zidane must decide on the best way to replace the Brazilian in defensive midfield, where Toni Kroos could be utilised in a deeper role alongside Luka Modric and the in-form James Rodriguez.

Mateo Kovacic is another alternative in the holding role, while Zidane has to choose between Nacho and Danilo to stand in for Marcelo, who is also sidelined for the Champions League clash.
In attack, Cristiano Ronaldo will start after he was substituted by Zidane in the 72nd minute of Madrid’s 2-2 draw at Las Palmas on Saturday evening.
The Portuguese will be joined in attack by Gareth Bale and Karim Benzema as Real return to the arena where they lost 4-1 in the Champions League semi-finals in 2012-13 and then went down 2-0 in a 3-2 aggregate win en route to La Decima the following season

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