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Alonso set for Madrid start

1 November 2013 17:25

Real Madrid coach Carlo Ancelotti has confirmed Xabi Alonso will make his first start for over five months against Rayo Vallecano.

The Spain international has been sidelined with foot and groin injuries but made a substitute appearance in Wednesday's 7-3 victory over Sevilla.

Alonso replaced Asier Illarramendi with 26 minutes remaining and is now set to feature from the first whistle on Saturday.

"I'm going to rotate, but not thinking about Tuesday's game (at Juventus)," said Ancelotti.

"I have fresh players and that's why some players who have not played against Sevilla will play.

"Xabi (Alonso) will start, I do not know whether to play 90 minutes, but he will start."

Gareth Bale, Cristiano Ronaldo and Karim Benzema all started in the thrashing of Sevilla and Ancelotti has not ruled out unleashing the trio against Real's city rivals.

"The three of them have played very well together," he added. "Tomorrow (Saturday) I will decide if they play together again. They are ok so there´s no problem."

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Info

Competition
Primera División
Date
2 November 2013
Game week
12
Kick-off
20:00
Half-time
0 - 2
Full-time
2 - 3

Goals

0 - 1
3' Cristiano Ronaldo
 (assist by L. Modrić)
0 - 2
31' K. Benzema
 (assist by G. Bale)
0 - 3
48' Cristiano Ronaldo
 (assist by G. Bale)
Jonathan Viera (PG) 53'  
1 - 3
Jonathan Viera (PG) 55'  
2 - 3

Lineups

# Player Bookings
13
21
2 77'
3 58'
5
8
10 88'
22
24
19 53' 55'
7
Coach: Paco Jémez
# Player Bookings
25
4
3
5
15 6'
14 11'
19 90+3'
11
22 62'
7 3' 48'
9 31'
Coach: C. Ancelotti

Substitutes

# Player Bookings
23
20
32
1
4
14
6
# Player Bookings
12 71'
24
17
1
20
21
23

Wednesday 1 October

Tuesday 30 September

23:57
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23:48
23:45
23:26
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22:27
22:15
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20:40
20:27
19:36
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Primera División table

# Team MP D P
3 6 +7 14
4 6 +2 13
5 6 +11 12
6 6 +4 12
7 6 +1 8

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