TEAM NEWS: Morata & James back on the bench for Madrid derby

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Reports had suggested the pair would be rewarded for their recent form with starts but Karim Benzema and Isco join Cristiano Ronaldo up front

Real Madrid have left Alvaro Morata and James Rodriguez on the bench for the second leg of their Champions League semi-final against Atletico Madrid.

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Reports had suggested both could start given the Blancos's 3-0 lead from the first leg, but Karim Benzema and Isco have been preferred.

Elsewhere, Danilo deputises at right-back for the injured Dani Carvajal.

Atletico, meanwhile, have named Fernando Torres in their starting XI as they go in search of a miraculous comeback.

Yannick Ferreira Carrasco is also fit to start after missing the clash at Santiago Bernabeu with a shoulder injury.

Atletico Madrid: Oblak; Gimenez, Godin, Savic, Filipe; Gabi, Saul, Koke, Carrasco; Griezmann, Torres.

Real Madrid: Navas; Danilo, Ramos, Varane, Marcelo; Kroos, Casemiro, Modric; Isco, Ronaldo, Benzema.

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