TEAM NEWS: Jose Mourinho Rests Cristiano Ronaldo, Mesut Oezil For Real Madrid Against Athletic Bilbao

Midweek hero Emmanuel Adebayor given the nod at San Mames as Gonzalo Higuain starts from the bench...
Real Madrid coach Jose Mourinho has made several massive changes to his starting line-up to face Athletic Bilbao.

Cristiano Ronaldo, Xabi Alonso, Marcelo and Mesut Oezil have all been left out of the first XI to take on Los Leones at San Mames, but the Portuguese tactician has also adopted a 5-4-1 formation with three centre-backs, Pepe, Albiol and Garay infront of Casillas.

Athletic Bilbao (4-4-2):
Iraola, San Jose, Ekiza, Castillo; Gurpegi, Javi Martinez, Orbaiz, Muniain; Llorente, Toquero

Real Madrid (5-4-1): Casillas; Sergio Ramos, Pepe, Albiol, Garay, Arbeloa; Di Maria, Granero, Lass, Kaka; Higuain

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