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The club's €30 million summer signing will play in the centre of the pitch alongside Xabi Alonso for Jose Mourinho's side, with Marcelo operating at left-back

Summer signing from Benfica, Fabio Coentrao, starts in the heart of Real Madrid's midfield against Zaragoza at La Romareda this evening.

Coentrao will play alongside Xabi Alonso, while Brazilian Marcelo retains his place at left-back. Angel Di Maria, Mesut Ozil and Cristiano Ronaldo will feature behind lone striker Karim Benzema in the opening La Liga match of the season for Jose Mourinho's side.

Zaragoza (5-3-2):
 Roberto; Juarez, Da Silva, Fernando Meira, Paredes, Abraham; Ponzio, Barrera, Franco; Lafita, Uche

Subs: Leo Franco, Pinter, Lanzaro, Joel, Edu Oriol, Kevin, Orti

Real Madrid (4-2-3-1):
 Casillas; Sergio Ramos, Pepe, Carvalho, Marcelo; Xabi Alonso, Coentrao; Di Maria, Ozil, Ronaldo, Benzema

Subs: Adan, Arbeloa, Albiol, Varane, Kaka, Callejon, Higuain