TEAM NEWS: Isco returns to partner Ronaldo and Benzema against Atletico

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A derby date at Santiago Bernabeu will see the two Liga foes looking to establish a first leg lead in their Champions League semi-final

Isco has returned to Real Madrid’s starting line-up for the first leg of their Champions League semi-final clash with Atletico Madrid.

The Spain international dropped to the bench for a 2-1 victory over Valencia last time out, but has replaced James Rodriguez in Zinedine Zidane's front three alongside Cristiano Ronaldo and Karim Benzema.

Raphael Varane also comes back in after nursing his way to full fitness following a hamstring complaint.

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Atletico, meanwhile, will be looking to their front pairing of Antoine Griezmann and Kevin Gameiro to do the damage at Santiago Bernabeu.

Real Madrid team: Navas; Carvajal, Ramos, Varane, Marcelo; Casemiro, Kroos, Modric; Isco, Ronaldo, Benzema. Subs: Kiko Casilla, Nacho, James, Kovacic, Lucas, Asensio, Moratta.

Atletico Madrid team: Oblak; Savic, Lucas, Godin, Luis; Gabi, Saul, Koke, Carrasco; Griezmann, Gameiro. Subs: Moya, Alberto Rodriguez, Tiago, Partey, Gaitan, Torres, Correa.

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