Real Madrid Vs. Granada, 2012 La Liga: Lineups

With his team heavy favorites and a road game against Malaga looming in Copa Del Rey, Jose Mourinho has chosen an interesting team to face Granada. Gonzalo Higuain and Karim Benzema both start, presumably in a two-striker formation. Lassana Diarra will play right back, while youngster Raphael Varane gets a start. Granada are packing the midfield, though their wingers are dangerous. It'll be a tough task for them to get a result at the Bernabeu. Here are the lineups.

Real Madrid Lineup (4-2-2-2): Casillas; Marcelo, Ramos, Varane, Diarra; Alonso, Khedira; Ronaldo, Özil; Benzema, Higuain

Granada Lineup (4-5-1): Roberto; Nyom, Iñigo López, Diakhate, Siquiera; Mikel Rico, Yebda, Uche, Martin, Benitez; Ighalo

Kickoff is at 2:00 p.m. ET, 8:00 p.m. local time. You can catch the game on GolTV in both the USA and Canada, and it's on Sky Sports in the UK.

For more on Los Merengues, check out Real Madrid blog Managing Madrid.

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