Real Madrid Vs. Levante, 2012 La Liga: Lineups

Sami Khedira and Angel di Maria have recently returned to full fitness, but Jose Mourinho apparently doesn't trust them to go 90 minutes just yet. Esteban Granero will make a start in the center of midfield next to Xabi Alonso, while both Karim Benzema and Gonzalo Higuain will start along with Cristiano Ronaldo and Mesut Özil. Benzema is expected to play out wide, while Higuain should play center forward.

Real Madrid Lineup (4-2-3-1): Casillas; Arbeloa, Pepe, Ramos, Coentrao; Granero, Xabi Alonso; Benzema, Özil, Ronaldo; Higuain

Levante Lineup (4-5-1): Munúa; Javi Venta, Ballesteros, Cabral, Del Horno; Farinós, Iborra, El Zhar, Valdo, Óscar Serrano; Koné

Kickoff is at 3:30 p.m. ET, 9:30 p.m. local time from Estadio Santiago Bernabeu in Madrid, Spain. You can watch the game on ESPN3 in the USA, GolTV in Canada or Sky Sports 1 in the UK.

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

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