It looks like Carles Puyol has not recovered from the fractured cheekbone he suffered over the weekend -- there were rumours that the Barcelona captain would tough it out and play, but he doesn't even make the bench. For Real Madrid there is, unsurprisingly, no start for new midfielder Luka Modric. Instead, we get the standard double pivot of Xabi Alonso and Sami Khedira, both of whom should probably try to play better than in their first leg of this tie. Gonzalo Higuain will start up front, while Raul Albiol is nowhere to be seen. Thank goodness.