Mariano starts up front

Valladolid vs Real Madrid Five youngsters on the bench

Valladolid vs Real Madrid line-ups confirmed: Mariano starts up front

Real Madrid are looking to narrow the gap at the top of LaLiga Santander to just three points when they take on Real Valladolid on Saturday night.

In the absence of Karim Benzema, among many others, Zinedine Zidane has put his faith in Mariano Diaz to lead the line.

Either side of the former Lyon striker will be Marco Asensio and Vinicius Junior.

Meanwhile, Isco is the only senior outfield player on the bench, with five academy youngsters having to make up the numbers due to Los Blancos’ injury crisis.

Diego Altube, Sergio Arribas, Blanco, Victor Chust, Hugo Duro and Miguel Gutierrez are the academy products on the bench.

Valladolid’s XI: Jordi Masip; Janko, Joaquin, Bruno, Nacho; Orellana, Kike Perez, Roque Mesa, Oscar Plano; Sergio Guardiola, Shon Weissman.

Real Madrid’s XI: Thibaut Courtois; Lucas Vazquez, Raphael Varane, Nacho, Ferland Mendy; Casemiro, Luka Modric, Toni Kroos; Marco Asensio, Vinicius, Mariano Diaz.

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