The Real Madrid Lineup That Should Start Against Leganes

Zinedine Zidane
Real Madrid won the league after beating Villarreal | Denis Doyle/Getty Images

After clinching the title in midweek, Real Madrid are set to face off against Leganes on Sunday night in their final game of a successful league season.

Los Merengues will be treated to a guard of honour when they walk out at the Estadio Municipal Butarque on Sunday evening, after winning the league on Thursday against Villarreal.

The title was confirmed on Thursday against Villarreal | Denis Doyle/Getty Images

As you can probably guess, there is not much else for Real Madrid to play for, but the same cannot be said for Leganes who are fighting for survival at the foot of the table.

Here is the team that Zidane should put out on Sunday.

Sergio RamosSergio Ramos
Sergio Ramos has been on fire | Eurasia Sport Images/Getty Images

Thibaut Courtois (GK) – The Belgian has had a fine season at Real. He has kept the most clean sheets in Europe’s top five leagues and will be expected to keep that record going against Leganes.

Dani Carvajal (RB) – A solid option at right back, Carvajal will likely start this weekend after a very impressive season.

Raphael Varane (CB) – One of the most talented defenders in the world, Varane will look to cap off a fine season with a clean sheet on Sunday.

Sergio Ramos (CB) – The star of Real Madrid’s season, Ramos has scored some vital goals to push them towards the title – 10 in the league alone.

Ferland Mendy (LB) – Now the number one left back at the club, Mendy has gone from strength to strength this season under Zidane’s guidance.

Federico ValverdeFederico Valverde
Valverde looks set to start | Soccrates Images/Getty Images

Casemiro (CDM) – Casemiro is vital to Zidane’s system, and one of the very best defensive midfielders of his generation.

Luka Modric (CM) – Despite being one of the elder statesmen at the club, Modric has continued to perform at the highest level this season.

Federico Valverde (CM) – The Uruguayan has found himself in the starting XI more often than he might have expected recently, but he hasn’t disappointed and will be looking to show he is ready to started regularly for Los Blancos next season.

Benzema has been immense this seasonBenzema has been immense this season
Benzema has been immense this season | Quality Sport Images/Getty Images

Marco Asensio (RW) – The Spaniard scored the game-sealing goal against Villarreal.

Vinicius Junior (LW) – Vinicius provided a delightful assist for Asensio’s goal on Thursday and despite an injury hit season, he will have shown enough to make Eden Hazard worry about his starting role next year.

Karim Benzema (ST) – Benzema has shown that he can be the star man for Real Madrid this season, and his form since the restart has contributed hugely to Los Blancos clinching the title.


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