Champions League final team news: Cristiano Ronaldo, Gareth Bale and Diego Costa all start but Arda Turan misses out
Starts for Sami Khedira, Raphael Varane and David Villa as well
Saturday 24 May 2014
The Champions League final will feature all but one the stars from both teams with Arda Turan being the unlucky man to miss out through injury.
Despite Real’s Cristiano Ronaldo and Gareth Bale and Atletico’s Diego Costa being major doubts prior to the game, all start in tonight’s Madrid derby final.
Real's big guns are fit and ready to start with Karim Benzema being joined by pre-match injury worries Ronaldo and Bale up front.
Sami Khedira, who has only just back from a serious knee injury, comes in for the suspended Xabi Alonso and Raphael Varane has an unexpected start ahead of the vastly more experienced Pepe.
Costa is fit and is joined up top by David Villa who is handed a rare start by Diego Simeone in the place of Turan.
Raul Garcia comes in for Mario Suarez in the only other change from the victory over Chelsea in the semi-final.
The team line ups are...
Real Madrid: Casillas, Carvajal, Varane, Ramos, Coentrão, Khedira, Modric, Di María, Cristiano Ronaldo, Bale, Benzema
Subs: Diego López, Pepe, Marcelo, Arbeloa, Morata, Isco, Illarramendi
Atletico Madrid: Courtois; Juanfran, Godin, Miranda, Filipe Luis; Gabi, Tiago, Koke, Raul Garcia; Villa, Diego Costa
Subs: Aranzubia, Mario Suarez, Adrian, Rodriguez, Alderweireld, Diego, Sosa.
Referee: Bjorn Kuipers (Holland)
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