Zidane hopes three-man defence will help turn things around at Real Madrid

Sergio Ramos and Toni Kroos drop to the bench; Nacho and Fede Valverde come in

En Madrid ya está en Roma para jugar su último partido de pretemporada | Real Madrid

Zinedine Zidane has stuck with the system which worked against Salzburg for his final preseason friendly against Roma. Real Madrid will opt for a three-man defence with Carvajal and Marcelo deployed as wing backs.

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After keeping a clean sheet in their previous friendly, Madrid won't touch a system which could turn around their fortunes next season. Roma, their opponents this evening, will line up with a 4-2-3-1 formation. Nacho and Valverde replace Ramos and Kroos in the XI.

Despite being named in the squad, Gareth Bale will make do with a place on the bench. Hazard and Benzema will continue up front together.

If this formation doesn't work it'll be back to the drawing board with the LaLiga season just around the corner.

Here is the Madrid XI against Roma:


Nacho, Varane, Militao

Carvajal, Casemiro, Valverde, Modric, Marcelo

Hazard, Benzema



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