Zidane protects Benzema at the Bernabeu with rotated side

Casilla, Nacho, Theo, Ceballos and Asensio come in from the Tottenham clash

Benzema is on the bench after the coach defended him on Saturday

Zinedine Zidane
Zinedine Zidane | AFP

Zinedine Zidane left Karim Benzema on the bench against Eibar and went for a rotated XI with five changes from the Champions League clash at the Santiago Bernabeu against Tottenham

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Marco Asensio was chosen in the Frenchman's stead after he was criticised following that game. Achraf, Marcelo, Kroos and Navas are the other players sitting out from that game.

Madrid's team is: Casilla, Nacho, Varane, Sergio Ramos, Theo, Casemiro, Modric, Ceballos, Isco, Marco Asensio and Cristiano Ronaldo.

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