Raphael Varane is fit and back in the starting lineup as Real Madrid host Atletico Madrid in the UEFA Champions League semifinal first leg.
The French international replaces Nacho in Zinedine Zidane’s side and partners captain Sergio Ramos at the heart of the Real Madrid defence. Meanwhile, Isco has taken Gareth Bale’s place on the right side of Los Blancos’ front trio, with Karim Benzema and Cristiano Ronaldo for company.
Atletico Madrid manager Diego Simeone, meanwhile, has had to shuffle his defence, with Stefan Savic playing as the makeshift right-back in the absence of Juanfran and Sime Vrsaljko. Academy graduate Lucas Hernandez partners Diego Godin at the heart of defence, while the rest of the side is at full strength.
— Real Madrid C. F. (@realmadrid) May 2, 2017
— Atlético de Madrid (@atletienglish) May 2, 2017