Zinedine Zidane has made five changes to the side that was held by Athletic Bilbao on the weekend as Real Madrid prepare to host Borussia Dortmund.

The French manager has decided to rest a number of first-team players for the tie, with Dani Carvajal and Toni Kroos not even in the squad, while the likes of Luka Modric, Marcelo and Karim Benzema are on the bench.

As a result, the likes of Theo Hernandez, Mateo Kovacic, Borja Mayoral and Lucas Vazquez have received rare starts on the night, with Cristiano Ronaldo the experienced head up front.

Borussia Dortmund boss Peter Bosz, on the other hand, has recalled Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang among three others for the tie, with the Gabonese striker missing the weekend’s league game against Bayer Leverkusen due to suspension.

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