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CONFIRMED: Real Madrid line-up against Cordoba – Khedira on bench, Di Maria not in squad!

This is how Real Madrid will line up against Cordoba, with Arsenal-linked Sami Khedira on the bench, while Manchester United-bound Angel di Maria was left out of the squad.

Real Madrid will be looking to kick off their 2014-15 La Liga campaign with victory over Cordoba at the Santiago Bernabeu tonight.

Carlo Ancelotti’s side will head into the match as heavy favourites and will be backed to win by a comprehensive margin by many football followers.

Last season Madrid finished third in the league, but that disappointment was compensated by their Champions League and Copa del Rey double.

However, this time Los Blancos will be keen to reclaim the league title they last won in 2012. The Spanish giants have splashed the cash to order to sign World Cup stars Toni Kroos, James Rodriguez and Keylor Navas so far this summer - they already had three of the best attacking players in the world in Cristiano Ronaldo, Gareth Bale and Karim Benzema.

Cordoba secured promotion from the Spanish Segunda Division at the end of last season and will be huge underdogs at the Bernabeu.

Here is how Madrid will line up tonight:

Real Madrid XI:

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