Javier Saviola is in line for a rare start for Real Madrid for tomorrow night's Champions League clash with BATE Borisov.

Gonzalo Higuain has been ruled out of the game with injury and little-used Argentina striker Saviola said: "With the situation we're experiencing with those injured, it will open up possibilities for me to be in the starting team.

"Hopefully, the coach thinks the same thing. I'm always ready to work with the team. Ready to help."