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INSIDER: Real Madrid coach Zidane will start Bale against Man City

Real Madrid coach Zinedine Zidane is set to start Gareth Bale against Champions League opponents Manchester City.

Real will host City for the first-leg of their round 16 tie on Wednesday night.

And Okdiario's chief pundit Eduardo Inda, speaking on El Chiringuito, revealed Bale will start - with Isco dropping to the bench.

He declared: "Bale will start against Manchester City. He will be (Karim) Benzema's partner up top.

"The rest of the eleven will be: Courtois; Carvajal, Varane, Ramos, Mendy; Casemiro, Valverde, Kroos, Modric; Bale and Benzema..."

It's suggested Zidane is going with Bale as he believes the Welshman always performs in big games.

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