The Portuguese international has yet to score in this season's league and with Benzema back in the side he will be hoping the partnership clicks again as Madrid look for their 13th consecutive game away from home.
Its balance sheet ciphertext is eloquent before the 8th day of the Championship of Spain: in 99 official matches on the bench merengue, Zizou has won 74 wins, 17 draws and eight defeats, with 271 goals scored and 100 conceded.
Madrid, in the last few years, have shown they are the best team in the world.
Madrid became the first team the retain the trophy in its current guise in June when beating Juventus 4-1 under the watch of Zidane, who also enjoyed success in the competition during his playing days.
However, Diario Gol says a conversation he had with coach Zinedine Zidane at the end of last season had made up his mind for him.
The contract of Didier Deschamps expires in 2018 and Zidane is aware that he is one of the most reliable candidates to take over the Blues after the World Cup.
The final area of concern is defence and Real Sociedad right back Alvaro Odriozola is being targeted as a potential backup for Dani Carvajal.
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