What is Real Madrid’s best starting XI for the 09/10 season?

Ollie Irish

21st, August 2009

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How to squeeze so many superstars into just one team? That’s the major challenge facing Real Madrid boss Sam the Eagle.
Here’s the default team I would go with (based on Real’s squad at time of posting):
My XI (in a 4-2-3-1 formation):
Iker Casillas
Sergio Ramos, Pepe, Raul Albiol, Alvaro Arbeloa
Lassana Diarra, Xabi Alonso
Cristiano Ronaldo, Kaka, Arjen Robben
Karim Benzema


Pretty fearsome XI, wouldn’t you say? And no starting place for Raul, Christoph Metzelder, Ruud van Nistelrooy, Wesley Sneijder, Gonzalo Higuain or Rafael van der Vaart.
Of course, 4-2-3-1 is just one way for Pellegrini to play. A more standard 4-4-2 is also possible, especially if the coach feels pressured into starting club captain Raul. The problem with a straight 4-4-2 is, where do you play Kaka? On the wing is not his best position, and I wouldn’t want him in the heart of my midfield. Playing just off the main striker in a 4-4-1-1 formation is perhaps Kaka’s best role, but that’s also the best role for Raul. Hmm, this will get political.
Anyway, that’s my shout. Let’s hear your starting XIs and comments…
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32 Comments

  1. Gregoir says:

    How about a good old 4-3-1-2 going for overall talent over form
    Casillas
    Ramos,Pepe,Heinze,Marcelo
    Ronaldo,Gago,Robben
    Kaka
    Higuain,Benzema
    Alonso not good enough for mine, i find it a bit worrying that everyone is saying Raul is not good enough.

  2. El big Al says:

    I would play a balls out 3-4-1-2 formation, and just rely purely on scoring more than the opposition!
    Cassilas;
    Ramos, Albiol, Metzelder;
    Sneijder, Alonso, L.Diarra, Marcelo;
    Kaka
    Benzema, Ronaldo
    bench – Dudek, Arbeloa, robben, van der vaart, van nistelrooy, higuain, Gago

  3. Mikisto says:

    Well, considering that Raúl is their top scorer so far, it would be silly to leave him out, so i would go for something like
    Casillas;
    Ramos-Pepe-Albiol-Marcelo;
    Xabi-Lass;
    Kaka;
    CR-Raúl-Higuain
    bench – dudek, Arbeloa, Metzelder, Granero, Gago, Benzema & Robben

  4. Nicko says:

    Casillas
    Ramos garay albiol arbeloa
    Lass alonso
    Cron kaka
    Raul benzema

  5. I think I would go for the same as Ollie except maybe with Metzelder instead of Albiol… but maybe not.
    I feel like an idiot leaving especially Sneijder, Van der Vaart and Higuain on the bench, but that’s how it has to be I guess…

  6. Joaq says:

    Sneijder over Diarra for me anyday of the week.

  7. Eerco says:

    This is easy, RM should use both Robben and Ronaldo.
    Also Hiquain is more capable of scoring goals then Benzema.
    Casillas
    Ramos,Pepe,Arbeloa,Albiol
    Lass, Alonso
    Kaka
    Robben,Higuain,Ronaldo

  8. Barça fan says:

    Casillas
    Ramos, Pepe, Albiol, Arbeloa
    Xabi – Lass – Kaka
    Ronaldo – Benzema – Higuain
    Being a barça fan I see a better competition playing a 4-3-3 than the pretty un-organised formation they have been using this pre-season.

  9. PK says:

    St. Iker
    Ramos Pepe Albiol Marcelo
    Lass(/Xabi)
    Ronaldo Kaka Robben
    Raul(/Higuain) Benzema

  10. cpj says:

    how could u not pick hinguain. he was ur top scorer last season i think. for me ur defence still looks a bit weak. i would like vdv to stay there and be a regular starter.
    but still as a nuetral fan i think barca are still good than madrid.but i hope i am wrong.

  11. nicholas says:

    my first XI for real madrid is.
    (4-2-2-2)
    Casillas
    Sergio,Albiol,Pepe,Marcelo
    Kaka,Xabi Alonso
    Ronaldo,Robben,
    Benzema,Raul/Higuain
    Maybe this is the fittest formation for Real madrid currently.

  12. mark says:

    watever line up u pick u will lose. i say u all lolipop stick in ur candyass and sing fuck off madrid ,fuck off madrid. losers.

  13. Jack says:

    I dont really care about madrid or barcelona, wheres the non-top four plus spurs line ups?!

  14. Nando says:

    ———–Casillas————
    Ramos – Pepe – Albiol – Drenthe
    ——–Alonso–vdVaart——–
    ————Kaka—————
    –Cron—-Benzema——Robben–
    or…
    ———–Casillas————
    Ramos—Pepe—-Albiol–Drenthe
    ——–Diarra—vdVaart——-
    –Cron——-Kaka——Robben–
    ————-RvN—————

  15. Anonymous says:

    Casillas
    Ramos Pepe Albiol Marcelo
    Lass Alonso
    Sneijder
    Ronaldo Benzema Kaka

  16. Anonymous says:

    Casillas
    Ramos Pepe Albiol Arbeloa
    Ronaldo Kaka Alonso Robben
    Benzema Raul

  17. Paul says:

    ———–Casillas————
    Ramos—Pepe—-Albiol–Marcelo
    ——–Lass—Alonso——-
    –Cron——-Kaka——Robben–
    ————-Benzema—————

  18. Joe says:

    After all that spending, their back 4 still looks toilet.

  19. Drummer Boy says:

    Casillas
    Ramos Albiol Pepe Marcelo
    Alonso Robben
    Kaka
    Ronaldo Benzema Higuain

  20. naren says:

    Fantastic

  21. Anonymous says:

    Iker Casillas
    Sergio Ramos, Pepe, Garay,
    Xabi Alonso,
    Cristiano Ronaldo, Kaka,
    Raul, Van Der Vaart,
    Karim Benzema, Van Nistelrooy

  22. Anonymous says:

    Iker Casillas
    Sergio Ramos, Pepe, Garay,
    Xabi Alonso,
    Cristiano Ronaldo, Kaka,
    Raul, Van Der Vaart,
    Karim Benzema, Van Nistelrooy

  23. Anonymous says:

    Best Ever

  24. BigBoiIrish says:

    Castillas,Ramos,Garay,Abiol,Marcelo,C.Ron,Kaka,Alonso,Benzema,Raul or Rudd 4.3.3 or diamond with Dairria as CDM

  25. bigboirish says:

    Barca will still win the leauge have real small squad but consistent players need keirison back from benfica and carcares from jueve get rid of abidal he’s keek like maxwell good LWB buy maybe need a Douglas costa or a lulhina next window but they’ll win the leauge but united is going to win the CL this year alla Madrid c.ron alla Madrid u judas cunt MUFC 4 LIFE NIFC

  26. austin haigh says:

    casillas
    ramos pepe abiol marcelo
    ronaldo kaka van da vaart snijder
    benzema

  27. myrecks hodge says:

    well guys lisen the ideal real madrid line up……at least this is what well be seeing this season.
    Casillas
    S. Ramos…. Pepe…..Albiol……Arbeloa/marcelo
    kaka…..lass diarra……..xabi alonso….ronaldo
    benzema…….. raul
    higuain can trade with ether foward……grandero willl be coming in at minute 70 or 75 at midfield

  28. Lloydey says:

    i would say-
    Casillas
    ramos pepe garay arbeloa
    ronaldo alonso robben
    kaka
    benzema raul
    with hugain. van der vart .van nisterooy .diarra on bench

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  31. bardh says:

    __________________________casillas___________________________

    s.ramos______________pepe____________r.albiol_________marcelo

    ___________________________alonso_____________________________

    kaka______________________________________________van der vaart

    __________________________ronaldo______________________________

    ________________benzema________________higuain_____________?

  32. Lofty118 says:

    CASILLAS
    RAMOS PEPE METZELDER ALBIOL

    ALONSO

    RONALDO KAKA HIGUAIN

    BENZEMA RAUL

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