MADRID, Sept 18 (Reuters) -
Real Madrid coach Jose Antonio Camacho dropped England midfielder David
Beckham and Spanish striker Raul from his team to face Espanyol on
Saturday, following this week's painful 3-0 defeat at Bayer Leverkusen.
With Luis Figo, Zinedine Zidane and Iker Casillas also missing through
injury, it was a new-look Real team that took the field against Espanyol
England international Michael Owen, the club's latest galactico, made
his first start alongside Ronaldo up front, with Albert Celades,
Santiago Solari and Juanfran drafted into the midfield.
First-choice goalkeeper Iker Casillas lost his place when he dislocated
a finger during the warm-up. Cesar came in to replace the Spanish
international number one.
Real, the nine-times European champions, won their first two league
games 1-0 despite playing poorly but they were humiliated by Bayer
Leverkusen in their opening Champions League game in Germany this week.