Jose Mourinho has once more decided to delay Fabio Coentrao’s comeback from injury, whilst Real Madrid again are also without Gonzalo Higuain.
Coentrao recently returned to training after a month out on the sidelines with a thigh injury, but was left out of the weekend’s squad that travelled out to Real Valladolid.
In a similar measure for the team’s Last 16 trip out to Celta Vigo on Wednesday, Mourinho has once more opted to leave the squad’s only fit senior left-back at home as a precaution.
Alvaro Arbeloa, youth team member Nacho and striker Jose Maria Callejon are candidates to take the berth this week.
Meanwhile, Higuain’s prolonged recovery from a hamstring tear sees him miss another game that he was otherwise thought to have been back in time for.
Real Madrid squad to face Celta Vigo: Casillas, Adan, Jesus, Varane, Pepe, Ramos, Carvalho, Arbeloa, Nacho, Khedira, Kaka, Ozil, Alonso, Essien, Modric, Callejon, Di Maria, Cristiano Ronaldo, Benzema, Morata
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