Mou names 22 for Valencia

Jose Mourinho has called up 22 players for Real Madrid’s first match of the new season, as the team begin the defence of their title.

Los Merengues welcome Valencia to the Estadio Santiago Bernabeu on Sunday evening, with Coach Mourinho able to call up a full-strength squad.

Ricky Kaka is a notable inclusion in light of speculation linking him with a departure from the club this summer, but two others expected to leave shortly – Nuri Sahin and Ricardo Carvalho – are not included.

Squad to face Valencia

Casillas, Adan, Jesus, Pepe, Sergio Ramos, Marcelo, Coentrao, Albiol, Arbeloa, Varane, Kaka, Ozil, Xabi Alonso, Granero, Khedira, Lass, Callejon, Di Maria, Cristiano Ronaldo, Benzema, Higuain, Morata

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