Real Madrid make just the one change for this afternoon’s trip to Cordoba in La Liga, with Sami Khedira replacing Isco.
The German has found himself on the periphery for much of the season, in no part due to a spate of injuries, but he is given a chance to impress in place of the former Malaga star, who misses out due to a muscle strain.
Elsewhere, Asier Illarramendi is named on the bench, despite speculation about his future at the Santiago Bernabeu going into overdrive in the last few days.
Cordoba: Juan Carlos; Gunino, Pantic, Crespo, Edimar; Deivid, Rossi; Bebe, Fede, Ghilas; Andone
Subs: Saizar, Pinillos, Abel, Vico, Fran, Garai, Silva
Real Madrid: Casillas; Carvajal, Ramos, Varane, Marcelo; Kroos, Khedira, James; Bale, Benzema, Ronaldo
Subs: Navas, Coentrao, Chicharito, Arbeloa, Nacho, Jese, Illarramendi
Referee: Hernandez Hernandez