Carlo Ancelotti names an unchanged Real Madrid line-up for tonight’s trip to Elche in La Liga.
Los Blancos’ 2-0 victory over Schalke in the Champions League midweek, coupled with injuries to key quartet Fabio Coentrao, Sergio Ramos, Sami Khedira, Luka Modric and James Rodriguez, means they remain as they were in Alicante.
A win for Madrid would see them reopen a four-point lead over Barcelona atop La Liga, while the Valencians could move seven clear of the relegation places with a shock scalp.
Elche: Tyton; Damian, Roco, Lomban, Albacar; Aaron, Pasalic; Adrian, Victor, Fajr; Jonathas
Real Madrid: Casillas; Carvajal, Pepe, Varane, Marcelo; Kroos, Silva, Isco; Bale, Benzema, Ronaldo
Referee: Iglesias Villanueva