Real Madrid welcome back Pepe and Isco for tonight’s visit of Malaga in La Liga, while Karim Benzema is only named as a substitute.
The Portuguese returns in place of Raphael Varane at centre-back, having missed Tuesday’s trip to Atletico Madrid in the Champions League quarter-finals, while Alvaro Arbeloa replaces Dani Carvajal.
Consequently, Carlo Ancelotti has reshuffled his pack, with James moving into attack and Gareth Bale seemingly switching to the left flank in order to accommodate Isco in central midfield.
Real Madrid: Casillas; Arbeloa, Ramos, Pepe, Marcelo; Modric, Kroos, Isco; James, Ronaldo, Bale
Subs: Navas, Carvajal, Nacho, Silva, Illarramendi, Jese, Chicharito
Malaga: Kameni; Rosales, Angeleri, Sanchez, Boka; Recio, Darder; Samu, Amrabat, Castillejo; Juanmi
Subs: Ochoa, Filipenko, Torres, Duda, Tissone, Horta, Guerra
Referee: Bikandi Garrido