Bale in, Kroos out for Celta?

Real Madrid will reportedly drop Toni Kroos for Saturday’s visit of Celta Vigo, while Gareth Bale is in line to make his comeback.

With Los Blancos’ Champions League last-16 second leg against Roma just around the corner, Marca claims Zinedine Zidane is planning to rest some of his key players at the weekend and, for this reason, will rest the midfielder.

Kroos missed training on Friday, and his place is expected to be filled by Luka Modric, who was absent from the 3-1 win at Levante on Wednesday.

Bale has also resumed full training this week after recovering from a calf injury and will be given a runout against Celta ahead of a start in the Champions League.

Finally, Marcelo has overcome a muscle strain in time for Saturday and will return at left-back.

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