Varane ruled out of Clasico

Real Madrid have confirmed that Raphael Varane will miss the Clasico against Barcelona on Saturday due to injury.

The defender pulled up in training on Thursday after two successive appearances for France during the international break, and Los Blancos’ official website have reported an “muscular injury in his left ankle”.

Elsewhere, Mateo Kovacic and Alvaro Arbeloa have been cut from the squad on technical grounds as 19 men are called up by Zinedine Zidane for the trip to Camp Nou.

Madrid squad for Barca in full: Navas, Casilla, Yanez; Pepe, Ramos, Nacho, Marcelo, Carvajal, Danilo; Kroos, James, Bale, Casemiro, Modric, Isco; Ronaldo, Benzema, Vazquez, Jese

Probable XI: Navas; Carvajal, Ramos, Pepe, Marcelo; Kroos, Modric, Casemiro; Bale, Benzema, Ronaldo

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