Madrid rest star trio for Leganes trip

Cristiano Ronaldo, Gareth Bale and Toni Kroos have all been rested by Real Madrid for their midweek La Liga trip to Leganes.

The trio have been given a night off as the club embarks on a run of nine fixtures in 28 days ahead of Saturday’s Madrid derbi clash with Atletico.

Ronaldo is one booking away from a suspension while Bale has not yet fully recovered from an ankle injury. Former Bayern Munich midfielder Kroos has started 22 La Liga games this season.

Madrid right-back Dani Carvajal, born in Leganes, has been named in the squad despite also being one yellow card away from a suspension.

It is thought that Zinedine Zidane could hand starts to Alvaro Morata, Isco and James Rodriguez for the clash at Butarque.

Los Blancos lead the standings by two points having played a game less than title rivals Barcelona, while Leganes sit five points above the drop zone.

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