Keylor Navas continues in goal for Real Madrid against Girona this evening but Raphael Varane and Luka Modric remain substitutes.
Navas had been tipped to finally make way for Thibaut Courtois, but the Costa Rican nonetheless keeps his No 1 jersey for the trip to Montilivi.
However, Nacho Fernandez and Isco are once more named ahead of Varane and Modric in defence and midfield respectively.
The sides last met in Catalonia almost 10 months ago to the day, with Girona stunning the then-Liga champions, courtesy of a 2-1 win.
Girona: Bono; Porro, Bernardo, Juanpe, Muniesa; Timor, Pons, Granell; Borja Garcia, Portu, Lozano
Subs: Gorka, Alcala, Stuani, Aday, Roberts, Aleix Garcia, Paik
Real Madrid: Keylor; Carvajal, Nacho, Ramos, Marcelo; Isco, Casemiro, Kroos; Bale, Benzema, Asensio
Subs: Courtois, Varane, Modric, Lucas Vazquez, Marcos Llorente, Mayoral, Ceballos
Referee: Martinez Munuera