Summer arrivals Vinicius Junior and Alvaro Odriozola have not been included in Real Madrid’s 19-man squad to face Roma.
Central defender Jesus Vallejo is also excluded from the squad, but it is the exclusion of €45m arrival Vinicius and Odriozola – signed from Real Sociedad in a €40m deal – which catch the eye.
Neither summer arrival has made their debut for the club, although Brazilian Vinicius has been appearing for the club’s Castilla team.
Midfielder Marcos Llorente is included, while striker Mariano Diaz will look to make his first appearance since returning to the club from Olympique Lyonnais.
Real Madrid squad: Courtois, Navas, Casilla, Carvajal, Ramos, Marcelo, Varane, Nacho, Kroos, Modric, Casemiro, Ceballos, Llorente, Isco, Asensio, Vazquez, Benzema, Bale, Mariano