Real Madrid rest Gareth Bale for Osasuna clash

Gareth Bale has been rested by Zinedine Zidane for Wednesday night’s La Liga clash between Real Madrid and Osasuna.

The Welshman played the full encounters at both Paris Saint-Germain and Sevilla – the latter of which saw him sustain cramps, with a mutual agreement he would sit out the midweek clash.

Brahim Diaz and Mariano Diaz have also not been included in the 18-man squad despite being involved in recent training sessions, as outlined by Marca.

Ferland Mendy and Marcelo both miss out through injury, meaning that Nacho Fernandez is highly likely to be selected at left-back for the fixture.

Luka Jovic, Rodrygo Goes and Vinicius Junior will be among those hoping to earn game time during this clash – which pits two of the three remaining unbeaten sides in the division against each other.

Goalkeepers: Courtois, Areola, Altube

Defenders: Carvajal, Militão, Varane, Ramos, Odriozola, Nacho

Midfielders: Kroos, Casemiro, Valverde, James

Attackers: Hazard, Benzema, Rodrygo, Lucas V, Jović, Vinicius Jr

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