Captain Sergio Ramos is out of action following sustaining an injury for Spain in midweek while Karim Benzema also is not travelling having picked up a muscular knock in the recent defeat at Valencia.
Furthermore, Luka Jovic has tested positive for Covid-19 after returning to the club’s facilities following the international break.
In more positive news, Dani Carvajal and Nacho Fernandez are among those who have returned from injury, while Raphael Varane also travels despite having sustained a knock on international duty with France.
At his pre-match press conference, Madrid boss Zinedine Zidane told reporters, as quoted by Marca: “I’m not going to enter into that debate. But what I can say because I see that the schedule is too much.”
Real Madrid squad:
Goalkeepers: Courtois, Lunin, Altube
Defenders: Carvajal, Varane, Nacho, Marcelo, Mendy, Chust
Midfielders: Kroos, Modric, Odegaard, Isco, Aranda.
Forwards: Hazard, Asensio, Lucas Vázquez., Vinícius, Mariano, Rodrygo
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