The French striker joins Sergio Ramos, Eden Hazard, Marcelo, Dani Carvajal, Fede Valverde, Rodrygo Goes, Alvaro Odriozola and Eder Militao on the absentees list for Los Blancos.
📋 Lista de 19 convocados de Zidane
❌ Sin Benzema, Ramos, Hazard, Marcelo, Carvajal, Valverde, Rodrygo, Odriozola y Militao
— El Partidazo de COPE (@partidazocope) February 19, 2021
The squad is bolstered with five players from the club’s Castilla side with left-back Miguel Gutierrez and central defender Victor Chust included alongside midfield duo Sergio Arribas and Antonio Blanco, and striker Hugo Duro.
Benzema’s injury is the 41st the club have suffered this campaign and has once again reduced their squad to the bare bones and exposed depleted numbers following the January loan exits of Luka Jovic and Martin Odegaard.