The Brazilian international missed last weekend’s narrow 1-0 win over Granada due to a minor knock with boss Carlo Ancelotti tight lipped on his fitness in midweek.
Ancelotti hinted he would leave Vinicius Jr in Madrid as a precautionary measure ahead of their trip to face Paris Saint-Germain in Champions League action.
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Luka Jovic is expected to start in place of Benzema, with Casemiro and Vazequez both potentially starting the game, as Ancelotti aims to keep his experienced charges fresh ahead of facing PSG.