Zinedine Zidane has made an unusual squad list for the La Liga match against Levante. Five player from Real Madrid Castilla have been included in the list to replace the six first-team footballers who are sidelined due to injury.
Luka Modric and Karim Benzema have joined Gareth Bale and Marcelo in Real Madrid’s infirmary. On the other hand, Pepe will make his return and is expected to feature in defence alongside Raphael Varane. Sergio Ramos and Daniel Carvajal will miss the match through suspension.
Apart from Borja Mayoral, who made his debut last weekend against Atletico Madrid after Karim Benzema fell injured, Zidane has also called Martin Odegaard, Marcos Llorente, Alvaro Tejero and Ruben Yanez.
Goalkeepers: Keylor Navas, Kiko Casilla and Ruben Yanez.
Defenders: Raphael Varane, Pepe, Nacho Fernandez, Danilo and Alvaro Tejero.
Midfielders: Toni Kroos, James Rodriguez, Lucas Vazquez, Casemiro, Mateo Kovacic, Isco, Martin Odegaard and Marcos Llorente.
Forwards: Cristiano Ronaldo, Jese Rodriguez and Borja Mayoral.
Mayoral could get a chance to feature from the start, although Zidane could also opt to display Jese or Lucas Vazquez as wingers and Ronaldo as a pure number 9.