Good news for Real Madrid. Little by little, Zinedine Zidane is recovering some injured players. The last one to be included in the list is Fabio Coentrao, who played his last game in the 1st of April, almost seven months ago. Luka Modric, Sergio Ramos or Casemiro are still out of the team.
The French coach has published the list of players who will face Cultural Leonesa on Wednesday in Copa del Rey. The main surprise was the introduction of Fabio Coentrao, who has yet to play with Real Madrid this season. The Portuguese was also included for the trip to Dortmund in Champions League but he was lately discarded and he couldn’t even be on the bench. He was also set to return against Eibar, but he had to rest a bit more in order to not get worse.
Coentrao suffered a important muscular injury back in April when he was defending Monaco. In this time, he missed the Euro with Portugal but he was able to come back to Real Madrid. Los Blancos only have one left back, so there is some good news for Zidane.
Apart from Coentrao, the other surprise in the list for the game in León is Mariano Díaz. The forward is not having many opportunities in La Liga, where he only played some minutes against Celta Vigo. He could have some opportunities against Cultural Leonesa.
Very important player will rest on Wednesday. For instance, Zidane hasn’t called Bale, Benzema or Cristiano Ronaldo for the game. Keylor Navas or Marcelo will stay in Madrid as well training for the game on Saturday against Alavés in La Liga.
The full list is:
Goalkeepers: Casilla and Rubén Yáñez.
Defenders: Pepe, Varane, Nacho, Carvajal, Coentrao and Danilo.
Midfielders: Kroos, James, Kovacic, Asensio and Isco.
Forwards: Lucas Vázquez, Mariano and Morata.