Zinedine Zidane made public the list to face Legia Warsaw on Wednesday before travelling to Poland on Tuesday morning. The Spanish giants won’t have available very important players in the squad, including Marcelo and James Rodríguez, who will stay in the capital.
Both were supposed to start the game in the Champions League but have some physical problems and the coach has decided to give them some rest. Marcelo spent injured around one month and he was only back three weeks ago, after the national teams fixtures.
Same applies for James Rodríguez. The Colombian couldn’t play with his national team but had a good performance one week ago against Cultural Leonesa in the Copa del Rey. Isco has overcame him in the last games and James is still spending some time on the bench. He was supposed to be back to the starting eleven against Legia, but he’ll have to wait until Sunday, when Real Madrid face Leganés.
Pepe is also out of the list. The Portuguese suffered an injury against Alavés last Saturday and he will be out of the pitch one month. So Pepe will miss the game against Atlético de Madrid in two weeks time. Sergio Ramos is still out with problems in the knee, so Nacho and Varane are the only full backs available.
Zinedine Zidane has called also Álvaro Tejero, a youngster from Castilla who can play both as a left back and full back. He made his debut with Real Madrid last year against Cádiz in the Copa del Rey.
Luka Modric or Casemiro are also injured, so Kroos, Isco and Asensio are expected to start the game against Legia Warsaw. Mateo Kovacic could also appear in the line up.
This is the full list for the game against Legia Warsaw:
Goalkeepers: Keylor Navas, Casilla and Rubén Yáñez.
Defenders: Carvajal, Varane, Nacho, Coentrão, Danilo and Tejero.
Midfielders: Kroos, Kovacic, Asensio and Isco.
Forwards: Cristiano Ronaldo, Benzema, Bale, Lucas Vázquez, Mariano and Morata.