Mariano‘s late cameo during last Sunday’s Clasico, in which he scored with his first touches of the ball, has earned him a place in the Real Madrid squad for the visit to Real Betis.
The Dominican-Spanish striker’s presence in Zinedine Zidane‘s squad means Luka Jovic misses out just as he did against Barcelona.
Unavailable for Los Blancos are Dani Carvajal and Nacho with the flu, as well as Isco due to lower back pain.
Rodrygo and James Rodriguez are back in the squad while Marco Asensio and Eden Hazard are long-term absentees.
Real Madrid squad vs Real Betis:
Goalkeepers: Thibaut Courtois, Alphonse Areola, Diego Altube
Defenders: Eder Militao, Sergio Ramos, Raphael Varane, Ferland Mendy, Marcelo
Midfielders: Casemiro, Fede Valverde, Toni Kroos, Luka Modric, James
Forwards: Karim Benzema, Gareth Bale, Vínicius, Rodrygo, Lucas Vazquez, Mariano Diaz