Julen Lopetegui has named a 20-man squad for Tuesday’s Champions League Group G clash with CSKA Moscow in Russia (21:00 CEST), with Sergio Ramos and Gareth Bale both absent from the tournament holders’ travelling party.
Bale was taken off at half time of Saturday’s LaLiga draw with Atlético Madrid after complaining of a groin problem, while Lopetegui has opted to rest club captain Ramos for the match at the Luzhniki Stadium.
Marcelo (calf injury) and Isco (appendicitis) remain unavailable, but Álvaro Odriozola, Jesús Vallejo and Fede Valverde return after being left out of the squad for the Madrid derby.
Sergio Reguilón and Vinicius – who made his Real Madrid debut against Atlético – are again included.
Real Madrid squad to face CSKA Moscow:
Goalkeepers: Navas, Casilla, Courtois.
Defenders: Carvajal, Vallejo, Varane, Nacho, Odriozola, Reguilón.
Midfielders: Kroos, Modric, Casemiro, Valverde, Llorente, Asensio, Ceballos.
Forwards: Mariano, Benzema, Lucas Vázquez, Vinicius.