No Casemiro, Isco or Militao to face Zaragoza.
Real Madrid have published their squad list for Wednesday’s match against Zaragoza in the Copa del Rey Round of 16.
REAL MADRID’S SQUAD LIST:
Goalkeepers: Courtois, Areola and Altube.
Defenders: Carvajal, Ramos, Varane, Nacho, Marcelo and Mendy.
Midfielders: Kroos, Modric, Valverde and James.
Attackers: Benzema, Lucas V., Jovic, Brahim, Vinicius Jr. and Rodrygo.
Zidane has decided to keep Casemiro, Isco and Militao in Madrid and they won’t be available for this match. Gareth Bale hasn’t recovered in time either.
All things considered, it looks like Zidane will have to start Valverde in Casemiro’s spot as a defensive midfielder. It’s likely that Benzema, Vinicius and Rodrygo start upfront, although James Rodriguez could also have a chance of featuring in the lineup. Marcelo will probably start on the left side of Real’s defensive line now that Mendy has taken control of the starting spot.
Real Madrid will need to take this game seriously if they want to advance, as Zaragoza are a quality team who might play in Primera Division next year.