Real Madrid return to La Liga action on Tuesday night when they take on Real Sociedad in the late game.
Karim Benzema has been left out of the Madrid squad and initial reports suggest he is not injured, but has indeed been rested by Carlo Ancelotti as the Italian plans for the upcoming Copa del Rey final against Osasuna and the Champions League semi-finals against Manchester City.
Vinícius and Eduardo Camavinga are both suspended, while David Alaba could be back for the Copa del Rey final, but he is not fit to play against La Real and Ancelotti won’t risk him so close to the Cup final.
Left-back Ferland Mendy is back running, but is not doing any ball work and has been left out of the squad for Tuesday’s fixture.
Predicted Real Madrid XI vs Real Sociedad
Courtois – Lucas Vázquez, Militao, Rüdiger, Nacho – Valverde, Ceballos, Tchouaméni – Asensio, Hazard, Rodrygo. (AS)
Kieran Quaile | GSFN