Reuters / Gleb Garanich
Real Madrid coach Carlo Ancelotti announced a list of 23 players for his team to face its host Elche on Saturday, in the 12th round of the Spanish Football League.
Real Madrid’s squad was emptied of the duo, French striker Karim Benzema, because of the bruise he sustained in his foot, which prevented him from participating in the team’s group training, and Uruguayan midfielder Federico Valverde, who was injured in the “El Clasico” match against Barcelona (2-1) on Sunday. Last, at the Camp Nou.
While the list witnessed the return of Croatian Luka Modric, in addition to Isco after recovering from injury.
Here is Real Madrid’s squad to face Elche:
Goalkeepers: Thibaut Courtois, Andre Lunin, Toni Voidias
Defenders: Dani Carvajal, Eder Militao, David Alaba, Jesus Vallejo, Nacho Fernandez, Marcelo, Ferland Mendy
Midfield: Toni Kroos, Luka Modric, Casemiro, Lucas Vazquez, Isco, Eduardo Camavinga, Antonio Blanco
Forwards: Eden Hazard, Marco Asensio, Luka Jovic, Vinicius Junior, Rodrigo Goes, Mariano Diaz.
Real Madrid, the defending champion, occupies the runner-up position in the league standings, with 21 points (gained from 10 matches), three points behind leaders Real Sociedad.
Elche occupies fifteenth place on the La Liga standings, with 10 points.