Real Madrid have just reported that Álvaro Arbeloa has been left out of the squad list to face Málaga CF. The Spanish full-back, afflicted with a fever, will not be able to sit on the bench in La Rosaleda. Therefore, the definitive 19-men squad list, from which Pacheco will likely be discarded in the last minute, will be the following:
Goalkeepers: Casillas, Keylor Navas and Pacheco.
Defenders: Varane, Pepe, Ramos, Coentrão, Marcelo, Carvajal and Nacho.
Midfielders: Kroos, James, Bale, Illarra, Isco and M. Llorente.
Strikers: Cristiano Ronaldo, Benzema and Chicharito.
As a result, the return of Dani Carvajal to the starting lineup seems most likely right now, while Nacho will be waiting on the bench for an opportunity in the second half. Arbeloa will probably return to the squad list to face UE Cornellà on Tuesday in the Copa del Rey, and he will definitely play if he is recovered.
Get better soon, Álvaro!