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Real Madrid squad named for Liga BBVA match against Real Sociedad

Los Blancos host Illarramendi, Granero and Co. before Sunday's tough match against Valencia.

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Real Madrid released the squad list for Wednesday's home game against Real Sociedad.

Goalkeepers: Keylor Navas, Kiko Casilla and Rubén Yáñez.
Defenders: Varane, Pepe, Nacho, Marcelo and Danilo.
Midfielders: Kroos, James, Bale, Casemiro, Kovacic, Modric and Isco.
Attackers: Cristiano Ronaldo, Lucas Vázquez, Benzema and Jesé.

Sergio Ramos and Dani Carvajal are still out and couldn't make the list, but Benítez will be able to start Raphaël Varane in the center of Real's defensive line. The French centerback has recovered from the problematic muscle injury he picked up a month ago and will battle with Pepe for the starting spot once Ramos makes his return to the list as well.

Expect Kroos, Modric, James, Bale, Ronaldo and Benzema to start upfront, although Benítez could also make some rotations ahead of Sunday's difficult away game in Mestalla against Valencia.

This should be a manageable match for Real Madrid if the players show commitment and intensity throughout the 90 minutes.

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