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Real Madrid squad named for Champions League match against Malmö

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Navas is out.

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Real Madrid released the squad list for Tuesday's meaningless match against Malmö. Real are already through the Group Stage and that should mean rotations are ahead.

Goalkeepers: Casilla, Rubén Yáñez and Álex Craninx.

Defenders: Pepe, Nacho, Marcelo, Arbeloa and Danilo.

Midfielders: Kroos, James, Casemiro, Kovacic, Cheryshev, Isco and Marcos Llorente.

Attackers: Cristiano Ronaldo, Benzema, Lucas Vázquez and Jesé.

As you can see, Keylor Navas has been left out of the list. He's been nursing a muscle injury and it makes sense to give him some rest and play Casilla to keep him motivated. Sergio Ramos has not been included either even though the rejoined the squad in training today, so the Spanish center-back will likely feature against Villarreal this next weekend. Bale is also out.

This would be a good chance for players like Jesé, Cheryshev, Vázquez and Kovacic to play some minutes and feel like they contribute regularly to this team, although they will likely stay on the bench in important games.