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Real Madrid squad named for Liga BBVA match against Athletic Bilbao

Ramos is not available.

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Real Madrid released the squad list to face Athletic Bilbao (tonight 21:00 CET) and it's the same one Benítez used last Saturday.

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

Considering that this match will probably be tougher than the one against Granada, expect Benítez to make no rotations against Athletic. Unless the Spanish manager decides to start Casemiro and keep either Vázquez or Isco on the bench to have a stronger midfield, the Starting XI should be similar to the one Benítez placed on the field last Saturday.

Ramos is finally not available with a shoulder injury. The defender tried to recover in time but decided to be patient instead and play it safe. That way, he will surely be available against Atlético de Madrid in the upcoming Derby that will be played a week and a half from now.

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