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Real Madrid squad named for Liga BBVA match against Deportivo

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Cheryshev is still out and Carvajal is back.

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Zinedine Zidane kept it simple for his first squad list as Real Madrid's coach.

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

As you can see, Carvajal is back after the injury he picked up during the Madrid Derby against Atlético. He will most likely return to the Starting XI as well given how disappointing Danilo's performances have been ever since the Brazilian defender signed for Real Madrid.

Cheryshev, Nacho, Arbeloa could not make it into the list while Kovacic is also out after being sent off during Real Madrid's 2-2 draw in Valencia.

Zidane confirmed that Bale, Benzema and Ronaldo will all start but he did not want to talk about the rest of his starting XI. Still, reports from Spain suggest that Pepe will start alongside Ramos in the center of Real's defensive line, meaning that Varane will stay on the bench.