Real Madrid published the squad list for Saturday's Madrid derby against Atletico.
REAL MADRID'S SQUAD LIST:
Goalkeepers: Keylor Navas, Casilla and Rubén Yáñez.
Defenders: Carvajal, Ramos, Varane, Nacho, Marcelo, Coentrão and Danilo.
Midfielders: James, Kovacic, Modric, Asensio and Isco.
Attackers: Cristiano Ronaldo, Benzema, Bale, Lucas Vázquez and Mariano.
As expected, Karim Benzema will be available while Pepe, Casemiro and Toni Kroos will miss the match. Sergio Ramos is also back with the squad after missing more than a month with a knee injury.
All things considered, coach Zinedine Zidane will have to rethink his midfield. Kovacic and Isco appear to be the favorites to play alongside Luka Modric but some reports coming from Spain suggest that Marco Asensio could also make the starting XI.
Benzema, Cristiano Ronaldo and Gareth Bale will almost surely start upfront with Lucas Vazquez waiting for a chance to change the course of the game later on.