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Real Madrid squad named for Liga BBVA match against Athletic Bilbao

As expected, Bale, Pepe and Marcelo are still out.

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Real Madrid released the squad list for Saturday's home match against Athletic Bilbao. This might be the toughest test Zidane has faced since he took over Real Madrid but his players seem ready to play and then travel to face AS Roma next Wednesday.

Goalkeepers: Keylor Navas, Casilla and Yáñez.
Defenders: Varane, Ramos, Nacho, Carvajal, Arbeloa and Danilo.
Midfielders: Kroos, James, Casemiro, Kovacic, Modric and Isco.
Attackers: Cristiano Ronaldo, Benzema, Lucas Vázquez and Jesé.

Gareth Bale, Pepe and Marcelo are still recovering from their injuries and might need to miss more games before they are ready to play again.

Zidane confirmed that Kovacic will start in Isco's spot as the French manager tried to make some rotations to keep his players fresh now that Real Madrid will start playing twice a week again.

Other than that, it will be interesting to see who replaces Marcelo. Danilo, Nacho and Arbeloa are all options to play in the left side of the defensive line.

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