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Real Madrid squad named for Liga BBVA match against Atlético de Madrid

Marcelo, Pepe and Bale are out, Benzema is available.

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Real Madrid released the squad list for Saturday's Madrid Derby against Atlético de Madrid.

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

Karim Benzema had enough time to recover from the injury that kept him out of Real's squad last weekend and will be available. Zidane will almost surely start the French striker given how important he is to the team's offensive system.

In the end, Marcelo, Bale and Pepe will have to miss this Derby. Some reports suggested that Pepe could have been ready to play but the Portuguese defender will have to wait. Marcelo's muscular problems will also keep him out of the team.

Gareth Bale will not be available either even though it looked like he Welshman was going to have more than enough time to get ready for this match after picking up another calf injury weeks ago.

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