It's now official. Real Madrid released the squad list to face Manchester City in the return leg of the Champions League Semifinals.
Goalkeepers: Keylor Navas, Casilla and Yáñez.
Defenders: Varane, Pepe, Ramos, Nacho, Marcelo, Carvajal, Arbeloa and Danilo.
Midfielders: Kroos, James, Bale, Kovacic, Modric and Isco.
Attackers: Cristiano Ronaldo, Lucas Vázquez, Jesé and Mayoral.
Again, Cristiano Ronaldo has recovered in time and will be able to play at 100%, according to what Zidane said in the pre-match press conference.
On the other hand, Benzema and Casemiro will miss the game. While Benzema was expected to be out or at least not ready enough to complete the game, Casemiro's absence is totally unexpected and Zidane will have to make some decisions to replace his physical presence in the midfield, whether that's starting Isco and play with a more possession-oriented style or bring Kovacic in.
Real need to get a win as any scoring draw would get City to the Final.