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Real Madrid announce squad for La Liga match against Espanyol

Gareth Bale is back.

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Real Madrid just published the squad list for Saturday's La Liga match against Espanyol and confirmed that Welsh star Gareth Bale will be available after missing the last few months with an ankle injury.


Goalkeepers: Casilla, Yáñez and Luca Zidane.

Defenders: Carvajal, Pepe, Varane, Nacho and Marcelo.

Midfielders: Kroos, Kovacic, Casemiro, Asensio, Isco and James.

Attackers: Cristiano Ronaldo, Bale, Lucas Vázquez, Morata and Mariano.

Zinedine Zidane will rest Keylor Navas, Luka Modric and Karim Benzema for this one ad neither one of those three players will be with the squad. Spanish striker Alvaro Morata will surely be hoping to start the game and prove that he can compete with Benzema for the starting spot, although the Frenchman completed a very good performance against Napoli last Wednesday in the UEFA Champions League.

It's clear that Zidane wants to rotate his players as Los Blancos will play a tough away match in Valencia next Wednesday.

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