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Real Madrid announce squad for La Liga match against Athletic Bilbao

Bale is back with the team

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Real Madrid published the squad list for Saturday's match against Athletic Bilbao.


Goalkeepers: Navas, Casilla and Yáñez.

Defenders: Carvajal, Ramos, Nacho, Marcelo and Danilo.

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

Forwards: Cristiano Ronaldo, Benzema, Bale, Lucas Vázquez and Morata.

This will be a very important match for Madrid. Athletic will be tough to beat an San Mames and Real Madrid need every point they can get in order to keep or even increase their lead in the table.

Gareth Bale is back with the team after missing last week's game against Betis and it seems that Nacho and Ramos are set to start in the center of Madrid's defensive line once again. Nacho will have his hands full against the very physical Aritz Aduriz, so Ramos and also Casemiro should provide some help on aerial balls.

Coach Zinedine Zidane did not want to announce whether the BBC will start upfront or not.

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