Real Madrid host Alaves after the FIFA break and before the real fun begins. This one will be the last manageable game for Zidane's side in a while, so the French coach could possibly rotate his squad in order to keep his players fresh for the demanding games ahead.
Madrid will visit Leganes next Wednesday and then they will host Atletico Madrid on Saturday in what could be a decisive Madrid derby. Then, they will face Bayern Munich, Sporting, Bayern again and Barcelona. A very tough stretch for Madrid and one in which Los Blancos will need to make a statement.
Luckily enough for Zidane, his roster is healthy. Sergio Ramos will rest tomorrow, as the coach announced during the pre-match press conference, but he is completely ready to go.
REAL MADRID SQUAD:
Goalkeepers: Casilla and Yáñez.
Defenders: Carvajal, Pepe, Varane, Nacho and Danilo.
Midfielders: Kroos, Kovacic, Modric, Asensio and Isco.
Forwards: Cristiano Ronaldo, Benzema, Bale, Lucas Vázquez, Mariano and Morata.
How to watch
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