Marco Asensio trained with the rest of the squad ahead of Real Madrid’s Champions League debut against APOEL Nicosia —Wednesday, 20:45 CET—. The Spanish wonder kid couldn’t complete Monday’s training session and was considered questionable for the game but he will finally be available, although coach Zinedine Zidane could decide to be cautious and keep him on the bench.
All things considered, Karim Benzema is Real Madrid’s only injured player at the moment. Cristiano Ronaldo and Marcelo will miss Sunday’s trip to play against Real Sociedad as they’re suspended but Benzema is the only player requiring treatment right now.
Real Madrid need to get an statement win after the two draws against Valencia and Levante. That’s why Luka Modric is expected to be back in the starting lineup, just like Casemiro, Keylor Navas and Varane. Still, Zidane will need his starters to have fresh legs next Sunday and some young reserves like Ceballos or Vallejo could get a chance to feature in the starting XI.