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Real Madrid announce squad for Madrid Derby against Atletico de Madrid

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Valverde is back.

Real Madrid v SD Huesca - La Liga Santander Photo by Diego Souto/Quality Sport Images/Getty Images

Real Madrid have published their squad list for Saturday’s home match against Atletico de Madrid in what will be the first Madrid Derby of the current 2020-2021 season.

REAL MADRID SQUAD:

Goalkeepers: Courtois, Lunin and Altube.

Defenders: Carvajal, E. Militão, Sergio Ramos, R. Varane, Nacho, Marcelo, Odriozola and Mendy.

Midfielders: Kroos, Modrić, Casemiro, Valverde and Isco.

Forwards: Benzema, Asensio, Lucas V., Vini Jr. and Rodrygo.

Valverde is back with the team after missing the last month of action with a small shin fracture. The midfielder might not feature in the starting lineup just yet though, as he will likely need to improve his form and conditioning before he can play 90 minutes. His physicality will be useful throughout the game though, so Valverde will be expected to play relevant minutes.

Other than that, coach Zidane could decide that it’s time for Carvajal’s return to the starting right-back spot, although Vazquez’s brilliant performance against Gladbach last Wednesday could give him some more time even if he’s not a pure defender.

HOW TO WATCH, STREAM LA LIGA

Date: 12/12/2020

Time: 21:00 CET (local time), 03:00opm EST.

Venue: Alfredo di Stefano, Madrid, Spain.

Available TV: BeIN Sports (USA), Movistar La Liga (Spain)

Available Streaming: BeIN Sports Connect (USA), Fubo.TV (USA).

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