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Bale and Jovic return and will be available.

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Real Madrid have published their squad list for Wednesday’s match against Manchester City in the first leg of the Champions League’s Round of 16.

REAL MADRID SQUAD:

Goalkeepers: Courtois, Areola and Altube.

Defenders: Carvajal, Militão, Ramos, Varane, Marcelo and Mendy.

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

Forwards: Benzema, Bale, Lucas Vázquez, Jović and Vinicius Jr.

Luka Jovic and Gareth Bale are both back with the team after missing the past game against Levante. Bale has a chance to feature in the starting lineup but coach Zinedine Zidane could also choose to go with a 4-5-1 lineup with Casemiro, Kroos, Modric, Valverde and Isco in the midfield and Benzema leading the offense.

Real Madrid have played well with a 4-4-2 this season but Vinicius has been making a bigger impact than Bale lately and his fit alongside Benzema in that formation isn’t all that great, so it will be interesting to see what Zidane does with his lineup.

HOW TO WATCH, STREAM CHAMPIONS LEAGUE

Date: 02/26/2020

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

Venue: Santiago Bernabeu, Madrid, Spain.

Available TV: TNT (USA), TUDN (USA), Movistar Liga Campeones (Spain)

Available Streaming: Watch TNT (USA), Fubo.TV (USA).

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