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Real Madrid Femenino Announce Squad vs. Espanyol

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Kosovare Asllani is out and Olga Carmona is back.

Sevilla v Real Madrid - Primera Iberdrola Photo by Fran Santiago/Getty Images

Squad List

GK: Misa, Yohana

DEF: Kenti Robles, Babett Peter, Samara Ortíz Cruz, Ivana Andrés, Marta Corredera, Claudia Florentino

MID: Thaisa, Aurélie Kaci, Maite Oroz, Teresa Abelleira

FWD: Olga Carmona, Sofia Jakobsson, Marta Cardona, Lorena Navarro, Chioma Ubogagu, Jessica Martínez, Ariana Arias

Center-back Daiane is currently suffering from another meniscus injury and is likely out for the long haul.

After coming on as a decisive substitute vs. EDF Logroño, Kosovare Asllani has been excluded from the squad, while Malena Ortíz Cruz joins goalkeeper Sara Ezquerro as additional absentees.

On the positive front, Olga Carmona has finally returned, giving Real Madrid a direly needed boost at the left back position. It’s also good to see that Chioma remains in the team after making her return vs. Logroño, indicating that she hasn’t suffered any complications from intense match play.

Espanyol ranks 13th, only 4 points off of last-placed Deportivo. This match should provide a strong opportunity to pick up a relatively easy victory before Las Blancas have to run the gauntlet vs. Atlético Madrid and Levante.