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Real Madrid announce squad for La Liga match against Alaves

No Odegaard or Marcelo on the list.

Real Madrid Pre-Season Training Session Photo by Helios de la Rubia/Real Madrid via Getty Images

Real Madrid have published their squad list for Saturday’s away match against Alaves, which will be the season opener for both teams.


Goalkeepers: Courtois, Lunin and Fuidias.

Defenders: E. Militão, Alaba, Nacho, Odriozola and Miguel Gutiérrez.

Midfielders: Modrić, Casemiro, Valverde, Lucas V., Isco and Blanco.

Forwards: Hazard, Benzema, Asensio, Jović, Bale, Vini Jr. and Rodrygo.

As expected, Martin Odegaard has not been included in the list even though he should be available. The Norwegian midfielder is on his way to Arsenal and the deal could be completed over the next few days.

Other than that, Luka Jovic is ahead of Mariano in Ancelotti’s rotation and Real Madrid still lack depth on their defensive line. Carvajal, Mendy, Marcelo and Vallejo are all out and Miguel Gutierrez will get a good opportunity to prove his worth as a starter.

Ancelotti will also have to find a replacement for Toni Kroos, who is out with an injury and whose presence will definitely be missed.


Date: 08/14/2021

Time: 22:00 CEST, 04:00pm EST.

Venue: Mendizorroza, Vitoria, Spain.

Available TV: Movistar La Liga, ESPN+

Available Streaming: ESPN+

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