Real Madrid Manager Zinedine Zidane has not called up Karim Benzema, Cristiano Ronaldo and Toni Kroos for the Spanish La Liga clash pitting his team against Real Sociedad at Anoeta.
With an eye on the Wednesday 4 May Champions League clash with Manchester City, the three are left out as part of precautionary measures, with the competition being the club’s realest chance at silverware this season.
Ronaldo has missed the last two matches with a thigh strain while Benzema was withdrawn at half time in the first leg clash against Manchester City with Kroos rested after playing over 40 matches already in the season.
Real Madrid are a point below joint La Liga leaders Barcelona and Atletico Madrid and while Zidane would want to bag a win in San Sebastian while still gunning for a win in the Wednesday clash to guarantee a place in the final as the club seeks an 11th European title.
Full team ahead of Real Sociedad game:
Goalkeepers: Keylor Navas, Casilla, Yáñez.
Defenders: Varane, Pepe, Ramos, Nacho, Marcelo, Carvajal, Danilo.
Midfielders: James, Casemiro, Bale, Kovacic, Modric, Isco.
Forwards: Lucas Vazquez, Jese, Borja Mayoral.
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