Atletico Madrid vs Real Madrid: Real Madrid squad for Madrid derby confirmed

Karim Benzema
Karim Benzema returns for Real Madrid in the Madrid derby (Picture: GettyImages)

Atletico Madrid vs Real Madrid : Karim Benzema returns for Real Madrid against League leaders.

Real Madrid coach Zinedine Zidane has announced a 20-man squad to face Atlético de Madrid in LaLiga at the Wanda Metropolitano Stadium on  Sunday evening.

The Frenchman announced the list in a post via Real Madrid’s official website on Saturday.

Zidane’s men head to the game after playing a 1-1 draw with Real Sociedad last Monday, while Atletico Madrid won Villarreal 2-0 last Sunday.

Karim Benzema is back at Real Madrid after missing the last few games and is expected to start alongside Vinicius and Marco Asensio, although Zidane could give Rodrygo a chance to play on the right wing given how disheartening Asensio has been lately.

Other than that, Real Madrid is still waiting for Carvajal and Ramos to recover, so Lucas Vázquez and Nacho will surely start on the defensive line with Mendy and Varane.  Casemiro, Kroos and Modric should all feature in midfield unless Zidane decides to make some changes.

REAL MADRID SQUAD:

Goalkeepers: Courtois, Lunin, Altube.

Defenders: E. Militão, R. Varane, Nacho, Marcelo, Odriozola, F. Mendy.

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

Forwards: Benzema, Asensio, Lucas V., Vini Jr., Rodrygo, Hugo Duro.

The time of kickoff is 16:15 PM ( CET)

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