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LEGIA - REAL MADRID

Zidane excludes James and Marcelo from Legia trip

The French coach has decided to leave both James Rodriguez and Marcelo at home for the Champions League Group F clash in Warsaw, and there is a suprise callup for Tejero.

Zidane excludes James and Marcelo from Legia trip
FELIPE SEVILLANO

Legia Warsaw - Real Madrid

Zinedine Zidane has announced his 19-man squad to travel to Poland as his Real Madrid side come up against Legia Warsaw in the Champions League on Wednesday.

James and Marcelo don't travel 

Alvaro Tejero

The big news is that neither James Rodríguez nor Marcelo make the squad for the Group F encounter. Casemiro, Ramos and Modric are all still unavailable through injury while Pepe too was added to that list on Monday when it was confirmed he’d suffered a hamstring injury against Alavés. The centreback is set for a six-week spell on the sidelines.

Tejero gets call-up 

Castilla defender Álvaro Tejero is the surprise inclusion in the squad and is called up to the first team despite not being a regular starter for Madrid's reserves this season. Tejero, however, was one of Zidane's most trusted players during the Frenchman's time as Castilla coach. 

Real Madrid travel to Eastern Europe on Tuesday and will train at the Polish Army Stadium during the afternoon.

Zidane’s side come into the game with seven points on the board after two wins and a draw and are tied with Borussia Dotmund at the top of the group. Legia meanwhile sit rock bottom with zero points.

Real Madrid squad to face Legia Warsaw:

Goalkeepers: Keylor Navas, Casilla, Rubén Yáñez.
Defenders: Carvajal, Varane, Nacho, Coentrão, Danilo, Tejero.
Midfielders: Kroos, Kovacic, Asensio, Isco.
Forwards: Cristiano Ronaldo, Benzema, Bale, Lucas Vázquez, Mariano, Morata.