Enzo Pérez has been ruled out of Valencia’s visit to the Bernabéu to play Real Madrid this weekend after picking up a muscle strain the loss to Real Sociedad in Mestalla during the midweek fixtures, handing Voro a further selection headache.
Club captain Pérez joins striker Simeone Zaza and attacking full back João Cancelo, both of whom are suspended for the Real Madrid game, on the sidelines leaving the Valencia boss without three of his key players.
In good news for Los Che, Voro has been able to include Rodrigo in a squad for the first time since the forward fractured an ankle in January while Dani Parejo is also available after serving a one-match ban against Sociedad. José Luis Gayá also returns after missing the side’s last few Liga fixtures through injury while youth team prospect Eugeni Valderrama receives a senior call-up.
Valencia squad for Real Madrid:
Alves, Jaume, Montoya, Gayà, Lato, Santos, Mangala, Garay, Eugeni, Parejo, Medrán, Carlos Soler, Orellana, Rodrigo, Bakkali, Nani, Munir and Santi Mina.