James Rodríguez and Lucas Vázquez have failed to earn a place on the bench for Real Madrid, as Zinedine Zidane’s side take on Juventus in the Champions League final in Cardiff.
James and Vázquez out of favour
James’ absence ostensibly confirms that he will leave the Bernabéu this summer, an outcome that already appeared highly likely. It is the first time that the Colombian playmaker has been left out of the match-day squad for a big game, despite being fit to play.
Lucas Vázquez, for his part, had slipped below Marco Asensio in the pecking order in recent weeks.
Madrid bench still has ample depth
Yáñez, Pepe, Coentrao, Mariano, and Enzo Zidane also miss out.
The Real Madrid bench will be kept warm by Casilla, Nacho, Danilo, Kovacic, Asensio, Bale, and Morata. As such, Zidane has every position covered.