Modric, Keylor left out of Real Madrid squad for Levante clash
Real boss Zinedine Zidane has chosen to rest Luka Modric and Keylor Navas for the LaLiga week 3 match at the Bernabéu on Saturday.
With Real facing seven games in 23 days, Zidane has opted to rest the pair - who were both in action for their countries during the international break - ahead of Wednesday night's Champions League opener against APOEL FC.
Casilla in line for first run-out of 2017/18
Navas' absence means that the goalkeeper's understudy, Kiko Casilla, is set for a first appearance of the new season.
Achraf Hakimi and Borja Mayoral have also been omitted, while Raphael Varane's return from a hamstring injury continues and Cristiano Ronaldo is still banned.
Vallejo makes comeback to Real Madrid squad
Jesús Vallejo is back in the champions' squad after regaining full fitness following a month out with a thigh strain, and captain Sergio Ramos returns from suspension.
Real Madrid squad to face Levante:
Goalkeepers: Casilla and Luca.
Defenders: Carvajal, Vallejo, Ramos, Nacho, Marcelo and Theo.
Midfielders: Kroos, Casemiro, Llorente, Asensio, Isco, Kovacic and Ceballos.
Forwards: Benzema, Bale and Lucas Vázquez.
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