Leganés-Real Madrid: Gareth Bale drops to bench

LEGANÉS VS REAL MADRID

Leganés-Real Madrid: Gareth Bale drops to bench

Leganés-Real Madrid: Gareth Bale drops to bench

Chema Díaz

Diario AS

Real Madrid take on Leganés in tonight's rescheduled LaLiga week 16 clash at Butarque.

Gareth Bale has been dropped to the bench as Zinedine Zidane makes five changes to his Real Madrid side for tonight's rearranged LaLiga clash with Leganés.

Bale benching one of five changes by Zidane

Cristiano Ronaldo has been given the night off and is not in the squad for the week 16 fixture, which was postponed due to Real's involvement in the Fifa Club World Cup in December.

Goalkeeper Kiko Casilla takes over from the rested Keylor Navas and Theo Hernández replaces the injured Marcelo, while Raphael Varane, Isco and Karim Benzema also come in.

Along with Marcelo, Luka Modric was ruled out with a hamstring injury this week, joining Toni Kroos and Jesús Vallejo in the Real Madrid sick bay.

Leganés vs Real Madrid: confirmed teams

Leganés XI: Cuéllar, Tito, Siovas, Bustinza, Diego Rico, Gumbau, Gabriel, Eraso, El Zhar, Omar Ramos, Beauvue

Real Madrid XI: Kiko Casilla, Carvajal, Varane, Ramos, Theo, Casemiro, Kovacic, Isco, Lucas Vázquez, Asensio, Benzema

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