Real Madrid-Athletic Bilbao: Zidane goes with all his stars

Zinedine Zidane has named a 19-man squad for Real Madrid's LaLiga clash with Athletic Bilbao at the Bernabéu tonight (21:30 CEST).

Zinedine Zidane.
Rodrigo Jiménez EFE

Real Madrid boss Zinedine Zidane has included all his chief stars in Los Blancos' squad for tonight's LaLiga clash with Athletic Bilbao at the Bernabéu (21:30 CEST), in what is the team's final fixture before facing Bayern Munich in the first leg of the Champions League semi-finals next Wednesday.

Achraf, Llorente, Ceballos and Mayoral left out

In addition to injury victim Nacho, Zidane has left Achraf Hakimi, Marcos Llorente, Dani Ceballos and Borja Mayoral out of his 19-man squad. The omitted quartet are four of the five first-team players (Jesús Vallejo is the fifth) to have featured the least for Real both in LaLiga and in all competitions this term.

Real Madrid squad to face Athletic Bilbao:

Goalkeepers: Navas, Casilla and Luca Zidane.

Defenders: Carvajal, Vallejo, Ramos, Varane, Marcelo and Theo.

Midfielders: Kroos, Modric, Casemiro, Asensio, Isco and Kovacic.

Forwards: Cristiano Ronaldo, Benzema, Bale and Lucas Vázquez.

Real Madrid players with the fewest first-team minutes in 2017/18

Achraf 577 Achraf 1,135
Vallejo 450 Llorente 971
Llorente 448 Vallejo 824
Ceballos 236 Mayoral 791
Mayoral 200 Ceballos 739