Champions League

Zidane omits Sergio Ramos and Kroos from Brugge squad

Gareth Bale is included in the group travelling to Belgium with defender Nacho getting his first call-up since October.

Real Madrid have made official the 19 man squad who will travel to Belgium ahead of the final Champions League Group A game on Wednesday (21:00 kick-off) with both Sergio Ramos and Toni Kroos absent in the list which does see Gareth Bale travel with the group.

As was speculated, Zinedine Zidane has decided to rotate his squad ahead of the last group game with the recent draw with PSG guaranteeing Madrid's place in the Round of 16 with both the Spain defender and German international getting a well earned break after playing 1,680 and 1,433 minutes of football this season already with the first team.

Busy schedule

After the Club Brugge game, a tricky LaLiga trip to Valencia awaits next weekend before the rescheduled El Clásico on December 18. The curtain comes down on the year for Real Madrid and his side with the visit of Athletic on December 22nd.

Castilla goalkeeper Altube is expected to be cut from the 19 man list with the likes of Asensio, James, Lucas Vázquez, Hazard, Marcelo and Mariano missing through injury or selection process

Real Madrid squad vs Club Brugge 

Goalkeepers: Courtois, Areola & Altube.

Defenders: Carvajal, Militao, Varane, Nacho, Odriozola & Mendy.

Midfielders: Modric, Casemiro, Valverde & Isco.

Forwards: Benzema, Bale, Jovic, Brahim, Vinicius & Rodrygo.