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Real Madrid: Bale makes Zidane's City squad but James misses out

The Welshman, Isco, Vincius and Luka Jovic have been included for the Champions League last 16 clash but James, Nacho and Rodrygo are excluded.

Real Madrid: Bale makes Zidane's City squad but James misses out
JAVIER GANDUL DIARIO AS

Gareth Bale has returned to Zinedine Zidane’s Real Madrid squad for the Champions League last 16 match against Manchester City at the Bernabéu on 26 February with Eden Hazard among those ruled out for the first leg. Bale was left out of the squad for last weekend’s defeat at Levante after suffering a stomach issue.

Zidane has also included Luka Jovic – who missed the Levante game for the same reason - Isco and Vinicius for the visit of Pep Guardiola’s Premier League champions as he seeks a formula to take on the former Barcelona manager in the absence of the Belgium international.

Zidane has left Nacho, Rodrygo, Brahim and James Rodríguez out of the squad.

Real Madrid squad for Manchester City

Keepers: Courtois, Areola, Altube.

Defenders: Carvajal, Militão, Ramos, Varane, Marcelo, Mendy.

Midfielders: Kroos, Modric, Casemiro, Valverde, Isco.

Forwards: Benzema, Bale, Lucas Vázquez, Jovic, Vinicius.