REAL MADRID - HUESCA

Real Madrid squad named for Huesca visit

Zinedine Zidane remains without Carvajal, Odriozola, Nacho and Odegaard but he has brought in Mariano, a player who's not been seen for several months.

Real Madrid squad named for Huesca visit
Antonio Villalba Real Madrid

The Di Stéfano stadium will be host once again to Real Madrid following a mixed couple of results away from home. A massive three points collected at the Camp Nou last time out in LaLiga was followed up with a late point earned in Germany. Next up, the visit of Huesca in what many Madridistas see as a must win, as the team looks to build up some consistency.

Real Madrid await Huesca

The last two games at their temporary home - check out how the Santiago Bernabéu is taking shape - both ended in surprise defeats. LaLiga minnows Cádiz came to town and left with a valuable three points and Shakhtar, the believed ‘also-rans’ of the Champions League group, also surprised Los Blancos in the opener.

Manager Zinedine Zidane’s position may have been boosted with the Clásico win, but nothing less than a victory on Saturday, ideally with a strong performance, will be enough to quieten the murmurs of discontent.

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The squad for the game is the same as that sent to Mönchengladbach, with one noticeable change: Mariano is back. Carvajal, Odriozola, Nacho and Odegaard are all still missing through injury.

Mariano has not played a single minute since 2 July, coming on in the 93rd minute during the 1-0 victory over Getafe. He still managed to pick up a yellow card before the final whistle.

With Tuesday’s UCL game against Inter Milan on the mind, expect a few changes from the French coach.

Real Madrid's squad for Huesca

Goalkeepers: Courtois, Lunin, Altube

Defenders: Santos, Varane, Ramos, Militao, Marcelo, Mendy

Midfielders: Casemiro, Kroos, Modric, Isco, Valverde

Forwards: Lucas Vázquez, Asensio, Rodrygo, Vinicius, Hazard, Mariano, Jovic, Benzema