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.

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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