El Clásico is upon us! The biggest football match on the planet is right around the corner, and Real Madrid coach Zinedine Zidane has already called his favorite players to travel to Catalonia for this Saturday's giant clash.
It is a list without any surprises from the French manager. Apart from defender Raphaël Varane, injured in international duty, Zidane has no significant injury issues to worry about, which is not usual in a season filled with physical problems for Los Blancos. Nobody important is suspended, meaning that Madrid will line up their best players for the big game.
These are the 19 men called up by Zidane:
Goalkeepers: 1. Keylor Navas, 13. Kiko Casilla, 31. Rubén Yáñez
Defenders: 3. Pepe, 4. Sergio Ramos, 6. Nacho Fernández, 12. Marcelo Vieira, 15. Dani Carvajal, 23. Danilo Luiz
Midfielders: 8. Toni Kroos, 10. James Rodríguez, 11. Gareth Bale, 14. Casemiro, 19. Luka Modric, 22. Isco
Forwards: 7. Cristiano Ronaldo, 9. Karim Benzema, 18. Lucas Vázquez, 20. Jesé Rodríguez
Projected Starting Lineup (4-3-3):
Navas; Danilo, Pepe, Ramos, Marcelo; Casemiro, Modric, Kroos; Bale, Benzema, Ronaldo