As Zinedine Zidane warned in his pre-match press conference, Eden Hazard has not returned in time to be included in Real Madrid‘s squad for Saturday night’s Clasico against Barcelona at the Estadio Alfredo Di Stefano.
The Belgian has been training with his teammates in the last few days, but the club are keen not to rush him back. The hope is that Hazard will return in a stronger condition if he builds up his fitness and sharpness through training sessions.
Therefore, there are no major surprises in Real Madrid‘s squad list. Perhaps the only thing of note is the absence of Sergio Arribas, who has regularly filled out the squad but will instead get the chance to play with Raul Gonzalez’s Castilla this weekend.
Real Madrid’s squad for the Clasico
Goalkeepers: Thibaut Courtois, Andriy Lunin, Diego Altube.
Defenders: Eder Militao, Nacho Fernandez, Marcelo, Alvaro Odriozola, Ferland Mendy.
Midfielders: Toni Kroos, Luka Modric, Casemiro, Fede Valverde, Isco.
Forwards: Karim Benzema, Marco Asensio, Lucas Vazquez, Vinicius Junior, Mariano Diaz, Rodrygo Goes.