Real Madrid will start the match with Basque without two players. Gareth Bale and Dani Ceballos continue rehabilitation after injuries. The Welshman already returned to work with the group yesterday, and the Spaniard has been practicing individually on the pitch for several days.
At the pre-match conference, Ancelotti defended himself to have only repeated a match-to-match eleven once and listed the changes he had made in recent weeks. However, they do not apply to those who play the most frequently, and it will be no different today.
Madrid’s media expect only two line-up changes compared to the match against Athletic. Both modifications are to be made on the right, where the Lucas-Asensio pair will be replaced by Dani Carvajal from Rodrygo Goes. The last time the Spaniard played together with the Brazilian from the first minute in Tiraspol.
When it comes to rotation, everyone is looking at the midfield, but a more important topic than the tiredness of Toni Kroos and Luka Modricio may be the card situation of Casemiro this weekend. The warning from the meeting with Athletic was the fourth for the Brazilian this season and another will mean a suspension for him. The next game in the league will be the derby against Atlético Madrid. Ancelotti commented at the press conference that if Casemiro helped the team win and watched at the same time the exclusion card from the derby, he would have no problem with it. AS nevertheless puts a question in this matter and also mentions Fede Valverde in the graphic.
Igor Zubeldia, who has been struggling with a groin problem since the beginning of the season, was called up in the host team. Thanks to this, the Basques can be calmer in the absence of another basic Aritz Elustondo stopper, who will fill the second suspension game for the red card against Valencia today. In addition, Mikel Merino and David Silva are struggling with muscle injuries, and Monreal returns to training after knee arthroscopy.
Real Sociedad: Remiro; Zaldúa, Zubeldia, Le Normand, Rico; Guevara, Zubimendi; Januzaj, Oyarzabal, Barrenetxea; Isak
Others called: Ryan; Pacheco, Aihen, Gorosabel, Turrientes, Guridi, Navarro, Portu, Sørloth, Lobete and Djouahra
Real Madrid: Courtois; Carvajal, Militão, Alaba, Mendy; Casemiro, Kroos, Modrić; Rodrygo, Vinícius and Benzema
Others called: Lunin and Fuidias; Vallejo, Nacho, Marcelo, Lucas, Isco, Camavinga, Blanco, Asensio, Hazard, Mariano and Jović.
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