The Italian Carlo Ancelotti announced this Saturday the call of Real Madrid for Sunday’s game against Cádiz in which he has nine casualties for different reasons -Modric, Asensio, Rodrygo, Bale, Lunin, Marcelo, Carvajal, Isco and Mariano -, so it has had to have five homegrown players to complete it.
Goalkeepers Toni Fuidias and Luis López, left-back Miguel Gutiérrez, midfielder Antonio Blanco and right-handed winger Peter, the latter making his debut, enter the list of 21 players.
Conditioned above all by the positives of this week. Asensio, Rodrygo, Bale, Lunin and Marcelo are out for this reason, and Modric, who tested positive on Wednesday and negative on Friday, continues at home with, as EFE learned from club sources, still with cold symptoms.
Without being related to a positive, Mariano is not in the call, he is already weak after they gave him the second dose of the vaccine and Isco, negative in the tests this Saturday, was sent home by the doctors since his children present cold symptoms. From the club, they convey maximum caution in the face of the rebound in cases.
In Carvajal’s case, his absence is due to muscle discomfort. The one who did recover from them at the last minute is the French Karim Benzema, who trained individually during the week but arrived in time for the clash against Cádiz, as confirmed by the Italian Carlo Ancelotti at the press conference the day before in which he also revealed that the Belgian Eden Hazard will start.
The summoned list is made up of:
Goalkeepers: Courtois, Luis López and Fuidias.
Defenses: Nacho, Militao, Alaba, Vallejo, Mendy and Miguel Gutiérrez.
Midfielders: Kroos, Casemiro, Valverde, Lucas Vázquez, Dani Ceballos, Camavinga, Blanco and Peter.
Forwards: Hazard, Benzema, Jović and Vinicius.