Vinicius and Brahim back in the squad, Jovic out
Zinedine Zidane will take 19 players to Ipurua this Saturday. The coach is once again showing faith in Vinicius who was left out for the Champions League match with Gaatasaray.
The Brazilian winger is in and out of the Real Madrid squad. It will be a new opportunity for a Vinicius who has lost protagonism as Rodrygo has burst onto the scene.
The other player to return is Brahim. The man from Malaga is not playing regularly for Real Madrid. Injuries and then tactical reasons have meant he is struggling to play.
The main absence is that of Luka Jovic. The Serbian striker has got a slight muscle injury, 'Marca' reports and he will not be back until after the international break.
The injured Marcelo is not there after having to go off against Galatasaray. Odriozola is not either and Mariano has also missed out.
The other two notable absentees are Bale and James. Both footballers are injured, but they have also been called up by their respective national teams for international fixtures.