Cristiano Ronaldo will been rested for Wednesday’s Copa del Rey quarterfinal second leg at home to Leganes, but centre-back Sergio Ramos is set to feature for the first time in 2018.
A Madrid squad announcement said Gareth Bale, Toni Kroos and Marcelo would also sit the game out with Madrid 1-0 up from the first leg.
Karim Benzema is expected to make his first start since December after recovering from a hamstring problem, while club captain Ramos will get a chance from the bench.
Youngsters Theo Hernandez, Marcos Llorente, first leg goalscorer Marco Asensio and Borja Mayoral are expected to be rotated in once more, but Dani Ceballos is missing with a sprained ankle.
Ronaldo’s long-term future at Madrid remains in doubt, with sources close to the player having said in recent weeks that he aims to leave next summer if agreement cannot be found over a new contract.
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