Gareth Bale makes a return to Real Madrid squad as they face AS Roma in their last test before the start of the 2019/2020 Laliga season.
Roma will be playing host to Spanish giants, Real Madrid at the Stadio Olimpico tonight for the inaugral Mabel Green Cup match– the First International Football Cup on Earth Sustainability.
Zinedine Zidane recalled out of favour Welsh attacker, Gareth Bale into the team but there’s still no place for James Rodriguez.
Bale along side James, failed to make Real Madrid’s trip to Munich for Audi Cup with reports suggesting that Zidane does not have them in his plans for the season– implying that the club needs to offload them.
Club captain, Sergio Ramos, Mariano Diaz and Brahim Diaz were the other high profile names missing from the squad.
Here is the 20 man Real Madrid squad that will face the Giallorossi side tonight:
Goalkeepers; T. Courtois, K. Navas, T. Fuidas.
Defenders; Dani Carvajal, Eder Militão, Raphael Varane, Marcelo, Nacho, Odriozola.
Midfielders; Isco, Casemiro, Toni Kroos, Luka Modric, F. Valverde.
Attackers; Hazard, Luka Jovic, Karim Benzema, Gareth Bale, Lucas Vazquez, Vinicius Jnr.
The French Manager is expected to start the match with a 4-2-3-1 formation but later switch to a 3-5-2 (a formation experts feel he will use for the most part of the new season).
Roma team news:
As Roma manager, Paulo Fonseca also named a strong squad for the Friendly-cup game.
Pau Lopez, Daniel Fuzato, Antonio Mirante;
Juan Jesus, Aleksandar Kolarov, Davide Santon, Federico Fazio, Gianluca Mancini, Alessandro Florenzi, Leonardo Spinazzola;
Bryan Cristante, Lorenzo Pellegrini, Diego Perotti, Nicolo Zaniolo, Amadou Diawara;
Edin Dzeko, Patrik Schick, Cengiz Under, Justin Kluivert, Mirko Antonucci, Gregoire Defrel.
Los Blancos last visited the Stadio Olimpico in last season’s Champions League group stage game, and they triumphantly went back home with goals from Gareth Bale and Lucas Vazquez in the bag.