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Official: Real Madrid squad list to face Granada

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As Real Madrid get set to take on Granada in their first La Liga fixture after being crowned as champions, manager Carlo Ancelotti has announced the squad list for the contest.

Los Blancos will travel to Los Carmenes as champions while their opponents are staring at the prospect of relegation from La Liga.

Given the exertions of the team this week against Bayern Munich, Ancelotti will likely make a host of rotations tomorrow evening, something that he already hinted at in his press conference.

Aurelien Tchouameni and David Alaba are the most notable absentees for Real Madrid with the former getting injured earlier this week.

Nico Paz was called up to train with the senior team today but has not been included in the squad list by Ancelotti.

Meanwhile, Thibaut Courtois, who started the last league fixture against Cadiz, is set to get the nod again over Andriy Lunin and Kepa Arrizabalaga.

Eder Militao, too, is set to feature from kickoff against Granada, while there could be minutes for other players like Arda Guler, Brahim Diaz, and Dani Ceballos.

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Real Madrid star unlikely to travel to London with the rest of the squad

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Real Madrid will be on their way to England this Thursday as they gear up to take on Borussia Dortmund in the UEFA Champions League final on Saturday.

The players and the staff will be on a flight to London tomorrow to prepare for the clash at Wembley.

However, according to a report from journalist Arancha Rodriguez, Real Madrid goalkeeper Andriy Lunin might not travel with the rest of the team tomorrow.

The 25-year-old Ukrainian goalkeeper has not trained for three days in a row after coming down with the flu.

Lunin has overcome the flu, but he still has the virus and there is still a chance he could be contagious.

Lunin will not travel with the rest of the team. (Photo by Rafal Oleksiewicz/Getty Images)

As such, Real Madrid, aware of the importance of Saturday’s match against Borussia Dortmund, are considering leaving the Ukrainian behind to avoid any possible contagion ahead of the Champions League final.

The goalkeeper will likely not travel with the rest of the expedition to London on Thursday and will fly alone on Saturday to avoid the risk of infection.

On Thursday, Lunin will undergo another check-up and, depending on the viral load, he could even travel on Friday. But it seems impossible for him to travel with his teammates.

It has already been suggested that Lunin would be making way for Thibaut Courtois in the starting lineup against Borussia Dortmund on Saturday. The likelihood of that has increased following the events of this week.

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