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Official: Real Madrid squad to face Elche



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Real Madrid will travel to Estadio Manuel Martinez Velero to face off against Elche on Wednesday night, hoping to extend their lead at the top of the La Liga table.

On the eve of the match, manager Carlo Ancelotti has released the list of players that he will be taking to Elche.

There are no major surprises in the 22-man squad that has been called up. Thibaut Courtois has recently returned to team training but has not been rushed back into action, with Ancelotti indicating that the Yashin Trophy winner could return against Sevilla.

Apart from Courtois, Dani Ceballos also continues to be sidelined with an injury. A fresh name has joined him on the treatment tables in the form of Mariano Diaz, with the striker not participating in training earlier today.

While Iker Bravo was called up to train with the senior team, the young striker has not been named in the travelling squad for Elche.

Fresh after winning the Ballon d’Or, superstar Karim Benzema will continue to lead the team on the field after ending his mini goal-drought against Barcelona this past weekend.

The likes of Eden Hazard, Marco Asensio and Eduardo Camavinga will hope to get some minutes on Wednesday.

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Real Madrid trio in danger of missing Villarreal game due to suspension



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As Real Madrid look to restart the campaign following the end of the international break, all focus will be on the upcoming El Clasico in Copa del Rey on April 5.

However, before they take on their arch-rivals for a fourth time this year, Real Madrid must see off the challenge from Real Valladolid in La Liga on Sunday.

Given Barcelona’s 12-point advantage at the top of the table, La Liga appears to be a lost cause for Real Madrid right now. But that is no excuse for Carlo Ancelotti’s men to appear complacent, as they look to push for a late title charge.

However, heading into this contest, three Real Madrid players proceed with caution as they are running the risk of missing out on the next league game against Villarreal due to yellow cards.

The three players in question are Eduardo Camavinga, Dani Carvajal, and Dani Ceballos. All three of these players have picked up four yellow cards in La Liga this term. Therefore, picking up another booking against Valladolid will rule them out in the next game.

Camavinga, in particular, has been a vital part of the Real Madrid squad since the turn of the year, impressing onlookers with his performances and versatility.

Carvajal, too, is a critical option at right-back and his experience could go a long way in helping Real Madrid end the league campaign on a positive note. Not to mention, the club lack the services of a reliable alternative, which has led to links with Reece James this coming summer.

Ceballos, on the other hand, has been one of the emerging stars this year. The midfielder’s performances have been excellent lately, and he would not want to lose any momentum by picking up a suspension ahead of the important Villarreal game next week.

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