Real Madrid made a stunning comeback from their recent setbacks by securing a 9-1 victory over Granada on Sunday. Carlo Ancelottia s men will now look to extend their good form by overcoming the challenge of Rayo Vallecano tonight. Gareth Bale picked up a foot injury on Sunday but he has been named in Real Madrida s squad for tonighta s game.
Gareth Bale could miss the remainder of the season after picking up a foot injury but Real Madrid boss Carlo Ancelotti has surprised everybody by selecting him for the clash against Rayo Vallecano.
Meanwhile, James Rodriguez is also fully fit now and Carlo Ancelotti believes that both, Isco and the Colombian, can play in the midfield together.
a Both (Isco and James) could feature as they have played together on many occasions. There is a problem with Bale, who received a knock on his left foot. We will reevaluate the situation tomorrow and name the starting line-up afterwards. It is not a debate between Isco and James but rather a debate about the entire squad of players, who are in full fitness at the moment,a said Ancelotti.
a One player is not more important than the other. James is doing really well in what is his first year here and Isco is also performing well. Everyone is happy with him. It is hard for a coach to make the decision about who is the best. I’m lucky to have two players of their quality, who are also capable of playing in a number of different positions across the park.a
The trident of Bale, Benzema and Cristiano Ronaldo, the BBC looked in great touch against Granada and Ancelotti believes that the trio is a indispensablea .
a Bale, Benzema and Cristiano Ronaldo are going to be indispensable, but from time to time one of the three is going to be resteda .
Real Madrid squad:
Goalkeepers: Casillas, Keylor Navas and Pacheco.
Defenders: Varane, Ramos, Coentrao, Marcelo, Carvajal, Nacho.
Midfielders: Kroos, James, Isco, Lucas Silva, Modric and Illarra.
Forwards: Cristiano Ronaldo, Benzema, Chicharito, Bale and Jesse.