On Monday Real Madrid published the list of players to face Atalanta in the mid-week for the UEFA Champions League. Benzema, who was in doubt, is confirmed to be absent after not recovering from an ankle blow in a match against Valencia on the 14th.
In addition to Benzema, Zidane has a number of absences, such as Sergio Ramos, Hazard, Marcelo, Carvajal, Valverde, Rodrygo, Odriozola and Éder Militão. Therefore, the list of members was filled out by young people from the lower categories of the club. Only 12 players are in the main squad.
Real Madrid and Atalanta face in Bergamo, this Wednesday, in a game valid for the round of 16 of the Champions League. The players that are available for are Courtois, Lunin, Altube, R. Varane, Nacho, F. Mendy, Chust, Miguel, Kroos, Modrić, Casemiro, Isco, Arribas, Blanco, Asensio, Lucas V., Vini Jr., Mariano and Hugo Duro.