Real Madrid coach José Mourinho has decided to leave Sergio Ramos, Rafaël Varane and Fabio Coentrão out of his squad list for tomorrow's meeting with Celta in Vigo. As his assistant coach Aitor Karanka explained in this afternoon's press conference, all three players will have a chance to rest after a hectic 11 days in which they played the full 90 minutes of the team's engagements with Barcelona and Manchester United.
Ramos and Cristiano Ronaldo returned to training on Saturday morning - a flu bug prevented both players from taking part in Friday's session. Just two players failed to take to the practice pitches - Iker Casillas and Ángel Di María, who are both recovering from injury.
The Real Madrid squad list for Sunday's match reads:
Goalkeepers: Diego López, Adán and Jesús
Defenders: Carvalho, Nacho, Pepe, Albiol, Arbeloa and Marcelo
Midfielders: Kaká, Callejón, Özil, Xabi Alonso, Modric, Essien and Khedira
Forwards: Cristiano Ronaldo, Benzema, Morata and Higuaín.