Martin Ødegaard will miss Castilla’s meeting with Sestao River on Saturday afternoon. The Norwegian has been unable to shake off the injury to his ribs which he picked up a fortnight ago during the game against Tudelano and will miss his second game in a row, after missing last week’s game against Real Unión. Castilla coach Zinedine Zidane prefers to rest the player for next week’s game against Sanse (Real Sociedad B) – even though the Madrid reserves are involved in a battle to secure one of the promotion Play Off places. Castilla sit three points behind fourth-placed Toledo with 12 points left in play
Ødegaard won’t be the only absentee – Lucas Torró is out with a groin strain, Jaime with an adductor injury and Eero Markkanen is carrying an abdominal injury while Álvaro Jiménez is suspended after being sent off in Irun last weekend.