As Real Madrid look to eke past Barcelona in the La Liga title race, their next challenge takes them to Estadio de la Ceramica where the reigning champions will lock horns with Villarreal.
Ahead of the trip to El Madrigal, manager Carlo Ancelotti has released the squad list that will be travelling for the game on Saturday afternoon.
The big news for Real Madrid ahead of the match against Villarreal is that goalkeeper Thibaut Courtois, who missed the midweek Copa del Rey match against Cacereno with a knock, is back in the squad.
Also returning to the fold are Toni Kroos, Karim Benzema, Vinicius Jr, Luka Modric and David Alaba, all of whom were rested for the midweek clash.
However, Dani Carvajal, who is nursing a muscle overload, does not make the cut after not training today. Fellow right-back Alvaro Odriozola also misses out for Los Blancos after sustaining an injury against Cacereno.
Striker Mariano Diaz is the other absentee for Real Madrid as he continues to recover from an ankle sprain.
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