Real Madrid coach Jose Mourinho has named his squad for the trip to face Valencia this evening, leaving a number of players out due to injury and tactical reasons, following their extra-time Copa del Rey victory over Barcelona in midweek.
With Madrid set to face off with Barcelona again in the Champions League on Wednesday, Mourinho has left Fernando Gago, Sami Khedira, Angel Di Maria and Emmanuel Adebayor in the Spanish capital due to injuries, while Sergio Ramos will be not be involved either.
Real Madrid’s squad for the trip to the Mestalla:
Goalkeepers: Casillas, Adan, Dudek.
Defenders: Albiol, Garay, Pepe, Carvalho, Marcelo, Nacho.
Midfielders: Diarra, Ozil, Xabi Alonso, Kaka, Pedro Leon, Canales, Granero, Juanfran.
Forwards: Ronaldo, Benzema, Higuain.